Posted on December 16, 2021
Making purchases using their cryptocurrency can often be challenging for people who own bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Fortunately, BullionMax now offers its customers a way to buy gold and other precious metals with bitcoin using BitPay. Read on to see how.
BitPay is a cryptocurrency payment processor that allows merchants like BullionMax to accept cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, stablecoins, and other top cryptocurrencies. For a merchant like us, BitPay is a lot like setting up credit card processing. It’s pretty easy to accept cryptocurrency payments without really understanding crypto.
For customers, the BitPay app connects to virtually any crypto wallet and lets you “turn your crypto into real things” easily. There’s even a BitPay Mastercard, a reloadable, prepaid debit card that enables you to make purchases and withdraw cash at ATMs using your cryptocurrency balance.
The steps to using BitPay are very similar to buying something using a credit or debit card or mobile payment apps like Paypal or Venmo.
Here’s how it works:
Some people think cryptocurrencies and gold are opposites. One is numbers on a computer somewhere, and the other is a fragment of an ancient supernova wrenched out of the earth, refined and shaped.
Some skeptics say cryptocurrencies are imaginary money. Honestly, bitcoin is no more imaginary than today’s dollars. Both represent a store of value, and both are widely accepted in exchange for tangible goods or services.
Ultimately, we want to give everyone who’s been fortunate with their cryptocurrency investments an opportunity to take some risk off the table. Compared to crypto, gold isn’t volatile at all. Your gold bullion and coins can’t be hacked. Best of all, your wealth is still there when the lights go out.
Maybe everyone who owns gold should also have a little crypto, and everyone who owns crypto should own a little gold? Just in case. After all, that’s what diversification is all about.
BitPay provides a win-win scenario for you and for us. While most credit card companies charge merchants between 2-3% (or even more), BitPay charges a more modest 1% transaction fee.
BitPay gives us the option of accepting more payment types, which can help boost sales. According to this study, merchants have said accepting Bitcoin attracts new customers and sales.
For you, BitPay adds the flexibility and convenience of being able to use cryptocurrency to buy things, the same as ordinary money. (BitPay cardholders can also avoid keeping cash in an account connected to their debit card if they prefer to hold cryptocurrency instead.) You don’t need to sell your bitcoin for dollars (and pay the transaction fees), wait for your dollar deposit to settle, and then, finally, go shopping.
The natural connection between bitcoin and bullion makes the two a perfect pair for many folks. Both bitcoin and bullion are popular non-fiat assets that allow owners to steer clear of the fiat ecosystem. In addition, bitcoin and bullion can both serve as hedges against inflationary risk.
BitPay is the best way we’ve found to allow for a seamless market between bitcoin and bullion, offering a quick and easy way to use funds from nearly any cryptocurrency wallet to buy gold or silver bullion directly with bitcoin.
Additionally, with BitPay, users don’t have to route their bullion purchase through a third party and instead can make bullion purchases directly from their crypto wallet.
For cryptocurrency owners interested in buying gold bullion using their crypto wallet, BitPay is the fast and easy way to choose from a large bullion inventory. With BitPay, you can get gold, silver, and platinum for bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies without having to go through the trouble of selling your crypto, converting it to fiat currency, and using your credit or debit card to purchase bullion. Using BitPay on BullionMax, you can buy gold and silver coins, bars, bullion, and more with cryptocurrencies directly, all on a single secure site.
Best of all, buying BullionMax precious metals with your BitPay Mastercard isn’t limited to bitcoin and ethereum. BitPay is continuously evaluating and adding new cryptocurrencies to its platform and currently supports the following cryptocurrencies: bitcoin, binance USD, ethereum, bitcoin cash, litecoin, dai, dogecoin, gemini dollar, USD coin, wrapped bitcoin, pax dollar, and XRP.
For more information on BitPay and to explore opening an account and getting a BitPay Mastercard, click here.