Who accepts crypto payments is still to be determined.
Some say this company does, some say that company doesn’t.
Some companies used to take it and now they don’t anymore.
Some companies didn’t take it and now they do.
I have a list of companies below where I verified that they accept crypto, but don’t take my word for it.
Click on the links and check it out for yourself.
When it comes to who accepts crypto payments, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the subject. There are a few places on the internet that claim some businesses accept bitcoin or some other form of crypto, when in fact they don’t. Now it's not always their fault. Some companies started to accept cryptocurrency but have since stopped. You can take Tesla for example. Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 “Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin.” However, according to an article in (Business wire) on January 15, 2020, “At least one-third of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses accept cryptocurrency as payment for goods and services, a survey released today by HSB, part of Munich Re, has found, with newer companies up to twice as likely to trade in digital credits.” So with that being said, I have done a little investigating and found & verified six companies that accept some form of crypto as payment. I also added links to a couple of bonus websites concerning crypto payments that you can check out.
In 2014, Overstock.com became the first major retail company to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.
The founder and then CEO Patrick Bryne, was a strong supporter of Bitcoin and Blockchain pretty much since it started.
In the crypto community, he had a solid reputation.
Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, has partnered with overstock.com in order for Bitcoin to be used as a form of payment.
2013 was the first time PayPal showed any interest in cryptocurrencies.
Although, at that time they didn’t move forward with anything.
Then in 2014, they released a one-minute video “PayPal Voices” that said “Our phone is our wallet. We can spend bitcoin with a tap, without a pocket."
However, nothing ever materialized out of that either.
It wasn’t until October 21, 2020, that PayPal finally decided to make its big entrance into the cryptocurrency market.
As of right now, the crypto payments on PayPal are only available in the United States and its territories (excluding Hawaii).
Also, as of right now they only work with 4 different Cryptocurrencies.
Those Cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
Travela.com was founded in 2017.
Since then according to (Travala.com) “Travala.com has grown from a small start-up to the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide as their preferred online travel agency.”
At Travala.com you can book villas, hotels, luxury resorts, as well as apartments.
They offer these properties in 230 countries and territories.
Travala.com accepts various cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cardano are a few of them.
They even have their own crypto token AVA.
One more thing, (Travala.com) says that they have the “Best Prices Guaranteed On 2,200,000+ Hotels & Accommodations Worldwide.”
Now as far as when Namecheap started accepting crypto, I’ll let you hear it directly from the horse's mouth.
“Namecheap has a long tradition of supporting Bitcoin, becoming the first major registrar to announce its acceptance of the currency as payment from its customers in 2013.”
They are the second-largest domain registrar and a leading provider of digital products.
Namecheap's customers can add amounts up to $100,000 to be used for payments.
They accept Bitcoin and any Bitcoin wallet.
After spending an hour on the phone I found out that you can use bitcoin for AT&T with bitpay.
However, to do it, you need to be online using your AT&T account, not the bitpay website.
So while in your AT&T account you can make a payment using bitcoin through bitpay.
Although, I’m sorry to say that I can’t put a link for that on here, because I don’t have an account with AT&T.
Dish also accepts bitcoin for payment.
Once you use the link that I supplied, go to the very end of the first paragraph titled “Accepted Payment Methods”, and there you will see it says they accept bitcoin.
Now that is as far as I got because like AT&T, I don’t have an account there either.
When someone tells you about companies that accept crypto payments, don’t just take their word for it. What I’ve found is there are some companies that people say take crypto, and yet they don’t. Albeit some of them used to. In all transparency though, this is not an exhaustive list of the companies that accept crypto as payments for products or services. One reason is that the list of places that accept crypto is constantly changing. Also, the companies I listed above are just 6 companies I was able to verify that accept some form of crypto payments. One last thing, I believe more and more companies are going to be jumping on board the crypto train in the near future.