10 Things You Did not Know You Could Buy Using Bitcoins
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art — Andy Warhol.
Here are some things you didn’t know you could buy with Bitcoin.
1. Food and drinks
Are you hungry and do not have any cash on you? Worry Not, your Bitcoin may have you covered. You can now order food or drinks from select food stores or taverns and pay using Bitcoins. KFC Canada is an example of such establishments. It offers BitPay as a payment option on its online check-out page. The chicken comes in a Bitcoin themed bucket and is delivered to your doorstep. How amazing is that? You can also order pizza from Domino’s and pay using Bitcoins. Subway, Pembury Tavern (London), Old Fitzroy (Australia) among others are enterprises that accept Bitcoin as a means of payment.
2. Travelling and accommodation
Booking Travelling tickets using Bitcoins is now possible. You can purchase air tickets from travel agencies such as; Virgin airline, Bitcoin Travel , Expedia, cheapair.com to tour your destination of choice. On top of this, you can get accommodation, apartments and access to attraction sites. Voyages can also be paid for using Bitcoin on Yatch Base which is a Croatian yacht charter company. A Class Limousine at Newark (N.J) is a service that provides luxurious limousines that can pick you up or drop you off at the airport. Its services can be paid for using Bitcoin. Space tours offered by Virgin Galactic can also be paid for using Bitcoins.
3. Video games and apps
A few years back, it was extremely difficult to purchase video games or apps online. This in particular affected gamers in third world countries. They struggled to find the means to change money from their country’s currency to the currency that is accepted by the service providers. But not anymore as cryptocurrency has bridged the gap between the app developers and users. You can now buy your favorite video games using Bitcoins. Microsoft’s Xbox and windows store, Big Fish Gamers and Green Man Gaming just to mention a few are some of the organizations in this category that accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.
4. Internet Services
Do you need your web page to pop up among the top results in a search engine? Pay using Bitcoins to receive efficient services from a dedicated team on SEO Clerks. Websites such as Reddit, and Lumfile accept their users to upgrade to premium services by paying using Bitcoin. LV offers high speed internet services which can be paid for using Bitcoin. Express VPN is a website that offers a secure and high speed virtual private network and its services can be obtained by paying using Bitcoin.
They say that money cannot buy you happiness but rather change how you feel it. Well, I bet that it always feels awesome when you help the less fortunate. Owing to this, charity organizations such as Save The Children have refused to be left behind when it comes to cryptocurrency. As a result, donations can now be made in form of Bitcoins. Additionally, you can also use crowd funding sites such as Crowd Tilt to pool funds which are in turn used to give back to society. You may not have bought happiness per-se but that ‘feel good’ feeling pretty much translates to happiness.
6. Music and Movies
Music (the soul’s food) from some musicians can be downloaded in exchange for Bitcoins. Grooveshark which a USA based music streaming service accepts payments from its subscribers in form of Bitcoins. It is also possible to pay for television downloads from EZTV using cryptocurrency. MovieTickets.com accepts this popular currency too.
7. Bitcoin can be used to pay for education
Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Worry not Bitcoin has you covered. Institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accept cryptocurrency as a fee to let you access their book store. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland is another example of an academic institution that accepts payments from its students in form of Bitcoins. Other higher education institutions that accept this form of payment are; Kings College (New York), The University of Nicosia (Cyprus) and The University of Cumbria (U.K). You can also purchase copies of newspapers from Bloomberg and The Sun Times which are online publishers.
8. Jewelry and art
Precious metals dealers Sharps Pixley, APMEX, JM Bullion and Euro Pacific will gladly exchange gold for cryptocurrency. Amagi Metals a precious metal furnishing company accepts Bitcoin as well. Etsy vendors renowned for authentic art and jewelry have also added Bitcoin as a payment option.
In the mood to surprise your loved ones? Buy gift cards from Gyft using Bitcoin and have your family and friends singing your praises. Payments are made possible by using your Bitcoin wallet.
10. Pay for legal services
Running into some legal problems? You can now pay for legal services using cryptocurrency. Nebraska lawyers have accepted Bitcoin as a form of payment after an ethics board gave its approval.