Not sure where you can spend your Bitcoin (BTC)? Here’s a list of some of the major retailers that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Yes, Microsoft is one of the retailers that accept bitcoin. You won’t be able to buy any of the big stuff, like an Xbox or Surface laptop, but Microsoft does accept it for things like games, movies, and apps. You can deposit Bitcoin (BTC) into your Microsoft account and then use it to make purchases from the Windows and Xbox stores (but not the Microsoft Online Store.) It should also be noted that Microsoft doesn’t allow refunds once Bitcoin has been deposited into your account.
So, if you’re a gamer or movie lover who has a lot of Bitcoin hanging around, this is great news for you!
Here’s what Microsoft has to say about its Bitcoin policy, and all the finer details.
Through Expedia, you can book your next hotel stay with Bitcoin. Coinbase currently handles all of the Bitcoin transactions for Expedia (so, Coinbase is essentially acting like PayPal for Bitcoin here).
Expedia’s been accepting Bitcoin payments since 2014 – and maybe one day we’ll be able to book flights, even whole packages, with cryptocurrency. But for right now, I can content myself with a hotel stay on Bitcoin.
Here’s why Expedia decided to become an early adopter of Bitcoin.
Overstock.com is a massive online retailer that sells things from furniture to clothing to pet supplies and practically everything in between. Overstock.com was one of the first retailers to accept Bitcoin and you can use Bitcoin to pay for pretty much everything on the site.
The best part? It’s not just Bitcoin. Overstock.com also accepts Ethereum (ETH), Litecon (LTC), Dash, Monero (XMR), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Learn more about Overstock.com’s cryptocurrency policy.
Shopify is an ecommerce platform where merchants can set up their own online shops, in a similar vein as Etsy. All Shopify merchants now have the ability to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment for their products.
However, this doesn’t mean that every merchant listed with Shopify chooses to enable this feature. You’ll have to confirm merchants individually. Here’s a list, from Shopify, of some of the merchants accepting Bitcoin (as of 2013).
Have a Shopify store and didn’t realize you could allow Bitcoin payments? Here’s some more information.
This is just a small fraction of retailers that accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a form of payment, to give you a taste of what’s out there. Sniff around and you’re sure to find more.
Are we missing your favourite Bitcoin-friendly retailer? Let us know in the comments below.
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