Paying in Crypto Becoming an Everyday Reality

Making cryptopayments an everyday reality has been the PumaPay vision since our inception. Just as the age-old phrase of “Rome wasn’t built in a day” cryptopayments started from humble beginnings. The origin of the first-ever crypto payment back in 2010 where an individual paid 10,000 BTC for 2 pizzas is infamous in the crypto industry, as those bitcoins have gone on to be worth over $100 million. Almost 10 years later, however, crypto payments have taken a huge step forward, opening doors to almost every industry in the world.  

Real Estate 

Real estate has emerged as a sector where Bitcoin can now be utilized for purchases. Companies such as Bitcoin Real Estate allows you to buy or sell your home directly in Bitcoin and lists properties worldwide for sale that can be purchased using crypto. 

Further, numerous real estate companies are accepting purchases of properties in Bitcoin, citing the growing demand for younger investors to pay via alternative methods. 

Charity

The ease and transparent nature of crypto makes it a widely accepted means for donating to charities. Charities such as Fidelity Charitable, the Human Rights Foundation and the Binance Charity Foundation all accept crypto. Most recently the Rainforest foundation announced that they accept cryptocurrencies to help save the rainforest.  

Suzanne Pelletier, Executive Director at the Rainforest Foundation commented saying “Business, as usual, has gotten us to this point. Philanthropy, as usual, won’t get us out. We need innovative solutions, and no one is more innovative than cryptocurrency users.”  

Travel

Taking a whole other meaning to “moon soon” Virgin Galactic has announced its plans that customers will be able to pay with Bitcoin. The sister company to Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Galactic has set its sights on providing users with an out of this world experience… literally! The company seeks to “develop and operate a new generation of space vehicles to open space for everyone.” These futuristic planes will have the ability to fly any paying customers out into space, and you can now pay using your very own Bitcoin!  

Burger King Reigns with Crypto 

Fast-food giants Burger King Germany have enabled customers the ability to pay with Bitcoin. Customers can now pay for their online orders and deliveries using the website or mobile application. 

Get your Coffee Fix with Bitcoin 

Global coffee leaders Starbucks leads the crypto call in the coffee industry with its initiative to implement crypto payments across all its stores. Starbucks has partnered with a U.S. based payment startup that is helping the coffee giant accept crypto payments.  The company believes that by accepting crypto payments, commerce will realize the full benefit of blockchain technology all over the world. 

Buy your Cocktails with PumaPay 

From coffee to cocktails, buying your after works drink has become a mainstay in one of Tokyo’s bustling strips. The Blue Terrace Bar in Tokyo has established itself as one of the first to accept PumaPay payments. A live video of the first-ever payment made by our CEO Yoav Dror can be seen here. 

Microsoft

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest corporations, has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, when commenting on Bitcoin has said “Bitcoin is better than currency.” Topping up your Microsoft account with bitcoin gives you access to Xbox Games, movies, and apps in the Windows and Xbox stores.  

Sources: Microsoft.comvirgin.comrainforestfoundation.orgbitcoin-realestate.comcointelegraph.com 

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