With the cryptocurrencies booming in the first quarter of 2021 most crypto coin holders are looking at their digital currencies as assets, an alternative to the traditional investment. The owners’ cryptocurrencies bet their crypto savings on the prospect that Bitcoin and Ethereum would further increase their value. This might or might not happen. The projections for Bitcoin are optimistic, but it might take months or even a year until there is another significant rise in its price in fiat currencies. We also need to take into account the unstable nature of all digital currencies, which makes them a risky investment. There is one thing that the owners of cryptocurrencies can benefit from – their purchasing power.
Buying goods and services with Bitcoin and digital assets we have is probably the best scenario to get the best of them, especially when we can do that at a favorable exchange rate against the fiat currencies. A survey released today by HSB revealed that at least one-third of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses accept cryptocurrency as payment for goods and services. Here are some suggestions for small or medium businesses we’d spend Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto-assets with.
Cloud Server Hosting & IT Infrastructure
As cryptocurrencies are native digital assets their have a huge impact in the markets of intangible services and digital products. Everything on “The Cloud” is the best option to spend crypto coins.
ServerWhere: This is company presents itself as the world’s leading Digital Currency Hosting provider. It provisions Cloud server hosting and IT infrastructure from the U.S., European and Asian data centers. the company accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Tether, Tron, Monero, Dash, Neo, Scash, Decred, 0x, Binance Coin, and DigiByte as a form of payments.
ServerWhere hads been around for enough time, to be considered a reliable service provider. Having a disaster recovery computing capacity and alternative data storage solution for backups is always a must when it comes a data storage and IT infrastructure. So, if not a provider of a primary IaaS ServerWhere can be used as a business solutions IT service provider. One thing that distinguishes ServerWhere from other similar companies is that this provider offers high-performance and high-bandwidth IT infrastructure services, e.g. Cloud Servers and Dedicated Servers connected on a 10-gigabit network.
FlokiNET.is: An interesting name for a service provider, isn’t? various web Go to their website to buy various web hosting services delivered from data centers in Bucharest/Romania, Reykjavik/Iceland, and Helsinki/Finland. The company states on its website that it has been founded to “provide a safe harbor for freedom of speech, free press and whistleblower projects.” It is another service provider that accepts Ether (ETH).
HCE (HostColorEurope): HCE is one of the most popular providers of Dedicated Hosting services in Europe. The company states on its website that it “has an infrastructure ecosystem for provisioning Bare-Metal Dedicated Servers in 22 European cities – Amsterdam, The Hague, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Milano, Vienna, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Stockholm, Prague, Bratislava, Bucharest, Sofia, Athens, Belgrade, and Kyiv”. The service provider also offers Failover Cloud Serves. “Failover Cloud” is a service that eliminates the risk of a service outage. It is a default feature to all European Cloud servers of HCE. It continuous availability for applications in an event of server failure.
Cryptostorm.is: This company’s message is “The VPN service provider for the truly paranoid”. It claims that their “VPN servers never save data that can be used to identify a customer.” Cryptostorm.is offers VPN based on OpenVPN ECC (Elliptic-curve cryptography) public-key cryptography, OpenVPN RSA (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) public-key cryptosystem, and WireGuard (ChaCha20 for symmetric encryption, authenticated with Poly1305, using RFC7539’s AEAD construction). They say that they keep their clients’ IPs safe with “DNS/WebRTC leak protection that stops IP leaks”, DNS-based ad/tracker blocking that prevents malicious trackers from working” and use encrypted DNS servers. The company accepts Bitcoin payment through Bitpay.
P2PVPS.org: It is definitely catching attention. They say Virtual Private Servers, but “instead of using centralized data centers” P2PVPS creates a marketplace that uses a “network of personal computers and IoT devices hosted by people participating in the network”. It is a community of users who allow their computing capacity to be used for VPS provisioning. The computers/servers part of the network run Docker virtual instances which are rented in the P2P VPS marketplace. It is another project that boosts Ether (ETH) cryptocurrency.
NameCheap: NameCheap is a quite big domain registrar and cannot be considered a small or medium business. However, they are a well-established provider of digital services and it worths including them in the list. One can go buy Doman registration, Shared Hosting, and various WordPress-related services with BTC.
Coinhost.io: A company that leverages Limestone Networks and resells its infrastructure. Coinhost accepts Ether (ETH) and offers an affiliate program with payouts made in cryptocurrencies.
SSLS.com: This company offers SSL certificates at very nice prices. They worth your money as their web security products are at nice prices. The prices of premium SSL certificates dropped a lot since the introduction of the Let’s Encrypt SSL standard but buying a Multidomain EV SSL for $92 or its equivalent in cryptocurrency is a very good deal.
WPSec.com: online WordPress security scan for detecting and reporting WordPress vulnerabilities. The company offers a free level of service that does automated weekly scans of a WordPress based site for vulnerabilities.
UnstoppableDomains.com: This is a very interesting company. It offers a blockchain native service – Blockchain Domain Names. The company explains that Blockchain Domain is a “new domain extensions launched as smart contracts on public blockchains, for example, dotCRYPTO (.crypto), which is an ERC 721 on the Ethereum blockchain. The blockchain native domains are stored by their owners’ cryptocurrency wallets. No third party can control them or take them away. Unlike the traditional TLDs that are used on an annual subscription, the blockchain domains are paid once and those who register them own them for life without the need to pay renewal fees.”
OpenBazaar.org: This is not a vendor of digital services and products. It is a marketplace where one can register and sell goods and services the way they are sold on websites like eBay. It is worth trying. It supports Ether (ETH).
Ethlance.com: The name speaks for itself. Ethlance offers a freelance service marketplace powered by the Ethereum ecosystem. The company says “hire or work for Ether cryptocurrency”. Ethlance runs on the Ethereum public blockchain. Those who use it need the MetaMask browser extension.
Blockchain-Chargeback.com: Blockchain service equipped with an all round technological ability to help you flag and return assets lost to a crypto address.