Buying Stuff with Bitcoin – It’s a Real Thing. Not Just Lambos or Mansions Either.
Buying stuff with Bitcoin has been real for years. From buying a house with Bitcoin to the legendary “Lambo” to anything else, Bitcoin is gaining wider acceptance all the the time. I just bought a plane ticket using Bitcoin on CheapAir.com. CheapAir.com is one of the earliest adopters of Bitcoin as a payment method online and certainly the pioneer in the travel sector.
Buying stuff with Bitcoin got a lot easier thanks to Coinbase and their super-simple to install merchant tools. In my base Coinbase recognized me immediately which makes buying stuff with Bitcoin even easier. But even if I weren’t a Coinbase client I could’ve used any Bitcoin wallet. And from there I had my choice of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum or Litecoin.
Here’s how easy it is to buy stuff with Bitcoin, in my case paying for my airline ticket:
It was actually faster and easier paying with Bitcoin than a credit card. Many merchants accept Bitcoin today including Dish Network, Microsoft, Shopify , NewEgg, Overstock among tens of thousands of companies large and small. Bitcoin’s wider acceptance for payment will solidify its position as THE cryptocurrency standard not just for investors but for consumers as well.
Buying stuff with Bitcoin – be it a pizza or a diamond ring or a luxury cruise – silences the critics that continue to pound the table declaring Bitcoin has no value and is useless. I’m entertaining the idea of living an entire year on only what I can buy with Bitcoin. This experiment with lifestyle design should conclusively end the debate of Bitcoin’s relevance once and for all. In the back of my mind I envision buying a mansion, a Lambo and hiring a personal chef. Then I consider a wiser impact by simply grocery shopping, putting gas in the car or buying some books. Wait and see.