How and where to spend Bitcoins in 2019: list of online and physical stores currently accepting cryptos as mean of payment.
Are you asking yourself how to spend my bitcoins? If you have some Bitcoins set aside and you do not know what to do with them, or if you are wondering how to buy and spend bitcoins, here is a list of opportunities for 2018.
Besides their obvious function as an investment, cryptocurrencies can also be used to buy things and services. What can you buy and how to spend bitcoins online?
How to spend Bitcoins?
Buying things or services on the Internet is the most obvious way to spend your BTCs. Specifically, which sites and services accept Bitcoins as a means of payment?
Let’s take a look at a rundown of the most famous, divided by product category.
Dell, one of the world’s most famous computer companies in the world, accepts Bitcoin payments through its partnership with Coinbase. It is possible to buy products from the “Alienware” range paying in cryptocurrencies.
Gaming websites are the most avant-garde from this point of view, and among them, Steam – a company that sells the likes of Mafia – is at the forefront. It is possible to purchase games by paying in Bitcoins, very conveniently and quickly.
BTCTrip is one of the few sites where trips can be bought by paying in Bitcoins. It works exactly like any other online booking website, where all you have to do is enter the departure and the return date, locations (departure and arrival) and the number of passengers.
Would you like a few examples? A trip to China costs slightly more than 0.3 BTC, you can get to Japan or Brazil with 0.5 BTC and to Mexico with 0.24 BTC.
AirBaltic, an airline of Latvian origin, includes Bitcoins among its various means of payment.
More online shopping
Ovestock is a site that sells practically everything and includes Bitcoins among its accepted means of payment.
Then there are others:
- Bitdials, which sells watches;
- Bitlasers, which sells printers;
- Bitgild, which sells precious coins and gold bars (another form of safe investment).
Amazon will be the first tech giant to accept Bitcoins as a means of payment. Currently this news was still not confirmed and even Amazon refused to provide further details, but rumours say that soon you will be able to buy and sell directly on Amazon using BTCs.
Today is still not known how to spend bitcoin on Amazon though!
eBay is another major online shop that currently does not accept Bitcoins as a mean of payment. The company’s senior vice-president, Scott Cutler, has revealed the platform already started to think how to start accepting cryptocurrencies, but currently there’s no way to know how to spend Bitcoins on eBay.
All the shops where you can spend Bitcoin
We want to draw your attention to the website https://coinmap.org/ that offers a very special service: a search function for stores in the real world that accept Bitcoins as a means of payment, on a map.
In this case, these are bricks-and-mortar stores that have enabled payment for their services and goods in cryptocurrency. A concrete way that lets us understand Bitcoins are spreading increasingly in practice, in everyday life, and that somehow they are emerging from the digital world.
As you will see on the map, there are real shops that accept “physical bitcoins” almost all over the world: United States, UK, South Africa, India
Before spending, what to know
In order to spend Bitcoins you must of course first possess them “physically”, and the only way to do this is to buy them through an Exchange, or on a website that sells them. We must be particularly careful about the various exchanges on the market. One of the most reliable is CoinBase, which was also one of the first and, even today, is “on a roll”, a signal that it is truly reliable and safe.
If you already own bitcoins and stored then in a paper wallet, you must first “import” them into a digital wallet, only then you can spend them.
Furthermore, for a limited time only, by opening an account with CoinBase and purchasing a minimum of $100 in Bitcoins, you will receive an additional $10 for free.