Who Accepts Bitcoin? 11 Major Companies

In 2020, your company is a status symbol if they are daring enough to test the status quo and accept Bitcoin. Whether it is for marketing purposes or to stay up with the times many companies have benefitted by being early adopters. Here are a few major companies that are currently accepting Bitcoin.

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Note: You can also use Spendabit to find places to buy most items with Bitcoin.

Major Retailers

Microsoft

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Microsoft has been accepting Bitcoin for use in its online Xbox Store since 2014. They temporarily took a pause from accepting it due to the volatility and now again are accepting it strictly for the Xbox store credits.

Bill Gates has commented on Bitcoin many times saying things such as “Bitcoin is better than currency”.

Overstock

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Overstock is currently leading the way in the shopping and cryptocurrency field. Overstock goes as far to accept multiple kinds of cryptocurrency, not just bitcoins.

Not only is Overstock accepting bitcoin but they are holding it too! Theses are the types of vendors that serve the bitcoin community in the best possible way! They are clearly in it for the long haul and not simply using Bitcoin as a marketing ploy.

Just make sure to choose Bitcoin as your payment method during the checkout process. Here is what that will look like:


overstock checkout bitcoin

The next time you need household goods or furniture, make sure to go support overstock.

Namecheap

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They are a pro internet freedom company used to purchase domain names and is a favorite in the cryptocurrency community for their willingness to accept bitcoin and fight for freedom.

You can receive a credit on your Namecheap account by easily sending in Bitcoin.

Newegg

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Newegg is a company well known in the cryptocurrency community for purchasing cryptocurrency mining hardware. They sell all sorts of computer hardware on all ends of the spectrum.

Recognizing their popularity in the cryptocurrency community, NewEgg started accepting bitcoin for their hardware.

Try Lolli

Lolli lets you get free Bitcoin just by spending money at the store you use everyday!

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You use your credit card, and get paid Bitcoin for free.

These stores include major brands like Walmart, Jet, Groupon, Overstock, Godaddy, Macy’s, CVS, and nearly any other websites.


Try Purse.io

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Purse.io is sort of the opposite of lolli. You spend Bitcoin to buy from places like Amazon and various other online retailers AND you get 5-15% off the price advertised. Purse works like this:

  1. You select a product on a site that you want to buy from.
  2. Purse finds someone with points or a gift card to that store.
  3. That person buys the product for you.
  4. You send purse the bitcoin to pay for it.
  5. Purse gives the Bitcoin to the person who bought the product for you.

And thats it - everyone wins!

UPDATE

Unfortunately, Purse is not accepting any more signups at this time due to their recent announcement that they are shutting down.

However, they are in “serious talks” with an indisclosed crypto company to sell it so that it can remain open.

purse getting bought?

If you want to buy from Amazon using Bitcoin, purse is the best way, so keep your eyes out for sign ups to reopen!


Gift Card Services

Many stores have yet to add support for Bitcoin directly, which is why a few services have stepped in to fill in teh gap while we wait for wider adoption. These services essentially take your Bitcoin and turn it into credit with the store of your choice. Coincards and Bitrefill are the biggest.

CoinCards

With Coincards, you can buy gift cards from over 140 merchants using Bitcoin. You can also use CoinCards to pay up your phone cards as well.

CoinCards is really handy if the store you want to buy from does not support Bitcoin. With gift card services like CoinCards, nearly everyone accepts Bitcoin. And since CoinCards is the one buying the giftcards, your identity stays hidden, so you can purchase from any of their supported merchants (even in store) without exposing your identity.

CoinCards

CoinCards has both an USA site (for US brands) and a Canadian site (for Canadian brands).


Bitrefill

Bitrefill is a service very similar to CoinCards. With Bitrefill, you can buy gift cards from over 750 merchants.

Like CoinCards, its handy to use Bitrefill to remain private when shoping online or in person.

Bitrefill

Bitrefill also accepts lightning payments if you want to experiment with Bitcoin’s latest technology.


Specific Needs

For full coverage of most of your Bitcoin shopping needs, try the websites listed below.

Gold and Silver

Adding gold and silver to your portfolio of hard money is a great way to diversity your assets. However there are many options to using Bitcoin to buy gold and silver.

To fully cover it, we have written a full guide on the many different ways to buy gold and silver with bitcoin.

Electronics

electronics

Purse.io and Overstock rule this category due to the sheer number of electronics you can find on their sites.

Newegg.com is a runner up in this category. They carry most of your electronic needs.

Household Items and Kitchen

Overstock.com is the best place to find items for household items and the kitchen.

Food

KFC Canada - They are one of the newest additions to the food companies that are accepting Bitcoin. They strategically have taken it upon themselves to join the twitter Bitcoin community by memeing their way to many cryptocurrency followers.

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Whether this is just a marketing ploy, or they are actually in it for the long haul hasn’t been clear yet.

Why order anything else when you can just buy steaks with Bitcoin? This is all the you need to survive the cryptocurrency jungle.

Pex Peppers offers some super spicy hot sauces for Bitcoin!

Bees Bros have a great selection of honey, lip balm and soap.

Sports Teams

Lots of sports teams are waking up to the Bitcoin revolution and are trying to beat the rest to adoption as a way to stand out from the competition. Support these teams!

dallas mavericks accept bitcoin

Mark Cuban, famed Shark Tank investor and owner of the Dallad Mavericks Basketball team is also a staunch Bitcoin Bull. Anyone who atttends a game at the Dallas Mavericks stadium can buy anything using Bitcoin as well as tickets to future games on their website.

The Dallas Mavericks have been an outspoken advocate for Bitcoin, opening up opportunities for the team as it starts to accept Bitcoin for ticket sales and merchandise.

Stephen Pair CEO, Bitpay

miami dolphins accept bitcoin

The Mavericks aren’t the only sports team supporting a cryptocurrency. The Miami Dolphins have also decided to jump in the crypto waters and allow its patrons to buy tickets and food using Bitcoin clone, Litecoin.

This collaboration propels Litecoin in front of an audience of millions of people around the world at a time where adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to gain momentum and the ecosystem is able to support real world use cases in ways previously not possible. We see this as a powerful way to raise awareness and educate people about Litecoin and cryptocurrencies on a tremendous scale.

Charlie Lee Founder, Litecoin

Sleep, Bed and Bath

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Overstock.com has the largest selections for bed and bath. There are also many ways to buy furniture, according to Furniture Standards.

Mattresses are something many bitcoiners have used their earnings on. Purse.io is a good option since major mattresses like the Purple, Tuft and Needle, and Casper are available on Amazon.

Ghostbed apparently accepts Bitcoin directly for its mattresses.

Garden and Outdoor

Garden and outdoor has less of a selection from large retailers when it comes to purchasing things in Bitcoin but you can find local mom and pop shops with this search.

Books

Purse.io will likely be the best option for finding books. Amazon has the largest book selection out of any major retailer.

Cell Phone Carriers

Of the major US cellular network providers, AT&T is the first one to accept Bitcoin. Shortly after, Virgin Mobile also started supporting Bitcoin payments.

Travel

Expedia - Expedia is currently the easiest way to purchase flights and forms of travel with Bitcoin.

Cheap Air - Cheap Air accepts Bitcoin for flight purchases.

ScubaOtter has tips on how to buy scuba gear with bitcoin.

Beauty and Health

Overstock.com and Purse.io is your best bet when it comes to beauty and health. You can also get cleaning services with Bitcoin.

If you need cosmetics, Bitrefill offers gift cards for Ulta and Coincards offers cards for Sephora.

Twitch

twitch

There is a wide overlapp between people are are into Bitcoin and people who enjoy playing video games.

Twitch is an online streaming platform for all sorts of activities, but mostly it is used for gamers to stream their play sessions to other enthusiasts.

Using Bitcoin to pay for your subscriptions is a greatr way to support your favorite streamers while staying private.

Does Amazon Accept Bitcoin?

amazon

Amazon does not accept Bitcoin. But you can buy Amazon gift cards at Bitrefill with bitcoin and then spend on Amazon.

You are also able to buy from Amazon using purse.io and you get from 5-15% off your purchase if you do.

Does Walmart Accept Bitcoin?

Walmart does not accept Bitcoin. But you can buy Amazon gift cards at Bitrefill with bitcoin and then spend at Walmart.

Non-Profits

Wikipedia

wikipedia

The worlds largest collaborative encyclopedia now accepts Bitcoin for donations. This amazing organization relies on all of us to support their efforts, and Bitcoiners around the world can contribute by sending them some Bitcoin every month.

Wikileaks

Slightly more controversial, Wikileaks also accepts Bitcoin. In fact, they are famous for being one of the first organizations of any kind to accept Bitcoin ever.

As an organization who’s sole purpose is to leak state secrets, such as Edward Snowden’s revelations about PRISM and the NSA’s spying on its own citizens, its no wonder that all of Wikileaks traditional banking was shut down, forcing him to lean on Bitcoin.

Julian Assange even mentioned how he made 50,000% return on Bitcoin thanks to the US government.



Whether you support Wikileaks or not, we had to add it to this list, considering it such a famous example, not only of an organization that acccepts Bitcoin but also as one that proves Bitcoin is capable of doing what it claims to be able to do: be a permisionless, censorship resistant medium of exchange.

Conclusion

If you are willing to look hard enough, these days you can basically spend your Bitcoin anywhere; if not directly with the merchant then through a third party gift card purchaser. While some of these methods are little unconventional, they do help make Bitcoin more useful today and easier to adopt for tomorrow.

Let us know if you find any other merchants that should add to this list!