Now that we’ve started a new year, many of us might probably be wondering whether Bitcoin is “still a thing” both in South Africa and other parts of the world and whether what could be purchased with bitcoin in these past few years remains the same for this year. News surrounding bitcoin might have died down in the last year, but the use of bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency seems to be going strong. For this reason, we’ve decided to dedicate a blog post to talk about five things you can still pay for using bitcoin in 2019!
That’s right, you can still whatever you need from clothes, shoes, accessories, to mobile phones, tablets, and much more on sites like BitPlaza. On BitPlaza, users can buy anything they want with bitcoin. Apart from clothing and devices, you can also buy tools, personal care products, kitchen appliances, baby products, and even grocery. There are a lot of other online stores that solely accept bitcoin as a method of payment, but one can also find a lot of stores that accept the usual forms of payment methods like Visa, Mastercard, Paypal etc. but also accept bitcoin. In particular, you can find most Shopify stores accept bitcoin payments with the help of BitPay.
You can find quite a number of travel sites where you can purchase plane tickets with bitcoin like Bitcoin.Travel. Some of the airlines that still accept bitcoin as a form of payment include Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Royal Dutch Airlines, AirFrance and Qatar Airways, amongst many others. In fact, it is estimated that about 260 Airlines now accept the world’s most popular form of cryptocurrency, i.e. Bitcoin, as a result of a new partnership between the Bitcoin company Bitnet and the Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP). So if you’re planning on flying to somewhere like London, you can easily pay for your ticket using bitcoins!
When it comes to playing online, one can find several online casinos that accept bitcoin as a form of payment. Just like in the case of online stores, on the one hand, you can find casinos that accept the usual forms of payment including Bitcoin, and on the other hand, you can also find casinos that only support Bitcoin payments. The difference between these two kinds of casinos is mostly this, other than that they are pretty much the same in terms of the look and feel, as well as the games and bonuses they offer. It’s really up to personal preference.
If you’re running out of ideas what to get your friend, partner, family member for any occasion, you have the option of purchasing Bitcoin gift cards at various sites that offer you the chance to change your bitcoins into gift cards. One such example is Gyft, which sells gift cards from a range of stores. Gyft accepts regular forms of currency and also bitcoins in exchange for cards. And don’t worry about options, the person receiving the gift card can choose from all kinds of goods from supported stores in a variety of countries. Another popular online store that accepts bitcoins in exchange for gift cards is actually Amazon (GiftcardBTC)!
Nowadays one can find a number of hosting companies that are willing to give your website or server a home on the Internet in exchange for bitcoin. HawkHost, NameCheap and Hostinger are just some examples of web hosting providers that accept regular forms of currency and cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Besides these companies, one can also find companies like BitcoinWebhosting that solely accept bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and Iota.