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REPORT | Study Shows That the Retail and e-Commerce Sector Has the Highest Number of Businesses Taking Cryptocurrency Payments


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    New study reveals the sectors that offer cryptocurrency as a payment method:

    • The Retail & E-commerce sector takes the crown with 60 companies accepting crypto
    • Food & Dining is second with 54 companies, while Luxury Retail is third with 35
    • Travel and Hospitality comes in fourth, and the top five is closed by Internet & Online services

    In a new study shared with BitKE by crypto tax software, CoinLedger, the Retail & E-Commerce sector has the highest number of companies that offer the option to purchase through cryptocurrency.

    The study compiled a list of more than 300 major companies, which are known to accept cryptocurrency methods, and categorized them into sectors to discover which one contains the most companies offering crypto as a payment method:

    • Retail & E-commerce take first place with a total of 60 companies accepting crypto payments. The sector includes clothing and accessories stores like adidas, Yankee Candle and H&M, as well as online shopping platforms such as Etsy.
    • Second on the list is the Food & Dining sector with 54 companies. Examples are Chipotle, Chuck E Cheese’s, Domino’s and Hard Rock Café, and delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats. Different services became available gradually in different countries: Burger King Venezuela has been accepting Bitcoin payments since 2020.
    • Luxury Retail comes in third with 35 companies offering the service, among which there are high fashion brands Gucci and Ralph Lauren, luxury watches retailer Hublot, as well as jewelers such as Jewelry Affairs and CRM Jewelers.
    • Further down on the list, Travel & Hospitality is fourth with 31 companies accepting crypto payments. These range from commercial airlines such as Norwegian Air and Vueling to private jet hire like Fast Private Jet, LunaJets and PrivateFly. Cruise companies Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises are also on the list, as well as trip-organizing help sites like GetYourGuide.
    • The top five closes with Internet & Online Services companies, as 28 accept crypto as a form of payment. These companies offer a service available to use online from our phones and laptops, such as Google Play and Spotify, and different VPN services like CyberGhostVPN, ExpressVPN and FrootVPN.
    Top 10 sectors that offer cryptocurrencies as payment method
    Rank Sectors Total
    1 Retail & E-commerce 60
    2 Food & Dining 54
    3 Luxury Retail 35
    4 Travel & Hospitality 31
    5 Internet & Online Services 28
    6 Entertainment & Media 18
    7 Automotive 15
    8 Gaming & Software 12
    9 Non-profit & Charitable Organizations 12
    10 Technology & Electronics 12

    David Kemmerer, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinLedger commented on the findings:

    “The increasing number of companies accepting cryptocurrency payments reflects the growing acceptance and adoption of digital currencies in the mainstream economy. This trend not only aligns with the evolving preferences of tech-savvy consumers but also offers benefits such as reduced transaction fees and increased security. From major retailers to small businesses, the diversification of sectors embracing cryptocurrencies demonstrates the versatility and potential of blockchain technology.

    As this trend continues, it’s likely to contribute to the broader acceptance of cryptocurrencies as a legitimate form of payment, paving the way for a more decentralized and accessible financial landscape.”

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