Whoever says Bitcoins are worthless and just for speculative trading? Here's a list of online stores that do accept Bitcoins - some may surprise you!
Overstock.com was one of the first big online retailers to start accepting bitcoins in early 2014. You can pay for everything from laptops and television sets with bitcoins. In fact, Overstock now accepts other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, and Bitcoin Cash.
To use a cryptocurrency on Overstock, at checkout simply select your preferred cryptocurrency to complete your purchase. Shop Now ≫
Expedia is one of the world's largest online travel booking platforms, and since June 2014, its users have the option to pay for their bookings using bitcoins.
Expedia teamed up with Coinbase to implement the new payment option. Bitcoin payment is only accepted for hotel bookings at this point of writing, but may be expanded in future to include payments for flights and other products. Shop Now ≫
Are you a gadget junkie? If so, then you'll be glad to hear that electronic retail giant Newegg accepts bitcoin. Newegg has chosen BitPay as its Bitcoin payment processing partner.
Note: Note that Newegg does not accept bitcoin for certain purchases like gift cards, subscription order, pre-orders, or from vendors other than NewEgg that list on its platform. Shop Now ≫
Shopping for a unique gift or accessory? Now you can use bitcoins to pay for your purchases made on the online boutique store Cherry & Oak that sells unique gifts and accessories that you can't find in stores.
Cherry & Oak is partnering with BitPay to offer Bitcoin payment processing for its customers. All items in its stores are available to purchase using Bitcoin, on top of its existing payment options like credit cards and PayPal. Shop Now ≫
Reeds Jewelers is an American luxury jeweler with brick-and-mortar stores in 13 states plus an online store. All locations accept bitcoin.
Purchases can include fine jewelry, watches and diamonds. Free delivery via armored transport is available for purchases of loose diamonds valued at more than $25,000. Shop Now ≫
Are you an avid gamer or movie fan? Now you can use Bitcoin to deposit funds into your Microsoft account. These funds, however, can only be used to purchase games, movies, and apps in the Windows and Xbox stores; at this moment, you can't use them to buy products from the Microsoft online store.
Note: Any Bitcoin funds deposited are non-refundable. Shop Now ≫
Hungry? Order in your pizza using bitcoin and more than 45 other cryptocurrencies at PizzaForCoins, a platform for ordering pizzas using cryptocurrency.
Once the site verifies it has a pizza joint (Dominos, Pizza Hut or Papa John's) that is close to your location, you can order your pizza and pay for it with digital currency. Note: the platform charges a small fee for the service and is included in your final payment amount. Shop Now ≫
Good news for online gamers! Zynga has partnered with BitPay for their Bitcoin payments. Players can use Bitcoins for in-app purchases. Shop Now ≫
eGifter is a popular gift card mobile app, which allows users to buy gift cards for different places, such as Amazon, Sephora, Home Depot and Kohls. eGifter is working with Coinbase as their Bitcoin partner. Bitcoins are accepted for purchasing gift cards for places that do not directly accept Bitcoins. Shop Now ≫
10. Virgin Galactic
Since 2013, Virgin Galactic, a commercial space flight venture owned by Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, that includes companies such as Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline, accepts purchases using Bitcoin. You can even pay for space travel with Bitcoin. Shop Now ≫