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7 WEIRDEST Things to Buy With Bitcoin

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7 WEIRDEST Things to Buy With Bitcoin

On May 22th, 2010, a Floridian programmer named Laszlo Hanyecz was craving pizza. So, he bought two. But the catch here is, that he paid in Bitcoin. 10,000 BTC for two pizzas which was the first-ever recorded real-world transaction using crypto. 

Someone’s worst trade became someone’s best trade. Our curiosity bug found some interesting & some really weird purchases we can make with Bitcoin at present. Would you throw your Bitcoin at something on our list? Do let us know in the comments section which things would you like to buy with bitcoin. Only after you check out item no #7 as it might be something from your dream list.

Buying Things with Bitcoin

Many people don’t know that you can use bitcoin to buy lots of different things. That’s because most people consider bitcoin a savings vehicle. We buy Bitcoin for:

  1. Long term savings
  2. Fighting inflation
  3. Fighting currency devaluation
  4. It might become money or a reserve currency someday
  5. Protection from other things that can hurt our savings. 

But the truth is, there are many goods and services that you can use bitcoin to buy right now. And the purpose of this article is to go through some of the most interesting examples we’ve found this week. So let’s get into the list.

1) Price Waterhouse Coopers: Accounting & Consulting Services

If you need to use one of the big global accounting firms like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, you can pay with bitcoin for:

  • An audit
  • Consulting services
  • The preparation of corporate or individual taxes.

Bitcoin reaches the Big Four accounting firms, as PricewaterhouseCoopers accepts a virtual-currency payment https://t.co/dMWDuvSyq2 via @srussolillo

— WSJ Markets (@WSJmarkets) December 1, 2017

This was a surprise in our research. We were very surprised to see that a global firm like PriceWaterhouseCoopers was willing to accept bitcoin. But for a little over a year they’ve accepted bitcoin as a viable payment option for their services. So we think this is pretty cool and we expect other firms will follow.

The more global the firm, the more sensible it is to accept Bitcoin for payments. It’s faster, cheaper, and has lower maintenance than the SWIFT system of international wire transfers between banks.

2) Tesla Cars

Probably the most famous item you can buy with bitcoin on this list are electric vehicles from Tesla. Tesla has accepted bitcoin as payment since 2021 and they hold Bitcoin on their books.

Their well-known CEO, Elon Musk, has famously said that they have not sold any and kept all that bitcoin on their books. Musk is a very popular figure on crypto Twitter, so we know that for most of you this is not a big surprise to find out that you can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin. By the way, they accept DOGE too.

Tesla & Elon Musk: Tesla will accept Bitcoin & Ethereum! Big Crypto News! #crypto #cryptocurrency #cryptonewstoday 2022 https://t.co/2BFYWgY23T

— Breaking News, Life Style, Magazine Videos (@news_topia) June 4, 2022

But still, the idea that you can buy a car, especially a cool-looking car, like a Tesla, with Bitcoin is a nice option. It’s something good for us to know.

3) Dallas Mavericks NBA Tickets

Another famous figure on crypto Twitter is Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Since way back in 2019, the Dallas Mavericks have accepted Bitcoin as well as DOGE as payment for season tickets or suites for Dallas Mavericks games. 

So it’s pretty cool to be able to use your bitcoin for something strictly for entertainment purposes like this.  And, they are not the only sports team where you can buy tickets with Bitcoin. Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s also accept bitcoin as payment if you want to rent out a suite in their home at Oakland Alameda County Stadium. 

The NBA’s Dallas Mavericks are the second team to accept Bitcoin as payment for tickets and merchandise. Mav’s owner Mark Cuban is a bitcoin enthusiast and they now join the Sacramento Kings leading the way for Bitcoin in the NBA! https://t.co/2QQxU3y738 pic.twitter.com/EmZfTH5WO2

— Hut 8 Mining (@Hut8Mining) September 19, 2019

But The Mavericks are the biggest and probably the longest-serving sports franchise that accepts bitcoin as payment for tickets. And they are committed to crypto for the foreseeable future thanks to this partnership w Voyager.

4) Gold

This is going to be a surprise to many of you. Especially since Peter Schiff, who is probably Twitter’s biggest gold bug, is one of bitcoin’s biggest critics. And to be fair, Schiff is excellent to follow for macro-economic trends. He just thinks gold is the answer instead of Bitcoin.

This makes many of us think that bitcoin and gold are enemies. They are not enemies and they are friends. But Bitcoin takes a lot of the properties that people like about gold and makes it better. For example, Bitcoin is:

  • Digitized.
  • Portable.
  • Easily transferable electronically. 

Reducing tariffs won’t lower #inflation. While lower tariffs will initially lower the price consumers pay for items subject to tariff, the government will make up the lost revenue by running larger deficits, which the #Fed will monetize. This ultimately leads to higher inflation!

— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) June 1, 2022

But, for those of you who also see gold as a hedge against inflation or a good investment to hold on to for the future, we understand. And JM Bullion is one place, where you can use your bitcoin to buy gold directly. You know, another reason why people like gold, like bitcoin, is it’s more private than cash. 

So the fact that you can use your bitcoin to buy gold and maintain a higher level of financial privacy is something that makes lots of sense. So gold is another thing that we can use our bitcoin to buy.

5) VPN

Now we will stay on the theme of privacy, in this case not financial privacy but online privacy. VPNs or Virtual Private Networks are a good way to try to stay more private online. And two of the most popular ExpressVPN and NordVPN, both accept Bitcoin as payment. 

And the great thing is, you don’t have to identify yourself and your data to the VPN provider; again helping you maintain more privacy with your account. So, get a VPN to stay more private. And if you use Bitcoin to pay for it, then it’s even more difficult to track the VPN service back to you. Here is an example:

You can buy @surfshark VPN also with @DigiByteCoin or using #bitcoin on #LightningNetwork

Waiting for #monero payment #vpn #digibyte #surfshark #btc #LightningNetwork #XMR pic.twitter.com/IpsHAQC76p

— TA₿O (@Bosstrecentodue) November 10, 2019

We see it as a good, practical way to use Bitcoin to pay for a valuable service; in this case a virtual private network. We know you are looking for more ways to do more things privately and this is one way you can do that.

6) College Tuition

Many people are unaware that some universities accept Bitcoin for tuition. It’s not a big number, probably less than 30 or 40 around the world. But some universities accept bitcoin as payment for college tuition. Two of the most prominent are:

  • Kings College in New York City over in Brooklyn
  • and the University of Nicosia, which is a big technological and crypto-based university on the island of Cyprus. 

Here’s Where You Can Pay College Tuition With Bitcoin via @La__Cuen #blockchain #cryptocurrency https://t.co/hdmt5yiiFC

— Christa Scherck (@christascherck) July 24, 2017

Both of these accept bitcoin as payment for tuition to go to school there. King’s was the first in the US way back in 2014. Very forward-thinking. Nicosia in 2019. So we found this pretty cool in our research, that we could better ourselves through education. And use bitcoin to pay for the tuition is one way that we can do that. 

We expect this trend to grow in the future. More and more universities have to offer creative packages to students to get them to attend. Things like offering discounts, or other features to drive the best kids to their universities.

7) An Island

Many of you know that Bitcoin specifically and crypto, in general, are becoming a more popular way to buy property in certain parts of the world. In the same way that, in some places, prices for properties are in dollars. Even if their economies are not in dollars, many more places are starting to become friendly to accepting crypto payments for the property. 

You can buy your island for Bitcoin. One of the best websites to find this kind of property is propy.com and some of the available islands are less expensive than you might think. We found many on a private island site available for under $1 million dollars. And some will gladly take Bitcoin as payment. But not only that, Propy has announced that they are selling properties as NFTs.

It’s a wrap!

The Tampa condo NFT is sold for 215 000 USDC and will live on-chain now.

This unique NFT collectible and the world’s 3rd Real Property NFT has a new trend-setting owner.

More than 1000 people on the waitlist, 66 got KYCed and 1 satisfied buyer! pic.twitter.com/zTlV9yZAdT

— Propy (@PropyInc) April 13, 2022

Also, some of you have probably heard of the Satoshi Island project, where a group of people is trying to buy an island together and make it crypto-friendly. But that’s not what we are talking about here. We are talking about an island that you as a single buyer can own in its entirety. And there are islands in many desirable places, including in the United States, in Central and South America, and out in the Atlantic or Mediterranean Seas. 

So there are lots of places where you could buy an island and pay with cryptocurrency to buy it. We love this idea, and we expect that this will only grow. The growth of the NFT market will ensure that real estate sales online grow. And real estate investment or fractionalized real estate will grow as a market for crypto payments as well.

Conclusions

So there you have it, we have seven interesting things that you can do with your Bitcoin, quality products, and services that you can buy. On the privacy front, you can use Bitcoin to buy gold or buy the VPN of your choice. In the products and services area you can use your Bitcoin to buy:

  • Auditing or consulting services from one of the world’s biggest accounting firms
  • Tesla car
  • Dallas Mavericks tickets. You know, when you want to go to an NBA game. 

And if you want to improve yourself, King’s College and the University of Nicosia are two of the groups of universities that accept Bitcoin as payment for tuition. And lastly, if you just want to get away from everyone and everything, you can use Bitcoin to buy your island. 

So no matter what types of goods or services you are looking for, there is likely someone who sells those services, who will accept bitcoin as payment. Sometimes all you have to do is ask.


Source: ethereum.today

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