Which Websites Accept Bitcoin for Payment in 2019? A Complete List
Did you celebrate the anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day last May? On May 22, 2010, a Florida man named Laszlo Hanyecz announced on the popular Bitcointalk forum that he wanted to “get food delivered in exchange for bitcoins”. A fellow member took up Hanyecz’s challenge and accepted 10,000 bitcoin (worth around $41 at the time) in exchange for ordering Hanyecz two Papa John’s pizzas. This deal is widely regarded as the first ever real-world bitcoin purchase and, as bitcoin’s value climbed, became known as the most expensive pizza order of all time.
However, all was not as it seemed. At the end of the day, the bitcoin ‘purchase’ was still a peer-to-peer transaction between two individuals. Papa John’s didn’t accept bitcoin as payment; ‘the fellow member used fiat money to place the order. Nevertheless, the idea that digital currency could be used as a form of payment for goods and services took hold.
Fast forward almost nine years and bitcoin is now accepted by dozens of companies and retailers across the globe. Some companies have temporarily accepted bitcoin in the past, (anyone remember KFC Canada’s infamous Bitcoin Bucket?), while others are still accepting bitcoin as payment to this day. More businesses and merchants are adding bitcoin as an accepted payment method all the time. So, who is accepting bitcoin as payment in 2019? We decided to find out.
Here is our definitive list of websites that accept bitcoin for payment in 2019
For ease of reading, we’ve organized the companies into the following categories and omitted any shady companies related to gambling, adult content or anything illegal.
- Charities and non-profits
- Computer and gaming
- Financial services
- General shopping and retailers
- News and information sites
- Political organizations
- Web services
Charities and non-profits
Chicago Wish Foundation – A wish-granting foundation in the Chicagoland area.
Fight for the Future – A nonprofit working to expand the internet’s power for good.
Museum of the Coastal Bend – A museum in Victoria, Texas devoted to the region’s heritage, from Spanish colonial artifacts to primitive hunting tools.
Omni Nano – A charity devoted to nanotechnology education.
Run 2 Rescue – A Christian non-profit organization that helps victims of sex trafficking.
Save the Children – A global charity organization that accepts bitcoin donations through BitPay.
Sean’s Outpost – A Pensacola homeless outreach.
Songs Of Love – Creates free personalized original songs for children.
The Internet Archive – A non-profit digital library offering free access to books, music and movies, plus more than 345 billion archived web pages.
The Water Project – Provides sustainable water projects to African communities.
Tor Project – A project to promote internet freedom and privacy.
Tunapanda Institute – Offers vocational skill training in parts of East Africa.
Wikipedia Foundation – The free online Wikipedia encyclopedia is funded through non-profit means.
Watsi – A global crowdfunding platform for healthcare
Computer and Gaming
BigFishGames.com – Buy games for PC, Mac, and smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows) with bitcoin.
Newegg.com – An online computer parts store.
Badoo – An online dating network.
Dream Lover – A virtual relationship platform that accepts bitcoin.
King’s College, New York – A US-based college.
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – A Swiss university.
Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico.
The University of Cumbria – A British university.
The University of Nicosia – A university based in Cyprus.
Coupa Café – A café in Palo Alto.
CryptoCoffee – A crypto-centric coffee distributor.
Curryupnow.com – Several restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area accept bitcoin.
Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA.
Misconduct Wine Company – A wine company in Penticton, BC.
N.J Helen’s Pizza – A pizza restaurant in Jersey City, N.J.
Old Fitzroy – An intimate bar with bistro dining in Sydney, boasting Australia’s only pub theatre.
Ordertakeaways.co.uk – A British-based site that allows you to order from dozens of takeout restaurants in the UK using Bitcoin.
Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England.
Pex Peppers – A hot sauce producer that accepts various cryptocurrencies including bitcoin.
PizzaForCoins.com – Order a pizza and pay in Bitcoin.
The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, that was the first Japanese retail establishment to accept bitcoin in 2013.
Braintree – A payments processor.
Intuit – A US financial and tax preparation software company.
Mint – A service that helps people manage their finances.
PSP Mollie – A Dutch payment service.
General shopping and retailers
Alza – The Czech Republic’s largest online retailer.
Amagi Metals – A precious metal furnisher.
CEX – A trade-in chain of shops in Glasgow, Scotland.
Euro Pacific – A major precious metals dealer.
Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer.
Fancy.com – A luxury online shopping site that accepts bitcoin.
Gyft – Buy gift cards for various retailers with Bitcoin.
i-Pmart – An online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer based in Malaysia.
Jeffersons Store – A streetwear clothing store in Bergenfield.
Lionsgate Films – A US-based film production studio.
Medical Support Products – A respiratory medical equipment supplies store.
MIT Coop Store – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s student bookstore.
MovieTickets.com – An online movie ticket exchange and retailer.
NCR Silver – A Point-of-Sale (PoS) system provider that can process bitcoin payments.
Purse.io – Get 15%+ on anything from Amazon when you shop via Purse.io with bitcoin or bitcoin cash.
Rakutan – An e-commerce giant based in Japan.
RE/MAX London – A global real estate network based in the United Kingdom.
SFU bookstore – The Simon Fraser University’s bookstore in Vancouver, Canada.
Shopify – A number of Shopify online stores accept bitcoin.
ShopJoy – An online retailer in Australia.
Straub Auto Repairs – A auto repairs store, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Stripe – A payments company based in San Francisco.
That’s my face – A manufacturer of unique action figures.
T-Mobile Poland – A mobile phone top-up company in Poland.
Yacht-base – A yacht charter company based in Croatia.
News and information sites
AntiWar.com – A website for antiwar news.
Bloomberg.com – An online newspaper.
Chicago Sun-Times – A Chicago based online newspaper.
The Libertarian Party – A US political party that promotes non-interventionism and civil liberties.
aBitSky – A travel booking site based in Lithuania.
A Class Limousine – A limousine service based in Newark, N.J.
airBaltic – A travel booking site based in Latvia.
AirTreks – A flight booking website.
Bitcoin.Travel – A travel site that provides offers on accommodation and entertainment worldwide.
CheapAir.com – A travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, and hotels.
Expedia.com – An online travel booking agency.
One Shot Hotels – A hotel chain based in Spain.
WebJet – An online travel agency.
AirVPN – A VPN service provider.
Bay Area Dish Network – An US direct-broadcast satellite service provider.
CyberGhost – Providers of a no-logs, encrypted VPN service.
ExpressVPN.com – A high speed, ultra-secure VPN network.
EZTV – Provider of TV show torrents.
Grooveshark – A US-based online music streaming service.
HideMyAss – A web-proxy free, encrypted VPN service provider.
LightSpeed Hosting – A VPN provider.
Lumfile – A cloud-based hosting service.
Lv.net – A high-speed internet services provider (ISP) based in Las Vegas.
Mega.co.nz – A secure cloud storage provider with end-to-end encryption.
Namecheap – A domain name registrar.
NordVPN – A personal virtual private network service provider with desktop applications and mobile apps.
Private Internet Access – A high-speed, anonymous VPN service provider.
Protonmail – A privacy-focused e-mail service provider.
PureVPN – A VPN provider.
Reddit – Premium features can be purchased with bitcoin.
Seoclerks.com – Providers of search engine optimization (SEO) work.
SurfShark – A no-logs, privacy-focused VPN provider.
The Pirate Bay – A peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing directory of magnet links and torrent files, using the BitTorrent protocol.
Tutanota – A privacy-focused e-mail service provider.
If you’re wondering which websites accept bitcoin for payment in 2019, that’s about it. We’ll expand this list and add more companies, stores, and merchants who accept bitcoin as they are announced. If you know a site that accepts bitcoin that’s missing from our list, let us know in the comments below!