Everyday Bitcoin Use Cases: Part One

Shopping at Starbucks, Tesco, and Others With Bitcoin

For our readers who live in the United Kingdom, there is a service called Crypto De Change. On their website, you can order a gift card for most of the major brands in terms of shopping, fast food, and mobile top ups in exchange for digital currency. Ordering can be done from the comfort of your home, and gift cards are delivered via email or regular mail.

While this may seem like just an online service, the gift card codes sent via email can actually be redeemed at physical locations. For example, if you order a Marks & Spencer gift card and print it out, you can take it to the counter at any of the company’s locations. The employee helping you scans the code, and the gift card’s amount will be debited from your the total price. If your gift card amount exceeds your due amount, the money will be roll over and you will be able to use it again for your next purchase.

Crypto De Change also allows users to order groceries through its online platform. Order are delivered to users’ home addresses, courtesy of Tesco. During the checkout process, customers can specify the date and time at which the delivery should be made. Crypto De Change offers over 14,000 products, making for a large selection for Bitcoin shoppers.

Do keep in mind there is a GBP5 delivery cost for orders under GBP25 and a GBP9 delivery fee on orders above GBP25. However, should there be a difference between the delivery costs charged by Crypto De Change and the actual Tesco delivery costs, the price difference will be returned to you in the form of store credit.

Crypto De Change also sells physical bullion in exchange for digital currency. Whether you are looking for silver or gold coins, a limited supply of coins can be purchased from their online shop.

Crypto De Change Supports the following (digital) currencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, DASH, Vertcoin, Quarkcoin, Feathercoin, Primecoin, Peercoin, Worldcoin, Maxcoin, Namecoin and Pound Sterling (GBP).

Cheaper Worldwide SMS Rates With BitSMS

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Sending text messages to friends, family, and loved ones have become a regular occurrence in our daily lives. In fact, it is hard to imagine how people communicated with others before smart and cell phones even existed. But do you ever find yourself wondering why it costs so much money to send a text message to other carriers, let alone to people abroad?

The truth is that sending a text message to any country in the world is not as expensive as mobile service providers want you to believe. That being said, some countries are ridiculously expensive due to previous agreements, and costs will hardly ever be reduced over time. But there is a cheaper solution to this, and you can spend Bitcoin to pay for it!

BitSMS is a service that has been around for a while, and they let users send text messages to any mobile phone number in the world from an internet browser. Payment for this service can be done in Bitcoin, DASH, Sterlingcoin, or Guldencoin. Because of the instant payment notification feature associated with digital currency payments, sending an SMS worldwide is a hassle-free experience.

Offering such a service is not only cheap, but also very convenient for anyone in the world. There is more to BitSMS than just having the ability to send a text message, however, as the platform lets users send payments in any of the supported digital currencies. Doing so allows BitSMS to take on the current remittance market, which is shaping up to be a large target market for Bitcoin companies.

Note from the Author: When using the BitSMS service, it can take up to 20 minutes for a text message to arrive. Sending digital currency to another person who does not own a smartphone is possible, but it is not recommended to do so in order for BitSMS to guarantee maximum usability.

Buying Flowers With Bitcoin


Sending flowers to friends and loved ones is a time-honored way of communicating gratitude, affection, and condolences. What better way to buy flowers than by paying with Bitcoin, and having them delivered to the recipient’s home? BitRoses offers this service to customers in the United States and Canada.

BitRoses delivers flowers the same day if the order is placed before 1 PM in the recipient’s local time zone. All orders placed after that time will be delivered on the next business day. It is interesting to note that BitRoses only accepts Bitcoin payments, and paying with your credit card or Paypal is not supported. All Bitcoin payments are processed through GoCoin.

In order to ensure your flowers are delivered safely, and fresh, BitRoses has partnered up with Florist One. Some of our American readers may have heard that name before, as Florist One has been online since 1999 and is born from a family florist business with over 50 years of experience in the field.

Thanks to its relationship with 15,000 local florists across the US and Canada, BitRoses orders are handled by Florist One. All order aspects, ranging from customer service to order fulfillment, are processed by Florist One.


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