We are living in exciting times for crypto users, as the industry is starting to truly mature to the point where being able to spend bitcoin directly is becoming a reality in many websites and even offline stores. Coinsspent is dedicated to keeping you up to date on the developments in this space, letting you know where you can spend bitcoin in 2019.
Using bitcoin at Amazon.com
Even if Amazon doesn’t directly accept bitcoin (yet, but there are rumors of a patent being filled recently), there is a clever workaround. The Moon browser extension adds a lightning payment gateway to the amazon.com checkout page. In a nutshell, by sending your payment through the lightning network payment gateway added by the extension, Moon then purchases a gift card which pays for your order instantly. Effectively, allowing you to buy anything using bitcoin through amazon.com. We think it’s only a matter of time before Amazon sees the benefit of this themselves, but even know thanks to the clever solution offered by moon, the only difference is an official endorsement by the ecommerce giant – effectively, you can already use bitcoin to buy anything you like on Amazon.
Bitcoin debit cards
Even though this doesn’t qualify as using bitcoin directly, debit cards are still a viable bridge solution. Read the nuances of this approach on our dedicated bitcoin debit card article here.
Top 10 notable vendors that accept Bitcoin
This retail company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 in partnership with Coinbase. Customers can purchase laptops, televisions, and virtually everything available on the platform using Bitcoin. They also accept a few other cryptos like Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Bitcoin Cash.
The tech giant allows people to use Bitcoin to top up their Microsoft account.
Newegg accepts Bitcoin as a means of payment via BitPay. People can purchase gadgets sold by Newegg via its online platform using the cryptocurrency.
People can pay for satellite TV and other services provided by the Internet service provider, Dish Network. The company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 and does so via Coinbase.
Gyft is a major online gift card platform. You can use Bitcoin to buy and send gift cards for major retailers like Starbucks, Amazon, and iTunes. Gyft is known for accepting BTC without adding extra charges.
The popular travel booking agency has been around for more than two decades and has been accepting Bitcoin via Coinbase since 2014. You can pay for travel and hotel bookings using BTC on this platform.
This is one of the largest domain name registrants in the world. You can pay for a domain name, webhosting, and other web services offered by this company using Bitcoin. It started accepting BTC in 2013 following a request from its tech-savvy client-base.
Roadway moving company
The Roadway Moving Company became the first in its industry to accept Bitcoin. The company accepts BTC to help people move their goods from one place to another.
AT&T is the first major U.S. mobile carrier that customers to pay for their services using Bitcoin. Although not directly, AT&T partners with BitPay to enable Bitcoin payment. You can pay for every bill offered by AT&T using Bitcoin.