Top 5 Companies Who Accept Cryptocurrencies You May Not Have Known Did

It is a fact that the cryptographic ecosystem is increasingly adopted and Blockchain technology with its diversity of cases of real use in the daily life of millions of people, has become more than a myth, a tangible reality today.

From medical services, hotels, restaurants to online retailers and adult entertainment, are the cases currently used where anyone can make use of their cryptocurrencies and spend them easily, quickly and most importantly, safely.

In this opportunity we bring you the five most important companies currently that are accepting this means of payment on their platforms, to make the user experience better.

Starbucks

The largest chain of coffee shops in the world and one of the most successful unicorns of all time, already accepts in many parts of the world, the payment with cryptocurrencies. The company's president, Howard Schulz, said the company has big plans for the block chain and cryptocurrencies. After all, such a step will allow the expansion of relations with customers, as he has assured.

Although, Starbucks has slowed down its adoption in the United States because of the difficulties that it can bring to the tax declaration, the clarification in that country about the definition and categorization of cryptocurrencies as a property will allow to generate without difficulty the acceptance of payments with Bitcoin in the main branches within the American territory.

In addition, some coffee shops of the firm worldwide have chosen to accept cryptocurrencies in addition to Bitcoin as payment, such is the case of Starbucks in Mexico City in the financial heart of the city.

Amazon

The retail giant started showing interest in Bitcoin last year. The management of the company has repeatedly discussed the integration of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment in their online platform.

Amazon has even gone further, and registered a significant number of patents related to the underlying technology of the BTC, Blockchain and the thematic Internet domains. As a result, Amazon has become the owner of crypt domains such as amazonethereum, com, amazoncryptocurrency.com, amazonbitcoin.com and amazoncryptocurrencie.com.

The company started accepting payments from Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum, though not directly, but with the help of Moon's startup technology. The tool is an extension of the browser, thanks to which you can pay at Amazon.com not only through LN, but also through Coinbase.

Inclusively, Jeff Bezos' plans go much further. Amazon plans soon to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

Twitch

The exaggeration of cryptocurrencies went through another company that belongs to Jeff Bezos: Twitch, a streaming service that transmits online to the best players in the world and receives the visit of some 15 million people daily.

Unlike Amazon, the platform began accepting Bitcoin in 2016 using the Coinbase payment gateway. The company, however, is not against cooperation with third-party developers. Last year, the service added the ability to accept donations from viewers in XRP tokens using the Coil platform.

However, at the end of the first quarter of this year, the platform decided to temporarily remove Bitcoins and Bitcoin Cash after a possible suspicion of a donation with funds of dubious origin to a user of the social network.

Wikipedia

The online encyclopedia that is developed based on donations, has always been reluctant to cryptocurrency. Although the project started accepting bitcoins in 2014, it did so without enthusiasm.

During the ICO boom, the founder of the encyclopedia, Jimmy Wales, had repeatedly stated that Wikipedia would never make a sale of tokens or launch its own cryptocurrency.

According to him, even though the blockchain was a super interesting technology, it was said to be a bubble anyway.

But the attitude of the head of the service changed radically at the beginning of 2019, when the volatility of cryptocurrencies almost disappeared. At the end of January, the project connected to the BitPay processing service, and also had the opportunity to work with Bitcoin Cash.

The company explained this step by the fact that its sponsors are showing more and more interest in cryptocurrencies and the addition of BCH as a natural solution.

BitPay, in turn, added that the popularity of cryptocurrency donations was due to the fact that people make such transactions only for the sake of tax privileges.

Pornhub

The website for adults, is one of the first interested in cryptocurrency due to the problem of anonymity.

A year ago, the resource was associated with Verge cryptocurrency, allowing customers to pay for site services with tokens. The company then said that innovation will help solve not only the problem of confidentiality, but also the problems of security and practicality of payments.

But only a cryptocurrency for 80 million users of Pornhub was not enough, therefore, the project added the support of Tron and Horizen.

Although this step seems quite logical, the cryptocurrency has not become popular at all on the site. According to the latest data, only one percent of purchases are made with the help of cryptocurrencies.

However, the company is not losing optimism and ensures that the situation will change soon, as the cryptocurrency and Blockchain solutions are becoming widespread.

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