Since the first release of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) in 2009, it has become a global currency with people buying, selling, trading and even minting it. It has gained traction over the past ten years to the point where a number of countries have created (or are creating) regulations for it, so it can be used seamlessly around the world for a wide range of products and services, such as homes, vacations, and food. The concept of using a new currency ecosystem was slow to accept at first but has recently gained speed. There are many companies, global and international, that accept cryptocurrency. Let’s take a look at a few.
- Microsoft – This global software company began in the late 1970s in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The company moved its headquarters to Seattle, Washington in 1979. In the early 1980s, IBM began using Microsoft’s 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0. The rest is history. Aside from its innovative products, Microsoft made history again by accepting cryptocurrency for its online Xbox store in 2014. It now accepts it only for Xbox store credits.
- Shopify Stores – This e-commerce platform allows you to start a company and sell your items online and in stores. It began over a decade ago with just five employees. It has grown to over 4,000 employees which have helped over nearly 1 million businesses sell their products globally. In 2013, Shopify merchants were granted the option of accepting Bitcoin payments. Thousands of merchants do accept Bitcoin with the help of BitPay.
- Reeds Jewelers – Buying jewelry has been made easier with the acceptance of cryptocurrency. This American company sells fine jewelry online as well as in its nearly 70 U.S. retail stores. Reeds has no purchase limitations; you can buy a wide range of jewelry pieces at any price as well as loose diamonds and gold ingots. Returns can be made in Bitcoin. Also, Reed’s website has a “Bitcoin Help” page.
- More Stamps Global — This travel company is a one-stop-shop for booking flights, hotels and sightseeing activities around the globe. The company is based in Hungary and books domestic and international flights as well as creates unique itineraries. It accepts 40 cryptocurrencies and plans to add over 300 more to its payment method list.
- Overstock.com — A major online retailer, Overstock.com sells numerous products from books and furniture to appliances and pillows. It began accepting Bitcoin in 2014 and now accepts other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Litecoin. You can select your choice of cryptocurrency at checkout and it will automatically convert it to Bitcoins to finalize the purchase. Bitcoin can be used with other forms of payment, including gift cards and coupons. Also, returns are available for purchases made with Bitcoin.
These are just a few companies that accept cryptocurrency. They are a testament to the power of cryptocurrency and its global acceptance. You can also use Ducatus Coin (DUC) at Ducatus Global companies, from booking a trip through Ducatus Travel to purchasing a cup of coffee at the Ducatus Cafe.