Pay utility bills with ₿itcoin
The nocoiner first question is: "can I pay my electricity bill with Bitcoin?" So here I start putting together a list of places where you can pay your bills with Bitcoin.
This list will be updated periodically. If you know a utility service that is proven to accept Bitcoin just send the link to @DarthCoin with a simple explanation.
I do not have any relation of affiliation with any of these services, is just a listing of services that accept Bitcoin and many of them are verified with users. No referral links or earning programs involved.
This list is to help users to start using their bitcoins and create the circular economy.
NOTE: I do not encourage you to use the so called “bitcoin debit cards”. Those are simply VISA cards. But in emergency situations, yes it can be useful.
Intermediaries Pay bills with Bitcoin
₿ ⚡️ Bitrefill.com - buy vouchers with BTC, phone bills, gas, groceries
₿ ⚡️ The Bitcoin Company - buy gift cards BTC, phone bills, gas (US only)
₿ ⚡️ Bitcart Amazon - buy vouchers with BTC, phone bills
₿ ⚡️ CryptoRefills - buy gift cards with BTC, phone bills, groceries
₿ ⚡️ PiixPay.com - pay bills with BTC (EU)
₿ ⚡️ Bity.com - pay bills with BTC (CHF/EU)
₿ ⚡️ Bylls - Pay bills in Canada
₿ ⚡️ BitcoinWell - pay bills Canada
₿ ⚡️ Coins.ph - Pay bills and wages in Asia
₿ ⚡️ LivingRoom of Satoshi - pay bills in Australia
₿ ⚡️ CoinTree - pay bills in Australia
₿ ⚡️ RelayPay - pay bills in Australia
₿ ⚡️ CoinsFer - pay bills in USA
₿ ⚡️ BillPayForCoins - pay bills in USA
₿ ⚡️ BillBitcoins - pay bills with BTC in India
₿ ⚡️ ElectroCoin.hr - payment processor in Croatia for many merchants, with local shops exchanges too.
₿ ⚡️ LocalCoinSwap - P2P exchange that can be used for paying bills, with escrow
₿ ⚡️ Paxful - P2P exchange with pay bills exchange
₿ ⚡️ RoboSats - P2P Full private Exchange over Tor, over LN, ask for bill payment
Utility companies that accept directly Bitcoin
₿ ⚡️ Naturgy.es - Spain electric company
₿ ⚡️ BASNederland.nl - Dutch electric company
₿ ⚡️ Istarski Vodovod - Croatia water company
₿ ⚡️ Tifon Gas - Croatia gas stations
General Merchants Lists
₿ ⚡️ BTCMap.org - physical and / or online stores with BTC, (download app)
₿ ⚡️ CoinMap.org – physical and / or online stores with BTC, you can add your physical or web store in the list (Android app – iOS app)
₿ ⚡️ CoinATMradar – web and app to locate BTC ATMs (Android app – iOS app)
₿ ⚡️ ShopInBit - buy anything you want with BTC/LN + concierge service
₿ ⚡️ LN Online Stores – online stores that accept BTC / LN, you can add your physical or web store in the list
₿ ⚡️ Accepting LN – online stores with BTC / LN, you can add your physical or web store in the list
₿ ⚡️ SpendABit – BTC merchant and product directory
₿ ⚡️ BitcoinWide – map and merchant directory, you can add your business
₿ ⚡️ BTCPay Server Merchants – merchants using BTCPay Server (a separate, proprietary type of server that processes all txs in BTC)
₿ ⚡️ Spending Bitcoin – list of merchants of all kinds and from the world
₿ ⚡️ Accepted Here BTC – list of online stores that accept BTC, you can add your physical or web store in the list
₿ ⚡️ Cryptwerk – merchants list by types, you can add your store there
₿ ⚡️ PayCek - List of merchants in Croatia that can take payments in BTC
₿ ⚡️ Where to Spend Bitcoins in UK - List of merchants accepting BTC in UK
₿ ⚡️ SatMap - a simple place listing only Bitcoin merchants
Rewards / cashback in Bitcoin for online purchasing
₿ ⚡️ Bitrefill.com - buy with BTC/LN and get back sats, referral program
₿ ⚡️ Lolli – make purchases online and get up to 30% cash back in Bitcoin rewards!
₿ ⚡️ SatsBack - buy online and get sats back
₿ ⚡️ Fold app - buy virtual cards with BTC and earn sats
For P2P Bitcoin Marketplaces, check here
General products and services
₿ ⚡️ Alza - Big online retail in EU
₿ ⚡️ Edeka – Groceries in Germany
₿ ⚡️ Menufy – Order online food (US)
Travel & Airplane tickets
₿ ⚡️ Future Travel – Fligh tickets
₿ ⚡️ CheapAir – flight tickets
₿ ⚡️ Sky Tours – (UK) flight tickets
₿ ⚡️ Destinia – flights, apartments, hotels
₿ ⚡️ TapJets – private jets, no restrictions, no questions
₿ ⚡️ Travala – reservations from Booking.com and other accommodations
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Seeing Naturgy, I was quite excited and wanted to switch to them. But then realized that payment in BTC means capital gain taxes, and I would be KYCed, not the best combination. Although not sure if it makes sense for the taxman to track it.
Possible improvements of the list:
- say whether they accept lightning (I don't know who could be so stupid and only accept btc on chain, but there is Co(i)nbase, Binance. SWAN just recently started testing lightning.)
- does it require KYC? It seems Bity.com doesn´t for small amounts (< 1000 CHF/day) , probably true for all Swiss based entities.