What Can You Buy

What Can You Buy with Bitcoin

This year has been something of a watershed, with a number of merchants – some of them retail giants with billions of dollars in revenue – deciding to accept bitcoin in exchange for goods and services. Many of them are online e-commerce sites, but an increasing number of bricks-and-mortar stores are also now accepting cryptocurrency.

While in the past trying to find a bitcoin-accepting merchant for the item you want was often tricky or even impossible, there are now growing options for people who don't wish to pick their way through hundreds of listings just to find products vaguely approximating those they want.

The best way to find bitcoin-accepting merchants is via marketplaces and aggregator sites that gather large numbers of supporting establishments together at once.
Spending your bitcoin

In previous guides, we’ve told you how to mine bitcoin, and how to buy it. However you acquired your digital currency, if it's not purely an investment, you’re going to want to spend it at some point. So, what can you buy with bitcoin?

Buying physical goods with bitcoin

Online e-commerce sites

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