By Gabriel Negrin
Picture this —- Crypto sitting in your wallet. The market is rising to unimaginable heights. You’re happy about your earnings.
But suddenly there’s that voice telling you that crypto is internet money. Yea, that harsh and raspy voice proclaiming it’s not real money. All of the sudden, you start doubting.
So the operative question becomes “how can you make crypto real?” Because it ain’t 2010 no more where you have to convince a pizza delivery guy to accept 10,000 BTC for a pizza (Thank God!).
So how do you make a bit of your crypto real by spending it? Here is a short list of suggestions:
Crypto for Digital Goods
Every day more and more companies are starting to accept crypto. With that in mind, let’s discuss some digital products that you can purchase with cryptocurrencies.
With internet security a must, having a (Virtual Private Network) VPN service is imperative. Almost every VPN out there accepts crypto — as they should. ExpressVPN and NordVPN are a couple that get high marks. And they’re really cheap, too.
Many Etsy stores also accept crypto. You just need to find the right spots.
And what would crypto space be without video games? Two tightly knit industries that have never been separated. While Steam has long since stopped taking crypto payments, there are other ways to buy your favorite games with your favorite coins. You can buy some of the most popular games at Joltfun or Keys4Coins.
Then there are digital gift cards. In this case, sites like eGifter and coincards.com allow you to buy gift cards from more than 300 brands. From Target to Domino’s, from Adidas to Dunkin’ Donuts, from Uber to GameStop. You just need to go and search for what you need.
Crypto for Physical Goods
While the possibilities for what you can buy with a gift card are almost endless, let’s talk about buying something tangible. Like a house? You ask “is that even possible? Well, I’m here to tell you that it is.
There are many ways to buy a property with crypto. The first way is to negotiate directly with the owner and see if he or she accepts it. But until mass adoption occurs, this will rarely happen. Given this, it is wise to check out Propy, a real estate platform that allows you to view properties and pay in BTC or ETH.
You can also search for real estate firms like The Crypto Realty Group to ponder your options.And if you buy a house, you have to buy furniture, right? In that case, Overstock is your best option. You can buy absolutely everything you need for your home with crypto there.
But, what about using crypto to buy gold and silver? Go to JM Bullion and purchase it there with your precious cryptocurrencies. It’s the safest way to jump from a highly volatile asset to a more stable one — while protecting yourself from inflation.
There are a million different ways to make crypto real by buying goods with it. But don’t forget one of the most important things you can invest in — new cryptocurrencies. Do your research and with everything in mind, invest your crypto in new projects that will earn you even more crypto. You have a unique opportunity in your hands — take advantage of it.