Have you ever paid for something with Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency?

2 months ago from , Designer at Subvisual

Crypto is all the rage and in all the news, so I was wondering: - Do people use it to buy/pay stuff? - If yes, how was the experience like? - If no, why not?

18 comments

  • Zach OnlineZach Online, 2 months ago

    Bought guns and Adderall on a DNM.

    5 points
  • Jon LJon L, 2 months ago

    The first time I bought something at a physical location with Bitcoin was in 2012. It was a whole pizza and a few beers at a restaurant in Hawaii.

    Then maybe a year later I was paid in bitcoin by a client in California for design work.

    Both experiences were smooth. I particularly enjoyed accepting bitcoin as payment for working remotely. Something about it just felt right.

    5 points
  • Yannis SteriotisYannis Steriotis, 2 months ago

    I pay my Treehouse monthly subscription with bitcoin and I have a credit card (tenx - pay) load with cryptocurrencies which I used it every day for shopping.

    3 points
  • Raphael de LavorRaphael de Lavor, 2 months ago

    I really do like to use more cryptocurrencies. But Bitcoin is becoming mainstream only now, but with so many transactions the network is shitty for micropayments, at least governments haven't resources to track users. Looking forward the rise of new cryptocoin that resolve this =)

    1 point
  • Andrea GrassoAndrea Grasso, 2 months ago

    I just withdraw money for the lunch from a Btc Atm. Does it count?

    1 point
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, 2 months ago

    So far I've just used bitcoin and ethereum to buy other cryptocurrencies. I have one or two friends who used bitcoin to buy lotteries on this platform: https://trueflip.io

    0 points
  • Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, 2 months ago

    Interesting you bring this up. I just saw one in a local pizza parlor in Jersey City a month ago. I didn't pay, but I thought it was an interesting location for one. Nothing else about the place indicates they would have such a modern way to pay. Great pizza too!

    0 points
  • Tamas Kertesz, 2 months ago

    I used bitcoin two years ago to pay for my flight tickets on airbaltic at no extra cost. The alternative was to use either credit card or paypal which would have carried an extra 2 to 7 dollars "convenience" charge.

    There are loads of services that accept bitcoin including Steam nowadays.

    0 points
  • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, 2 months ago

    Nope. Never experienced a site/store that accepted BTC payments.

    0 points
  • Phil RauPhil Rau, 2 months ago

    Yeah, I bought an expansion to Cards Against Humanity called "Crabs Adjust Humidity" with bitcoin once. It was kinda inconvenient.

    0 points
  • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 2 months ago

    Yes, frequently.

    0 points
  • Jayant RaoJayant Rao, 2 months ago

    I once paid a web developer to build a website for me, he never built it.

    PS. It's irreversible. :(

    0 points
  • Stevie EStevie E, 2 months ago

    I buy games on steam with it regularly. It helps when the price skyrockets overnight, feels like free money, ha.

    Bought beer in pub and other electronics. Still think the barrier to entry is too high for the average consumer but when it works it's great - essentially just scanning a QR code.

    The main niggle is if it takes a while verify the transaction - if you are in a queue at the pub this is very awkward!

    0 points