Whether you’ve just entered the market, or you’re looking for ways to spend your accumulated BTC, we’re here to help. There are a number of merchants that accept Bitcoin, with that number increasing everyday. Wondering “where can I spend Bitcoin”? We’re here to help. In this guide we’re going to run you through how to spend Bitcoin both online and offline. Ready to put your crypto to work in the everyday world?
How To Spend Bitcoin Online
With the recent boom in merchants accepting Bitcoin over the past few years, you can almost buy anything online these days! You can always check whether an online store accepts Bitcoin by checking their payment options, if it’s not displayed on the front page.
Plenty of airlines are now allowing guests to pay with the original cryptocurrency. The biggest among them include Virgin Galactic, CheapAir.com, Destinia.com, and airBaltic. There are also a number of travel agencies that accept Bitcoin, most notoriously Bitcoin.Travel, a travel agency devoted entirely to Bitcoin paying holiday makers.
Everything you could possibly need in a house can be found and bought with Bitcoin at Overstock.com. For stores like Amazon, Apple, Uber you can load a store wallet with Bitcoin at eGifter, while Gyft covers stores like Sephora, Whole Foods and CVS.
A rewarding way to spend your BTC, or any money for that matter, is by paying it forward. At the cutting edge of revolutionizing global philanthropy is BitGive, a charitable organization that accepts Bitcoin and spreads the wealth to communities that need it the most. You might also like to tip content writers through Wordpress’s Bitcoin-accepting arm, or through Reddit, by purchasing Reddit Gold with your BTC.
Never a dull moment in the gaming world, Minecraft has started using the Bitcoin network to facilitate their in-game currency. While Microsoft offers games and apps directly for Bitcoin. Steam, Playstation and Xbox have also jumped on the bandwagon and all accept BTC.
How To Spend Bitcoin Offline
That’s all very well, but how do you spend Bitcoin offline, in the flesh? Just as simply. Check in the window of the shop (usually near the door) or next to the cash registry if the company accepts Bitcoin by looking for a QR code. If the store doesn’t accept Bitcoin, remember to check out eGifter and Gyft (mentioned above) that cover in store cards for hundreds of popular stores.
Keep an eye out for our Oobit Pay prepaid crypto card launching soon which will allow users to instantly exchange their crypto for fiat while making a purchase.
How To Pay With Bitcoin
Whether you’re buying goods online or offline, there are two ways to make a Bitcoin transaction:
- Scan QR code
- Manually enter Bitcoin address
Scanning a QR code requires you to open your mobile Bitcoin wallet and after selecting “Send”, scan the code of where you would like the funds to go. Manually entering a Bitcoin wallet address will require you to copy paste the wallet address provided and enter it into the “Send” option in your Bitcoin wallet. Both processes are simple and easy, however scanning a QR code definitely is the easier of the two options.
Where Can I Spend Bitcoin?
Anywhere. As you’ve seen above there are few industries that don’t accept Bitcoin. And following PayPal’s announcement of cryptocurrency support, there will be plenty more merchants entering the arena in no time.