Economy & Regulation
How to Spend and Give Bitcoin Cash Over the Holidays
It’s the season of giving and many Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocates will be spending some of their coins on gifts for family and friends this year. With the holidays approaching, we take a look at some of the various methods BCH holders can use to spend peer-to-peer electronic cash.
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Plenty of Places to Spend BCH This Holiday Season
This time of the year is known as the season of giving, a spell that’s meant to be infused with a spirit of benevolence. Lots of people give to their family and friends during the holidays and it’s a great time of year to spend some bitcoin cash and help support BCH merchants. Between payment processors and services like Bitpay, Coinbase Commerce, Purse.io, and searchable databases like Marco Coino and Greenpages.cash, people can buy all kinds of things for loved ones using BCH. The merchant directory websites are a great way to find specific bricks and mortar and ecommerce shops that accept BCH.
Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directories
Greenpages.cash has over 930 total listings for people who want to spend their crypto assets. The site tracks gift card retailers, Openbazaar vendors, products found on Tor and Forra, and physical stores that all accept BCH for payment. BCH fans can find Pokemon cards, restaurant gift certificates, stickers, computers, clothing and much more. Greenpages has a searchable browser so visitors can find a specific location or certain product within the site’s database. The website also shows vendors who accept BTC, DASH, XMR, and ETH for payment.
Greenpages.cash is a source to find all kinds of BCH-accepting vendors.
Another directory shoppers can use is the Marco Coino website, which lists hundreds of merchants all around the world who accept BCH. Last October, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the BCH directory listing over 500 merchants across the globe and now the site hosts close to 600 vendors. If you want to spend some bitcoin cash in your local economy then Marco Coino will find your geographical location using satellites (with your permission) and show you all the BCH-accepting merchants within your vicinity. Marco Coino also lists restaurants and retail shops where people can use their BCH for holiday gifts.
Marco Coino is available for Android, iOS, and common web browsers.
Bitpay Merchants Accept BCH
Elsewhere, due to the attention cryptocurrencies received over the last two years, the payment processor Bitpay has partnered with various vendors that sell all kinds of wares for BCH. A large majority of merchants that deal with the Atlanta-based firm accept bitcoin cash for payment since the company integrated BCH for merchant processing and Bitpay debit card loads. For example, with Bitpay’s merchants worldwide, BCH enthusiasts can use their coin to purchase various gifts during the holidays. The cryptocurrency can purchase subscription TV services from Dish, precious metals, jewelry, luxury cars and more using Bitpay for processing and bitcoin cash for settlement.
You can buy a Bentley or other luxury automobile this holiday season. The dealership Post Oak Motor Cars accepts bitcoin cash through Bitpay for payments.
Gift Cards and Swag
Bitcoiners can also spend their BCH at the Bitcoin.com Store, which offers all kinds of cryptocurrency swag, hardware wallets, collectibles, and even gift cards. Those who want to avoid the mall and the crowds of sweaty shoppers trampling each other for the latest must-have gifts can simply purchase gift cards from their couch with BCH.
People can avoid the malls by getting gift cards.
The gift cards offered on store.Bitcoin.com are from leading brands like Adidas, American Eagle, Applebee’s, Best Buy, DSW, HBO, Dunkin’ Donuts and more. Shoppers can buy prepaid gift cards in various denominations and get the whole family gifts in less than 30 minutes.
Giving Bitcoin Cash
One of the best ways to spread BCH adoption this holiday season – and indeed any time of the year – is by giving people the currency to use and test on their own. BCH proponents can give any increment of bitcoin cash to family members and friends by getting them to download a wallet and giving them some during the family holiday dinner. You can alternatively give people BCH by printing out paper wallets or bitcoin cash-funded tips at the local pub on New Year’s Eve. Furthermore, if your family does a Christmas swap for presents this year you could give the gift of BCH and provide the recipient with a very unique perk during the party.
Giving bitcoin cash helps spread adoption.
There are plenty of ways you can spend your coins this holiday season including giving the decentralized cryptocurrency away as an endowment. Moreover, there are various charities like the nonprofit Eatbch that accept BCH for donations too. Using the coin to help your fellow humans in need is another great way to express the potential of bitcoin cash and an honorable one at that. The holidays this year are an excellent opportunity to spread adoption in a unique fashion and demonstrate the cryptocurrency’s utility.
Will you be giving or spending any cryptocurrencies this holiday season? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
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