As the largest and most well-known digital currency, Bitcoin is taking over the crypto-currency marketplace. As adoption increases, we've seen many large organizations accept bitcoin as a source of payment.
Now that this currency is becoming more and more valuable, it is a mistake for organizations to ignore the viability of Bitcoin for the transfer and to earn wealth. Though the price may fluctuate, this fluctuation can also serve as a hedge against inflation. So, which companies accept Bitcoins?
Companies who accept Bitcoin:
Many companies are accepting Bitcoins; many are not. Here is a list of the biggest (and smaller) names who have embraced bitcoins as a currency.
- Alza – Largest Czech online retailer
- BitPlaza – A website and mobile app that allows you to buy dozens of name brand products with Bitcoin.
- CEX – It’s a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that uses bitcoin.
- ShopJoy – An online retailer based in Australia that sells unique and novelty gifts.
- MIT Coop Store – Student Bookstore at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- SimplePay – The most popular web and mobile-based wallet service in Nigeria
- SFU bookstore – Student Bookstore Simon Fraser University
- Famsa – The biggest retailer in Mexico.
- Overstock.com – Run by crypto-enthusiast Patrick Byrne (Owner of Medici Ventures), this is one of the biggest online retailers.
- Fancy.com – This site sells household goods and fashionable merchandise with a feminine focus. Everything from high heels to couches.
- Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson’s company includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airlines.
- Etsy Vendors – Some of the individual sellers on the site accept Bitcoin.
- Fancy.com – Discover new things, collect all the things you love, all in one place.
- i-Pmart (ipmart.com.my) – An online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer based in Malaysia.
- Microsoft – If you have a Microsoft account, you can go to “Billing and Payment Options” in their account and click “Redeem Bitcoin.” You will be allowed to add up to $100 at a time via BitPay.
- Newegg.com sells virtually everything related to computers and electronics. If you want to buy a new gaming computer a PlayStation 4, a sound system, a good laptop, or a television, Newegg will let you do it. They accept both Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash.
- Intuit – This company develops financial and tax preparation software for small businesses, individuals, and accountants.
- Storm Computers - Based in Western Australia, provides computers, accessories, components and other related products and services. Accepts Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
- Namecheap.com – This is domain registrar with full-service hosting options, all of which you can pay for with Bitcoin. After you “top-up” your account with Bitcoin, you can choose which services you want to pay for with Bitcoin.
- 37 Solutions.com - Located in Pittsburgh, this company provides multiple web-based services including cloud hosting, available for payment with BTC.
- Protonmail and Tutanota are privacy-focused e-mail services that accept Bitcoin for their premium tier products.
- Shopify – This company doesn’t allow shop owners to pay professional fees with Bitcoin, but they can accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with relative ease from customers.
- LightSpeed Hosting – Like Linode or Digital Ocean, this hosting company uses Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and other cryptocurrencies with VPS and hosting services.
- OkCupid – A online dating site.
- The Internet Archive: A non-profit digital library with free universal access to books.
- The Pirate Bay – Directories for BitTorrents.
- 4Chan.org – An image board.
- EZTV – Television shows provider.
- Mega.co.nz – Free cloud base file server with premium services you can purchase with Bitcoin.
- Lumfile – A cloud-based file service.
- Seoclerks.com – Provide inexpensive SEO services.
- Mint.com – Mint is a platform that pulls all your financial information into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and more.
- Bloomberg.com – An online newspaper
- Suntimes.com – Online publication based in Chicago.
- Crowdtilt.com – A way to pool funds with friends and family, fast and effective.
- Lumfile – Server company that offers free cloud-based servers
- Fight for the Future – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom
- PSP Mollie – Dutch Payment Service
- Lv.net – Las Vegas high-speed internet services
- Grooveshark – Online music streaming service based in the United States
- Braintree – Well known payments processor
- SimplePay – Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service
- Shopify.com – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products
- Naughty America – Adult entertainment provider
- MovieTickets.com – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer
- Dream Lover – Online relationship service
- Rakutan – A Japanese e-commerce giant
- Badoo – Online dating network
- Stripe – Payments company based in San Francisco
- WebJet – Online travel agency
- Humblebundle.com – a Game site selling game codes for charity.
- BigFishGames.com – Games for Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows), PC and Mac.
- Zynga – A Mobile gaming company.
- Green Man Gaming – Popular digital game reseller
- ExpressVPN – One of many reliable VPN services that accept Bitcoin payments.
- PureVPN – Another virtual private networking (VPN) service that currently take Bitcoin. They even have a guide on how to acquire coins to use with their service.
- Several other VPNs including SurfShark, Private Internet Access, CyberGhost, NordVPN, and HideMyAss, also accept Bitcoin.
- CheapAir.com – Allows you to book hotels, flights, and rental cars with Bitcoin. They like Bitcoin so much they never stop talking about it on their blog. Expedia used to have such a service, but they removed it months after introduction. CheapAir.com has always accepted it.
- Bitcoin. Travel This company acts as a gateway to travel sites that will allow you to check out with Bitcoin. Potentially the easiest way to book a flight with digital cash.
- A Class Limousine – Will pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport.
- One Shot Hotels – Hotel Chain in Spain.
Food and Drink
Most of the food you can buy are with gift cards pre-purchased with Bitcoin online. There are a limited number of restaurants in major metros around the world that accept Bitcoin. However, there are large outfits that are slowly adopting, so this is the best course of action when wanting to spend coins on food.
- PizzaForCoins.com You to order pizza pretty much anywhere with this service, and you don’t have to use Bitcoin. You can use other altcoins such as Litecoin, Ethereum, or Monero with their integrated ShapeShift conversion tool.
- Ordertakeaways.co.uk A British website that allows you to order from dozens of takeout restaurants in the UK using Bitcoin.
- CryptoCoffee, a crypto-accepting coffee distributor in Europe.
- Pex Peppers sells hot sauce for various cryptocurrencies.
- Misconduct Wine Company, offers wine, though shipping restrictions may apply.
- KFC Canada - They are one of the newest additions to the food companies that are accepting Bitcoin. Whether this is just temporary or a permanent staple isn’t definite yet.
- Bitcoin Carnivory: Why order anything else when you can buy steaks with Bitcoin? This is all you need to survive in the cryptocurrency jungle.
- Bees Bros have a great selection of honey, lip balm, and soap.
- Curryupnow.com – 12 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area that accept Bitcoin
- Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
- Old Fitzroy – A pub located in Sydney, Australia
- The Pink Cow – A diner located in Tokyo, Japan
- Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing a gift card from Gyft)
- Bitcoincoffee.com – Buy your favorite coffee with Bitcoin
- Helen’s Pizza – You can get a slice of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by scanning a QR code next to a cash register in New Jersey
- Coupa Café in Palo Alto
- Foodler – A restaurant delivery company in North America
- Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm located in Haydenville, MA.
- San Jose Earthquakes –Professional Soccer Team in San Jose, California (MLS).
- Museum of the Coastal Bend – Located in Victoria, Texas.
- Dish Network – A Direct-broadcast satellite service provider in the US.
- Yacht-base.com – Yacht charter company located in Croatia.
- The Libertarian Party – A political party in the United States.
- Euro Pacific – A precious metal dealer.
- Straub Auto Repairs – A car repair shop in New York
- State Republican Party – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations (http://www.lagop.com/bitcoin-donate)
- mspinc.com – Store offering respiratory medical equipment.
- Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico.
- Lionsgate Films – The production studio behind titles such as The Day After Tomorrow and The Hunger Games.
- RE/MAX London – A global real estate network based in the UK.
- Save the Children – A global charity organization.
- NCR Silver – Systems for point of sales.
- That’s my face – Action figure creation.
- Amagi Metals – Precious metals furnisher.
- Legal Services - The Rodman Law Group specializes in Business, Blockchain, Cannabis, Hemp, Securities, and IP Law.
- Cryptopet offers a large assortment of pet food and supplies.
Other Ways to Spend Bitcoin
A are a few indirect methods of spending Bitcoin on platforms that don’t support it. You can get a Bitcoin credit card from providers such as Bitpay, Uquid, or Xapo. There are many companies in this field that have attempted these kinds of businesses, but these three mentioned businesses seem to be stable so far.
There are many considerations when getting a Bitcoin-based credit card, such as the level of commitment from the company in question. There are also regional and legal restrictions that come into play.
Because of these kinds of problems, gifts cards are another viable option. Many sites don't accept Bitcoin directly, but you should be able to use one of these kinds of cards on those platforms.
Bitcoin Gift Cards
Some possible retailers where you might use these cards include Target, Walmart, and food establishments like Burger King, Legal Seafood, and Dominos.
If you want to pay your bills with Bitcoin, BitRefill is a possible option. US users can use CoinBills or BillPayforCoins. Australian users can use Living Room of Satoshi or PaidByCoins, while in the EU there is a company called BitBill.
Another exciting option is to use Purse.io to spend Bitcoin on items you'd like to get at Amazon. They can provide a discount of up to 33% off on regular prices. First, you find something you want to buy on Amazon. You post a link on Purse.io with the discount that you want, and then someone buys it for you and has it sent to your house. You pay the buyer with Bitcoin.
The rates on Bitcoin are different on Purse.io than you find anywhere else. Purse.io takes advantage of Amazon’s Prime shopping, but they haven’t expanded yet to other online retailers.
With many companies on the verge of adoption, Bitcoin is growing very fast. Even small businesses are starting to adopt. QR codes make buying items with software much more natural and reasonable than before. All you have to do is scan and enter the amount you wish to spend, then show the transaction to the store owner after it is posted. As more companies adopt, they will be added to the list above.
Do you know any business that accepts bitcoins as payment not listed on this list? Please leave a comment below!
Bitcoin Questions - Accepting Bitcoin
Can Bitcoin be converted to cash?
There are multiple ways to convert Bitcoin to cash. You can either sell it on an exchange like Kraken or Coinbase, or sell it to an individual. The easiest way is to sell your Bitcoin on platforms like Coinbase and deposit the funds directly into your bank account.
Can I pay with Bitcoins on Amazon?
Not exactly. Many major online retailers still have yet to adopt, but using a system like Purse.io, you can exchange Bitcoin with someone that will buy items you want for you.
Does Microsoft still accept Bitcoin?
Yes, you can use Bitcoin to deposit funds into your Microsoft account. You can then use the funds to purchase apps, movies, and games in the Windows and Xbox stores. However, you can’t use the money in the Microsoft online store. Also keep in mind that any funds you add with Bitcoin is non-refundable, as the currency price is unstable.