When Bitcoin wasn’t showcasing its full power, not every retail store or service provider would accept them as payment methods, and most investors preferred to hold on to their assets. Now, however, the landscape has changed completely, and people can pay for items, goods, utilities, services, and other things with digital currencies.
Some high-profile companies are now accepting crypto payments, such as Wikipedia and Microsoft, and as a result, retail stores, restaurants, coffee houses, and other establishments are more open to the idea of receiving digital assets for their services or products.
The fight to establish cryptocurrencies as a truly mainstream phenomenon is just starting, though, as numerous places are putting legal obstacles to disallow their use in specific countries. But at the same time, companies like Facebook are making full-fledged crypto projects, so that’s a plus.
Here are a few examples of things that people can pay with crypto:
Burger King, Germany
In Germany, people can pay a service of burgers and fries with Bitcoin (BTC,) the most prominent and widespread crypto asset. The payment with BTC can be performed via the online platform.
The experiment actually began in Burger King’s Russian branch in 2017. However, at the time, it didn’t quite gain traction and ended quickly. If Burger King, one of America’s top ten brands when it comes to fast foods, begins accepting crypto payments, it would be a huge boon to the industry.
Starbucks and other coffee houses
Easy crypto payments need the proper infrastructure to work, and Starbucks, through payment startup Flexa, is pouncing on the opportunity and offering crypto payments to its huge clientele. The firm’s Spedn app lets those that hold digital assets pay in specific companies, such as the giant coffee shop.
And, thanks to a strategic alliance with a Facebook software developer, Coupa Cafe customers have been accepting BTC as a payment form since 2013.
Use crypto to pay for food
OrderTakeaways and its 50,000+ restaurant database in the United Kingdom make for a perfect choice for those that want to order a pizza and pay with cryptocurrencies, since the firm has been accepting the payment method since last year.
South Korea and Germany have similar platforms in Shuttledelivery and Lieferando, respectively.
Since 2013, specific Subway branches have been taking Bitcoin as a payment method, and the number has gone up in a hurry in the last couple of years.
You can also use Bitcoin to:
- Make a trip to space with Virgin Galactic
- Acquire jewelry in Reeds Jewelry, Blue Nile Jewelry, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, and Coaex Jewelry
- Send and redeem gift cards through Gyft
- Pay for flights and hotels with TravelbyBit
- And more!