People in the Bitcoin world have pretty much figured out how to invest, store and do transactions with Bitcoin, more recently many Bitcoiners have also been attracted to earning interest on their Bitcoin holdings.
But what about spending Bitcoin to buy real goods and services?
I know, I know. You love to HODL your coins and never let them go! But Why?
Bitcoin started out as a new form of payment for the world, and in order for it to become sound money it is super important to use it as a means of payment and not just a store of value. There are so many fun ways to spend Bitcoin, so instead of just HODLing your Bitcoin you can be a part of the true Bitcoin-based economy by spending some satoshis in the real world.
Here are some ways to Spend Bitcoin in Italy:
- Spending Bitcoin directly in stores
While it’s true that most major retailers are not yet ready to start accepting Bitcoin as payment there are still a number of stores and brands both online and offline that accept payments in Bitcoin, the most popular brands to accept Bitcoin include Wikipedia, Microsoft, AT&T, Gyft among others.
You can also find out the stores near you that accept Bitcoin using Bitcoinwide.
Or find a bunch of online merchants here.
- Lastbit card
Finding stores that accept Bitcoin and then completing the payment process which might take an hour or so is definitely not a convenient task.
What if there was a better way to spend Bitcoin? What if I told you that you can spend your Bitcoin even on merchants that don’t necessarily accept Bitcoin? What if I told you that you could spend Bitcoin online using a Virtual debit card? What if I told you that you could spend Bitcoin on any Mastercard POS device across the world?
Yes this is possible today with the Lastbit Bitcoin Debit card, you can top up the card using your Bitcoin either through an on-chain transaction or do instant top-ups with the super-fast lightning network.
You can then go ahead and spend your Bitcoin (which is stored in the form of Euros in the card) anywhere in the world as long as they accept Mastercard.
- Travel with Bitcoin
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You can use bitcoins to book cruises and flights and travel all over the world. There are several flight companies accepting bitcoin payments which you can use to book tickets to different countries and enjoy your trip. Along with flights you can also book hotels using bitcoins which is highly convenient and allows you to make the best use of bitcoins. Usually, when we travel internationally, the major problem is the currency.
Some of the travel and flight booking sites where you can spend your Bitcoin are Cheapair, Travelbybit, Airbaltic, Airtreks, etc. More recently Binance, the world’s largest Crypto exchange launched the hotels feature in their platform where you can book hotels worldwide using Crypto.
- Buy Gift cards using Bitcoin
Another sneaky way to spend Bitcoin across multiple well-known brands is through Gift cards, the idea is simple – you buy gift cards with your Bitcoin and then use the gift card whenever you are shopping at the particular brand.
A company that has cracked this method of spending Bitcoin is Bitrefill, you can buy Gift cards of over 750 major brands including Amazon, Ikea, Apple, Nike among others.
You can use the Bitrefill features on the Lastbit app with the marketplace integration, you can buy gift cards directly on the Lastbit app with your existing Euros or Bitcoin account without the hassle of going elsewhere or sending Bitcoin.
- Play Games
One of the most enjoyable and fun ways to use bitcoins is while playing online games. There are several online casinos where you can gamble with bitcoins. Betting with bitcoins is highly advantageous as bitcoin allows you to make anonymous transaction so you need not worry about getting your identity revealed. Bitcoin allows you to enjoy online gambling with great convenience as it is highly accessible and you can make transactions anytime and anywhere.
Some of the cool games where you can spend your Bitcoin in-game include Satoshi,games, Lightnite, Joltfun, etc.
You can also spend Bitcoin indirectly by buying gift cards of gaming platforms such as Steam, Playstation, Fortnite, Roblox, etc on Bitrefill.
Download the Lastbit Cards App and book your Bitcoin debit card today