Cryptocurrency is a form of currency, but instead of having a physical form, such as cash or a debit card, it exists as an internet-based medium and uses cryptographic functions to conduct a transaction. Bitcoin started the wave of cryptocurrency back in 2009. Since then, it has become an attractive investment for people around the world, with other cryptocurrencies coming in to play, such as Litecoin and Ethereum.
If you happen to have some cryptocurrency laying around in your digital wallet, you may be wondering what you can spend it on. Below, you’ll find a list of ten random items you didn’t know cryptocurrency could buy.
1. Tickets to Professional Sporting Events
If the Sacramento Kings or Dallas Mavericks happen to be one of your favorite basketball teams, you’re in luck. These two professional NBA teams use BitPay to accept Bitcoin payments. Whether you’re looking for courtside seats or nosebleeds, rest assured knowing you can flaunt your wealth using cryptocurrency.
Not completely random, but worth noting, is jewelry. There are many jewelers who accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment for their women’s and men’s jewelry pieces. From flashy Rolex watches to more reasonably priced sterling silver necklaces, you can find brands that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a form of payment.
If you happen to be in St. Paul Minnesota and need a casket and have some Bitcoins to your name, look no further than Crescent Tide Cremation Services. They happily accept Bitcoin as a form of payment if you need a casket or urn for a loved one’s passing.
4. Real Estate
Buying a house is a huge investment and is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. Luckily, a BitCoin is worth a lot of money, and if you invested early, you’re probably sitting on a large pile of money. So, what are you going to do with it? One option is buying real estate. If you’re looking for a luxury home, Bitcoin Real Estate is a good place to start.
5. A Tesla
Elon Musk is always ahead of the curve and continues to come up with new and exciting innovations. While he’s at the forefront of energy-efficient luxury cars, cryptocurrency is at the forefront of innovative payment options. It’s no wonder he accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment if you want to purchase a brand-new Tesla.
6. Almost Anything on Overstock.com
Overstock.com is a massive retail giant that offers almost anything you need, from furniture to jewelry and sporting equipment to apparel. They partnered with Coinbase, a Bitcoin platform, to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment when you checkout.
7. Airline Tickets
Looking to go on an adventure? Whether it be to the tropical waters in the Caribbean or snow-capped mountains in the Swiss Alps, there are numerous airline sites that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With the ability to use Bitcoin as a form of payment, you don’t have to worry about ATM or withdrawal fees, and it’s much easier to transfer than other types of payment, such as PayPal.
Yes, you read that right. You can buy soap with your cryptocurrency. Bitsoaps is an online retailer that sells hemp oil soaps and are made right in Southern California. Rich in omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants, Bitsoap will keep your skin healthy and moisturized. It’s even made by hand with very little environmental impact, so you can feel good you’re not causing any harm to the planet.
9. Lottery Tickets
If you’re one who tends to test their luck, you’ll be happy to know you can use your cryptocurrency to buy lottery tickets. If you live in Minnesota or New Hampshire, download the Jackpocket app and start making your lucky guess. Who knows, you may strike it rich and make enough money to buy even more Bitcoins!
10. Charitable Donations
There are many nonprofit organizations that are now accepting cryptocurrencies for donations. Many nonprofits will do anything to bring in more money because a large portion of their budget depends on charitable donations. Without the help of volunteers and donors, nonprofit organizations would crumble. Autism Speaks and The Water Project are just some of the nonprofit organizations that will gladly accept a cryptocurrency donation.
If you’re wondering where you can spend your cryptocurrency, this list is a good starting point. And if you happen to be sitting on a large pile of cryptocurrency, you’ll love our post on the top ten most expensive things you can buy with Bitcoin. From a shiny new Tesla to some bar soap, these are just some of the random items you can buy with cryptocurrency.
Featured image: kryptomoney.com