Rumors about the adoption of digital assets by online giant retailer Amazon have been floating around for ages in the crypto verse. Nothing’s happened yet, and Amazon’s native payment system still supports fiat currencies only. That, however, needs not to stop you from using your digital assets to pay for goods and services on Amazon. No matter if you’re in India, USA, Singapore or at any other place where Amazon ships, you can shop with Bitcoin on it. In this article, we’ll tell you how.
What you need
Like any good recipe, this one needs some ingredients. Here they are:
- You need to own some BTC.
- A BTC wallet where you store your coins. A mobile wallet that supports capturing QR codes with your phone’s camera makes everything much faster, but any BTC wallet will do.
- Having the Moon browser extension installed in your browser (which can be Chrome and a couple of others).
- Having a Moon account.
- An Amazon account.
Every ingredient is crucial. If you own even a single Satoshi, the chances are that you already have all the ingredients ready except for the Moon extension and account, so let’s talk about that in a little more depth.
Moon is a cryptocurrency-based payments platform. It integrates into your Google Chrome browser as a browser extension, which means that it’s free and quick to install. It won’t take you more than half a minute to do so. You can find it at https://paywithmoon.com. Once your extension is installed and ready to go, you’ll also need to get a moon account.
Moon supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, and Bitcoin Cash ABC as means of payment. It integrates seamlessly into Amazon’s user interface. But you do need to have the extension and an account.
It’s fast; it’s easy. You’ll be surprised. It goes like this.
First, you log into your Amazon account and add the notebook (or pen, or book, or whatever you fancy) to your shopping cart. Once your cart is ready, just click as if you were buying your stuff in the standard way.
Keep going as if nothing until (you know, pick your delivery method, make sure your physical address is correct, etc.) you hit the payments option. This is where things get interesting.
At this point, you’ll notice the Moon extension working at the upper right sector of your Amazon webpage. There will be a payment option in Bitcoin which you can identify because the Bitcoin logo is there, and the amount to pay in Bitcoin will be quoted. Just click it.
A dialogue will pop. It will include a BTC address as well as a QR code. This is the address to which you must send your BTC. This is when you load your mobile wallet app on your phone (or you use your desktop app, it’s up to you).
If you’re on your desktop wallet, you can just copy and paste the address and send the BTC. If you’re using your mobile, then you can use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code and send the coins as well.
Once your payment is sent, you need to wait for a little while. Moon processes payments using the new Bitcoin’s lighting network so that it won’t take minutes but just a few seconds.
Amazon will tell you your order is placed, in the usual way, and you’re all done! You’ve bought stuff on Amazon using cryptocurrency! It really is as simple as that.
Disclaimer: We have no relation with paywithmoon and have not been compensated for this article. Also, always remember to do your ‘very own’ market research before making any investment in cryptocurrencies, please. Neither the writer nor the publication (TronWeekly.com) holds any responsibility for your financial loss.