28 things you didn't know you could buy with bitcoins
28 things you didn't know you could buy with Bitcoin
The welcome sign is out for Bitcoin, and not just among investors. All told, you can now buy just about anything with bitcoins. Should you choose to part with them, that is.
Here are 28 of the most surprising things that'll tempt your digital wallet. Some are extraordinary, and some are extraordinarily ordinary.
A Brazilian butt lift
The Manhattan-based plastic-surgery practice bodySCULPT says it's the first in the Big Apple to accept bitcoins for the aforementioned posterior procedure, and all of its other services, including liposuction.
When the Burger King in Arnhem, Netherlands, went started accepting bitcoins in 2016, it went all-in, and offered one free Whopper for every Whopper purchased with the digital currency.
Should you find yourself and your bitcoins in St. Paul, Minn., and in need of a casket, then you're in luck: Crescent Tide Funeral & Cremation is there for both of you (with a 3 percent discount, no less).
Central Texas Gun Works pioneered bitcoin purchases among Texas firearms dealers in 2014. The Austin-based store accepts bitcoins for online and in-store sales.
From the starters to the sandwiches, all the menu items at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine, can be had for cash, credit cards or bitcoin. "Sorry, no personal checks," the menu notes.
The best news for Bitcoin enthusiasts may be that pubs were among the earliest adopters and most ardent supporters of the currency. The historic Old Fitzroy in Sydney, for instance, became Australia's first Bitcoin-friendly bar in 2013.
In 2014, the D Las Vegas and its sister property, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, made Sin City history by accepting bitcoins at front desks, restaurants and gift shops.
A 30-day supply of emergency rations
This "compact pail filled with nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners" from Augason Farms can be yours at the all-in-on-Bitcoin Overstock.com. A 45-day meal planner is included in case you need to stretch things out over an apocalypse.
A Tesla 3
In 2016, Mason Borda, now the CEO of the cryptocurrency security firm TokenSoft, said he preordered the pride of Elon Musk's garage with bitcoins.
In 2013, a Pennsylvania businessman made news for opening up his Allentown-based Subway to bitcoin sales.
No, there is literally nothing you can't buy with bitcoins on Overstock.com. Compact uprights stand as further testament to the retail giant's commitment to cryptocurrencies.
If you're in places like Argentina and Hungary, you can hop into a Bitcoin-friendly cab.
Airplane tickets to Latvia
A special shout-out is in order for airBaltic, not because it flies to Latvia (and other parts of Europe and the Middle East), but because in 2014 it became the first airline in the world to accept bitcoins for those flights.
In 2014, LA's Meltdown Comics claimed the honor of being the first brick-and-mortar comic-book shop to accept bitcoin for in-store purchases. (It later shut down.)