Volatile price movements are not the only intriguing aspect of bitcoin and other cryptos. Creative and unique ways to spend it is also one. Being a grown up, it is hard to see why people are willing and able to spend their hard earned money into non-sense things and splendor. However, it does not hurt to indulge in such an endeavor, yourself, every now and then.
Crypto expenditure has diversified over the recent years. It now lets you spend mindfully and artfully at the same time. This is proof that utility is not limited to the plain old boring fiat currency.
Spending range: Joey Tribianni to Cleopatra.
1. Movies, Games and AppStore
Microsoft accepts bitcoin in its app stores. Tech and Tech, its a match! This allows you to buy and download movies, games and app-based services. If you are used to buying it, then might as well use cryptocurrency for the payment and be extra jazzy about it.
2. Last Minute Gift Shopping
It is okay if your fiat currency accounts are nil. Use bitcoin to get the perfect gift item, gift cards, via Gyft or eGifter. The card may be used as the gift item, while the recipient will be able to spend the gift card at one of a wide range of retailers, to purchase anything at all.
3. Satisfy Your Music Needs
Some musicians (Bjork, Imogen Heep) allow music downloads in exchange for cryptocurrency. The list is expanding at a rapid speed now that the trend has settled in.
New rugs, new look or a new room? Overstock is one of the first big retailers to start accepting bitcoin, since 2014. The whole team behind it and the founder – Patrick Byrne – are still among cryptotech’s most active proponents. Go spare some furniture bucks and add some house zen to your space.
5. Taxi rides
Save yourself the walk of shame in an unknown place you barely remember entering. Or the need to use an application to find a ride-hailer when in pain or emotional duress, use your extra safe bitcoin wallet. If you’re in places like Argentina and Hungary, you can hop into a Bitcoin-friendly cab.
6. Buying Pizzas
Hungry and in the US, PizzaforCoins gets a pizza delivered to your door from a chain of pizzerias, depending on where you live, in exchange for bitcoin.
7. Vacuum cleaners
Another one of items made possible to buy via Overstock.com. Compact uprights – A further testament to the retail giant’s commitment to cryptocurrencies? Perhaps.
If it’s knowledge that floats your boat then several private and public universities as well as a couple of New York preschools accept bitcoin. The next classroom does not have to be virtual, the payment method could be.
9. B2B Services
Some legal and accounting firms also accept payment for their services in the cryptocurrency. More and more outsourcing firms dealing in Public Relations, Marketing and Human Resource Development are now looking to take crypto based payments to be deemed as edgy and cool.
Of course, cryptos and bitcoin offers you to buy yourself some happiness by donating to one of the bitcoin-accepting charities or crowdfunding sites, such as BitHope, BitGive or Fidelity Charitable. Keep the circles moving with a dash of tech and transparency.
11. 30-day supply of emergency rations
Buy a compact pail filled with nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Augason Farms via the all-in-on-Bitcoin market – Overstock.com. It also includes a 45-day meal planner, in case you need to stretch things out over an apocalypse or for record sakes.
Not bad, huh? These are not the only ones. Tell us how you’d like to spend some crypto sums? Stay in touch, we have a lot more in stock for your creative and intellectual needs.