Traveling, services, online shop purchases, gift cards, freelancers, and so much more – nowadays you can pay literally for everything with your crypto funds – and still, you have to search for this possibilities. This article shall give you a neat roundup on how to spend your bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies for almost everything available. Hey, it is a Crypto CURRENCY – so let’s use it and go shopping!
Cryptocribs is a neat Airbnb-clone, that makes use of the exact same concept. The website has some shortcomings, unfortunately. From a usability aspect, it would have been good to see where the actual cribs are (city/country) in a more prominent position, also many of the available shown cribs are actually not. I got many emails like “Sorry, but not available – maybe try later”. However, it is great to connect with other crypto enthusiasts and they have really a broad catalog of offerings.
Abitsky offers flights (only, no accommodations) payable in Bitcoin. When I researched these guys had a pretty competitive pricing for their flights. A bummer: They seem to offer also accommodation, but are only redirecting to hotel booking websites, which obviously don’t accept Bitcoin.
Since Expedia has stopped accepting Bitcoin, Destinia is a valuable alternative, accepting Bitcoin for payment. Flights and accommodation can be booked successfully. They calculate in mBTC which seems a bit uncomfortable at first for novice travelers but is actually no issue – 229 mBTC = 0.229 BTC, easy. The website is the most professional of all visited bitcoin travel sites.
CheapAir recently stopped taking Bitcoin payments but is now on track again. On Twitter I’ve read some troubles people had with their booking service (appearing at the airport, no flight possible). However, I have no personal experiences with them. As we are currently on the look to book something, I recognized that the prices are higher than other sites.
This website is very lean with information! If you search for flights there, you will be redirected to other sites like Travelgenio, so we assume an affiliate scheme on this website. The linked websites we tried don’t accept Bitcoin, so I cannot say, what’s the deal with this one.
There are several websites that maintain maps or directories with local brick & mortar businesses that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Here is a list for you:
If you run a business which is fully operated on cryptocurrencies, it can be comfortable to hire freelancers and pay them with Bitcoin or Ethereum. This two websites are the most active ones and have many workers available, hungry for some corn.
If you want to buy something on a store, that does not accept cryptocurrencies, you can do that with gift cards instead. Of course, you can use them obviously as a gift for family & friends as well. Here are two shops where you can purchase all kind of gift cards with your Bitcoin.
How sexy is that? You have a date with a futuristic crypto lady, you have a dinner together and then you just scan the QR code the waiter shows you. Here you can find restaurants that accept Bitcoin:
Yep, there is a whole universe of purchasing options with these online shops, accepting cryptocurrency.
Check out these stores for a neat Bitcoin shopping experience:
Gold & Silver
Diversifying your assets is never a wrong thing. Are you heavy on Bitcoin and want to lift up some gold or silver? These two websites offer precious metals in exchange for your cryptos.
Pay Everything in Cryptocurrencies
And the best for the last! There are two (reliable) options to literally buy the entire internet with your crypto holdings!
Bigcoin is a less known website which you can use as a service to purchase stuff for you online. You transfer cryptos to them plus a handling fee (a bit pricey) and they do all your wished online purchases on websites that do not accept crypto. They don’t store your order data after the purchase, so you can stay anonymous if you value your privacy.
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Do you buy store with your cryptos online? Did we miss an excellent shopping opportunity? Let us know in the comments!