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January 15, 2019
At first glance, Gadget Geek simply appears to an online retailer of fun gadgets and cool toys. The kind of website that you stumble upon and soon has you clamouring for items you didn’t know existed 5 minutes before. An air humidifier that emits essential oils? Yes, yes please.
But scroll a little further down their homepage and you’ll see what distinguishes Gadget Geek from other gadget shops – as well as most other online stores: They accept cryptocurrency.
Now up until now, most mainstream interest in cryptocurrencies has been in them as investment vehicles, akin to stocks, rather than as actual currencies. However, there are a small, but increasing number of forward-thinking online retailers, like Gadget Geek, who see cryptocurrencies as a legitimate form of payment and appreciate their growing significance.
“I was recently inspired by an article I read where a barber started accepting cryptocurrency at his shop,” explained Scott Ryder, the owner of Gadget Geek. “I then decided to join Coinbase Commerce and started accepting cryptocurrency myself. I was actually surprised at how straightforward it was.”
I decided to see for myself how straightforward paying with a cryptocurrency actually is and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. In fact, it was no more difficult than paying via any other method.
After filling your basket with gadgets, you head to the checkout as normal and enter the usual details. You’re then taken to a payment method screen, where along with the usual suspects like credit and debit cards and PayPal, you’ll see an option for Coinbase Commerce: this is where the fun begins.