Cryptocurrencies instantly became a force to be reckoned with and generated a lot of hype. As the value of cryptocurrencies went up so did the hype surrounding it. It became the talk of the town and almost everyone wanted to become a part of the cryptocurrency market.
However, after the commotion died down, people began losing interest in dealing with cryptocurrencies anymore. But all is not over yet, cryptocurrencies will still be a huge part of the digital era and the good news is that there are various businesses that are allowing their customers to use cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. Read the following top surprising places that accept cryptocurrencies.
Overstock with Cryptocurrencies
Overstock was one of the first online retailers that started accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment in January of 2014. Customers can pay for anything from laptops and televisions to bedroom and patio furniture. Customers can make use of all types of major currencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Dash and Bitcoin cash. While checking out, customers can simply choose the pay with bitcoins option and make payment for the goods they have purchased.
Splurge on Expedia
Expedia is one of the world’s largest online travel booking agencies. They teamed up with Coinbase to form this biggest booking agency online. Around mid-2014, Expedia started offering their users with an option to pay Bitcoins for making hotel bookings. Currently, bitcoin payment is only accepted for hotel bookings and may be expanded to include payments for flights, activities and other services offered by them.
Fly with CheapAir
If you are planning to escape your hectic work life for a nice long vacation, you can choose to book your flights using your cryptocurrency. CheapAir allows you to book both international as well as domestic flights with cryptocurrency. CheapAir started accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment since 2013 and is the only company that will accept the currency as payment for air travel.
Newegg for Gadget Lovers
If you are a gadget freak and need to buy the latest tech gadgets all the time then Newegg is your go-to place! Newegg is an electronic retail giant and accepts bitcoin as a form of payment. Newegg has chosen BitPay as its payment processing partner for the digital currency. However, Newegg has various terms and conditions and does not accept cryptocurrency payments for various types of orders.
PizzaForCoins – Cryptocurrencies for your Pizzas
Pizza lovers can now rejoice, as PizzaForCoins allows customers to pay for pizzas using bitcoins and 45 other cryptocurrencies. After checking for the closest pizza joints such as Pizza Hut, Dominos or Papa John’s to the customer’s location, they can order pizzas and pay for it using their digital currency. A small fee for the service provided is included in the final payment amount.
Bitcoins can be used to deposit fund into your Microsoft account. However, these funds can only be used for purchasing games, movies and apps in the Windows and Xbox stores. Microsoft doesn’t allow you to use cryptocurrency for buying things from the Microsoft online store. If you love to watch movies or playing online games, then this is a sweet deal for you!
Virgin Galactic (Bitcoin)
Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson owns Virgin Galactic which is a commercial flight venture and includes companies like Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline, accepts customers purchasing by paying Bitcoins. They even allow people to pay Bitcoins for space travel.
Intuit with BitPay
The software giant, Intuit partnered with BitPay during late 2014 and announced the integration of bitcoin payments into the QuickBooks PayByCoin service. When a customer chooses to pay the invoice online using bitcoin, the customer is provided with instructions to link Bitcoin payment processor for completing their transaction.
If you have been hoarding your cryptocurrencies, you can now choose to splurge it at the above-mentioned places. The hype might have reduced but cryptocurrencies are definitely here to stay for a while and might even become our new currency soon!
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