Curious as to how difficult is it to make a Bitcoin payment? Bitcoin payments are actually easier to make than debit or credit card purchases, and can also be received without a merchant account. Payments can be made from a wallet application, either on your computer or smartphone, by entering the recipient's address, the payment amount, and pressing send. To make it easier to enter a recipient's address, many wallets can also obtain the address by scanning a QR code or touching two phones together with NFC technology.
Here are a few steps to make it easier:
1. Set Up Your Bitcoin Wallet
To begin, you need to do is set up your bitcoin wallet. Think of it just like the wallet that you use to store your physical currency, but just online. It will act as a bank account that you can keep, send, and get money through. Check online to find which wallet suits your needs best. Many of the best wallets work both on your laptop and your smartphone, which makes keeping track of your bitcoin easier than ever. All you need to do is set up an account, and you’re ready to get started.
2. Acquire Bitcoin
Next, you need to acquire some bitcoin. You can buy bitcoin with your credit or debit card online or through a variety of different means, including trade. Many people like to diversify how they get their bitcoin, so it’s best to have a few different monetary avenues. Now you may be asking, how do you but them? Here are a few ways...
3. Find Out if the Vendor Takes Bitcoin
Many major vendors accept crypto payments these days, so it’s really more of a matter of who doesn’t take it than who does. Still, you can go online and check to see if your preferred vendor accepts bitcoin as a currency. There are ample amounts of lists online that detail all of the big vendors that accept that currency. Alternately, you can go straight to their website if you prefer.
4. Make the Payment
When it’s time to make the payment, you simply need to get the vendor’s bitcoin address and put it into a specific field in your wallet. Then, indicate how many bitcoins you want to send, and press the payment key. Your bitcoins will arrive almost immediately. It’s as simple as that! Conversely, people can send you bitcoin by doing the same process, and you will be able to see your bitcoin right away as well.