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Originally launched in 1995 as a website for buying and selling PEZ dispensers, eBay is a true eCommerce pioneer, and has become a name synonymous with online shopping. Tens of millions of users from around the world have used eBay over the years to bid on everything from collectibles to cars. In today’s era of crypto-commerce, you might be wondering if eBay accepts Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
Does eBay accept crypto payments?
The short answer is no, but the door is very much open for the possibility down the road. In a March 2022 interview with The Street, eBay CEO Jamie Ianonne strongly indicated the online auction giant doesn’t currently accept crypto payments, but says the platform is continually evaluating new forms of payments to accept.
How to use your crypto on eBay
Although users can’t make direct crypto payments for winning auctions on eBay just yet, the BitPay Card offers a seamless workaround that allows users to convert the most popular cryptocurrencies to cash, then use that on eBay purchases.
- Get the BitPay app and sign up for the BitPay Card.
- Once approved, load the BitPay Card from your BitPay Wallet or Coinbase account.
- Use the card like any other credit or debit card at eBay's checkout.
BitPay’s crypto debit card enables users to convert crypto and spend as easily as cash. Instantly convert crypto into dollars with no hassle and zero fees. To get started, first download the BitPay app from your preferred app store. Next you’ll load the wallet with funds. This can be done from the BitPay Wallet or a Coinbase account. Once you’ve completed those steps you’re ready to order your BitPay Card.
The approval process takes only minutes, no credit check required. Once approved, you’ll instantly receive a virtual BitPay Card that is ready to be used at millions of online merchants, anywhere Mastercard is accepted (including eBay). You can even request a free physical card that will be delivered straight to your mailbox.
The only crypto app and card for spenders.
Whether you opt for a physical card, a virtual card, or both, there’s no easier way to convert your crypto holdings to cash than with the BitPay Card. It offers a wide range of convenience and security features, from instant reloads, EMV chip-and-PIN security, Google Pay and Apple Pay compatibility, and even cash withdrawals from compatible ATMs around the world.
With the BitPay Card, you can load the top cryptocurrencies and spend like cash on eBay: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP), ApeCoin (APE), Dai (DAI), Binance USD (BUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Pax Dollar (USDP), Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Euro Coin (EUROC).
Other places you can pay with crypto
BitPay has partnered with hundreds of merchants and service providers to help them accept cryptocurrency payments, so it’s never been easier to pay with crypto holdings at your favorite retailer.
For a comprehensive list of stores where you can pay with crypto, check out BitPay's Merchant Directory and browse over 250 companies by name or product category. Just some of the world-class retailers that accept cryptocurrency include AMC Theaters, Jomashop, Newegg and Overstock.com.
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