For a long time, the idea that cryptocurrency is gaining in value and importance in the mainstream market and with multinational corporations would have been seen as a laughable idea. However, in recent months, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic, global markets have started to see the potential of digital currency which was once considered extremely volatile and marginal to be accepted by any serious entity and business. . Now, several companies have started to accept cryptocurrency, especially Bitcoin, which is the most popular cryptocurrency as an alternative payment method.
Here are some large multinational companies that accept Bitcoin:
If you want to top up your Microsoft account, you can do so through Bitcoin. The Redmond, Wash., Based company accepts cryptocurrency as a form of payment. In 2014, the company announced that it would accept Bitcoin as a payment method at Xbox and Windows online stores. In 2016, there was a false alarm that the company would drop support for payments via Bitcoin from the Microsoft Store. However, the company said the information was inaccurate.
The largest movie theater chain in the United States has joined the growing number of companies that started accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment earlier this month. AMC Theaters will start accepting Bitcoin for tickets purchased online by the end of 2021.
Shopify, the multinational e-commerce company, accepts Bitcoin as a payment method for its services. On its website, the online store listed four cryptocurrency payment providers as “alternative payment methods”: Coinbase, BitPay, GoCoin, and CoinPayments. Besides Bitcoin, the ecommerce company also accepts Ethereum and Litecoin, among others.
The company owned by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has long accepted Bitcoin as a form of payment for space tourists. On November 22, 2013, the company had accepted its first Bitcoin payment from a flight attendant in Hawaii.
You can donate to the “Free Encyclopedia” using Bitcoin. This was announced by the Wikimedia Foundation which owns and operates Wikipedia via an official blog in 2014.