Welcome to the first episode of Crypto for everyone!
We aim to promote places in different countries that accept cryptocurrency as a payment option as our initiative to create awareness on the usability of cryptocurrency where it could bring in various benefits. In this episode, set sail as we embark on a journey to the beautiful land called the United States of America.
Cryptocurrency has been in a long journey slowly travelling across the world with an aim to change how we manage assets. Bitcoin was ahead of its time. In fact, back then, the first transaction using Bitcoin was made to purchase pizza! This goes to show that the usability of cryptocurrency was limited back then whereby people are baffled on how to fully-utilize cryptocurrency. But now; fortunately, those days are behind us.
As people are becoming more comfortable with cryptocurrency, some of the leading industries considered this to be a blessing. From tech industry giants to your neighbourhood pizza outlet; aside from trading and staking, cryptocurrency is used to purchase food and beverages, petroleum, etc. Cryptocurrency payments are quick, inexpensive (especially if you’re living outside of your home country), decentralized and secure.
“Simply put, it’s the payment system of the future.”
If you own cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and as you look at your digital assets on your e-wallet, you wonder “What else can I do with this?” Well, this article is made for you. Let’s have a quick look at the best places to shop around the US that accept cryptocurrency where it can give you the best knock for the token money you’ve got.
Overstock is an online store that sells a variety of goods at lower prices. Fun fact: Overstock became the 1st retailer to start accepting Bitcoin as a payment option. On the other hand, Overstock launched Medici Ventures Department specializing on Blockchain technology whilst entering into a partnership with a major exchange platform, Coinbase where they can allow the customers to buy goods using a variety of cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin such as Litecoin, Ethereum etc.
The tech giant, Microsoft has restored bitcoin as a payment option in their store after working with their payment solution provider to ensure lower bitcoin amounts would be redeemable by customers. The company grants the use of Bitcoin to top up funds into the Microsoft account. Initially, Microsoft added bitcoin payment option for digital products in 2014, allowing U.S. based customers to use the digital currency to purchase services like apps, games and videos from its Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox platforms.
Considering CheapAir and Bitcoin, this airline started accepting cryptocurrency in 2013, which made it the first travel agency in the world to accept Bitcoin as a payment method for booking flights. It also started accepting Bitcoin as a stand-in payment method for hotels. They used Coinbase as their exchange platform initially which was later changed to BTCPayServer.
Subway is a major food chain that accepts cryptocurrency in the USA. Besides online orders, cryptocurrency can also be spent at a regular Subway restaurant. With a flip of a Bitcoin, a Subway sandwich can now be bought at selected restaurants such as Hamilton Blvd, Pennsylvania.
Pizza is one of New Jersey’s famous and down-to-earth specialities among the public. Sometimes it may seem as insane as spreading tomato sauce on top of the cheese that certain pizza outlets have begun to accept Bitcoin. Helen’s Pizza is one of at least three New Jersey pizza places which you can get your own slice of pizza using Bitcoin.
As one would expect, this is just a small list of online stores and retailers that accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Nonetheless, the ones mentioned in our list are deeply rooted stores with esteem and good societal backing, which means that they are very safe options for customers.
Just in case; if you happen to own some Bitcoins and you want to spend them online for purchases, you can’t go wrong with any of the options mentioned above.
Catch us on the next episode where we bring you to other parts of the world with crypto.