Cryptocurrency is a digital alternative to using credit cards or cash to make everyday payments in a variety of situations. It continues to grow as a workable alternative to traditional payment methods, but still needs to become more stable before it is fully welcomed by ordinary people. Let’s take a look at a few of the many advantages of using cryptocurrency:
Fraud – any issue with fraud is kept to a minimum because cryptocurrency is digital which can prevent a reversed or counterfeited payment. This type of action can be a problem with other traditional payment options, such as credit card, because of charge-backs.
Identity theft – there is no need to give personal information that can lead to identity theft when using cryptocurrency. If you use a credit card, the store is given a lot of information related to your credit line, even for a very small transaction. Also, the credit card payment relies on a pull transaction where a specific amount is requested from an account. With a cryptocurrency payment, the transaction is based on a push basis, which gives the account holder the option to only send the exact amount due with no extra information.
Versatile use – a payment by cryptocurrency can easily be made to comply with certain terms. A digital contract can be created to make a payment subject to completing on a future date, reference external facts, or get third-party approval. Even with a special contract in place, this type of payment is still very fast and efficient.
Easy access – the use of cryptocurrency is widely available to anyone that has access to the internet. It is growing very popular in certain parts of the world, such as Kenya, which has nearly 1/3 of the population using a digital wallet via the local microfinance service.
Low fees – it is possible to complete a cryptocurrency transaction without having to pay extra fees or charges. However, if a digital wallet or third-party service is used to hold the cryptocurrency there is likely to be a small charge.
International trade – this type of payment is not subject to country specific levies, transaction charges, interest rates, or exchange rates, which makes it possible to complete cross-border transfers with relative ease.
Adaptability – with nearly 1200 unique cryptocurrency types in the global market, there are plenty of opportunities to use a payment method that matches the specific needs. Even though there are plenty of options to use the coins for everyday use, there are also those intended for a specific use or in a particular industry.