It ain’t a surprise anymore that the cryptocurrency market is taking over several industries. Yes, it did have ups and downs but has still managed to grow at an exponential rate. In recent years, more and more people are opting to use cryptos as an alternative for fiat currencies. In the present date, there are just under 5000 cryptocurrencies listed on CoinMarketCap.
This decentralized currency has been disrupting quite a number of businesses. As they are decentralized, there are many uses of it in many fields. In the article, we have listed out some of the real-life examples of industries that are already implementing cryptocurrencies in their businesses.
Where and how are cryptocurrencies being used?
✈️ Travel Industry
The traveling industry has been using Bitcoin for quite a lot of time. There are companies that have been accepting payments in the form of Bitcoins. A great example of this would be Cheapair.com, a travel booking company, which has been accepting payments in the form of Bitcoins for booking flight tickets, hotels, car rentals and cruises since 2013. This is a great feature enabled by Cheapair.com, as it is hassle-free for customers to book tickets from anywhere in the world.
🏠 Real Estate
Ever thought one could buy houses with cryptocurrency as a mode of payment? Well, this is true. ‘Propy.com‘ is the world’s first international blockchain-based payment real estate that accepts Bitcoin as payment for buying properties. ‘Mycoinrealty.com‘ is another real estate firm which has the facility to purchase homes using Bitcoins. A few real-life examples for the same would be the purchase of a villa in Indonesia worth 1000 BTC in 2014, a home in Vegas amounting to 157,000 BTC, and 3 acres of land in Paradise Bay.
🕸️ Social Media
Back then, social media was the place where one could share their thoughts and feelings. But now, things have changed; as in, the social media space has grown to the extent that one can earn from these websites. There is a social media website that has been helping people in the career circle. ‘Vanywhere‘ is one such social media website that implements blockchain in its technology. This is a gig economy platform that uses the blockchain network to connect users with some specialized skills to those users who are in need of those particular skills. The transactions here are performed through cryptocurrencies.
🎮 Gaming Industry
Cryptocurrencies are spread over the gaming space as well. Cryptocurrencies in the gaming industry are not just a concept but is a real-life application. There are online gaming platforms that transact using cryptocurrency. A great example would be the ORB project. This is a game that enables players to cash their in-game assets into other assets, including cryptocurrency. This cryptocurrency can then be exchanged for fiat currencies if needed.
These are only a few of the many industries where cryptos have maximum acceptance. From the above real-life examples, it is evident that cryptocurrency is a factor for the evolution of several industries in the market. Be it social or economic, it is playing a pretty decent role in revolutionizing the world. The expectation of blockchain & cryptocurrency is quite high. And it is no doubt that this technology is going to disrupt many other industries in the years to come. Cheers.