Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts hold their coins tightly, seeing them more as investments than as money to spend. But we’ve all been in a situation here or there where we wanted to spend our crypto on something to help support adoption, and couldn’t find the right place to do it. If you look on Google for places to spend cryptocurrency, you get outdated lists of merchants, many of which don’t even take crypto anymore (or never did)!
The company We Accept Cryptocurrency has built a repository of merchants and services that accept cryptocurrency as payment. It’s updated regularly, and all of the merchants are verified because the company was founded in 2020.
On the site, you can search all of the merchants that accept any crypto, or you can search by crypto. There are 9 of the top cryptos available to select from with their own lists of merchants. So if you’re a crypto user who only holds DASH, for example, you can go to the DASH section of their site and find merchants who accept DASH.
The team behind We Accept Cryptocurrency plans to continually update their database daily, so it should become more and more useful to users over time. The mission behind the company is to increase crypto adoption globally. If more and more users spend their crypto at merchants, this means more merchants will begin accepting crypto. It’s simple supply and demand. When more merchants accept crypto they will be listed on the site, which will drive demand further.
The site is currently free to use, and the team confirmed that this will not change. It will always be free both for users and for businesses to list their companies. We Accept Cryptocurrency has a donation page where people can support the effort with cryptocurrency donations.
We hope that this resource continues to grow because this is something drastically needed in this space. Without real-world adoption, crypto will never fulfill its mission of being borderless money.