We all know how it feels sitting around the dinner table with your family. Everything is just perfect. You are all happy to see each other during these family gatherings. Then all of a sudden someone drops “Bitcoin” and everyone turns their eyes towards you. If you are lucky enough they will just ask you what are these cryptocurrencies, what the hype is all about and so on. Unfortunately, some of us draw the short straw. In this case, you hear some of the elders saying “This is total sh*t! You can’t spend these imaginary tokens, can you?”
Well, we’ve been there and it hurts. That’s why we decided to wrap up a short survival guide for those of you having to defend yourself for being a crypto enthusiast. Of course, you can just try to shut skeptics’ mouths by telling them they don’t understand the complex technology behind cryptocurrencies but, believe me, it won’t do the trick. You will just add fuel to the fire and the chances are you’ll lose your ground. On the other hand, being prepared with an appropriate answer will do you good as you won’t sound like an angry teenager.
Real-life use cases
In reality, you can use your tokens for practically everything. But first things first, you have to eat something right? The easiest thing you can do is search in Coinmap for venues near you that accept Bitcoins. What about grocery stores that do not accept cryptos? You can indirectly spend your cryptos there as well. Here is how – gift and prepaid card vendors such as Gyft and eGifter accept Bitcoin as a payment method, so the only thing you have to do is purchase the cards you need and then spend them in brick-and-mortar stores. Easy-peasy. Not only that, but you can actually make a gift to the crypto skeptic you are talking to by giving him a prepaid card. They’ll love it, I bet my…
Now that you’ve done the first step, the others are listening as well. You’ve made a proper answer to a person who doesn’t know a thing about digital currencies. You’ve just proven him wrong once, which means you can do it again. If they ask you whether you can travel on cryptos, you know the right answer, you can. There are many online platforms where you can instantly book and buy flights with your beloved Bitcoins. BTCTrip, aBitSky, and TravelbyBit allow you to do just that and boy, they offer great user experience. What’s more, the entire shopping area in the Brisbane Airport accepts Bitcoin. In addition, there are crypto ATMs in most major cities across the globe. So yeah, paying with cryptocurrencies for your trip has never been easier.
Even more use cases
Furthermore, the existence of OpenBazaar opens up hundreds of possibilities for you to shop for jewelry, art, music, movies, food & beverage, hardware, software, and practically anything in between. Unlike other e-commerce platforms, OpenBazaar is decentralized, meaning there are no middlemen. Users are directly connected with each other, which makes for a great shopping experience. If your listeners are still not impressed, here’s what you gonna do – show them how you can instantly buy healthcare products from AquaSource. Old people love AquaSource products and you know just how to tease them.
Of course, this is by no means a full list of real-life use cases but hey, it’s more than enough for you to survive the family dinner. Besides, why don’t you share your favorite ways of spending Bitcoin?