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Buying eBooks with Bitcoin?

Discussion in 'Tea Room (Book Chat)' started by Guest Posts, May 2, 2019.

  1. Guest Posts

    Guest Posts Guest posts from site or old accounts

    You've got bitcoin ads on here. Where can I buy ebooks for bitcoin in the UK?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2019
  2. Mine all mine

    Mine all mine Member

    Giftoff does Amazon.co.uk vouchers for bitcoin. I haven't used them, but they say they do. AAVE does BTC-2-Cash, but there's something just putting me off about them. It's kinda too easy.
     
  3. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    If Giftoff does AmazonUK Giftcards, does this mean that Bookangel could accept Bitcoin again? I know we stopped because of Shapeshift problems. It would be a new service for the club though. @tirial?
     
  4. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    Let me put your right off AAVE.

    Not recommended.

    We phoned them up about their service last week. It sounded promising, but they verify through Veriff. Veriff's own FAQ states that they are not at this time certified under PCI DSS or other security standards, and host your personal data and uploaded documents on the web (Amazon Cloud) not on air-gapped servers. They also don't state they are GDPR-compliant: they state their host is, but that just means Veriff's own data (their account, credit card paying for the hosting etc) is protected, not that Veriff is using the third-party data Veriff holds in a compliant manner.

    And they are another one that wants a photo of you holding ID - uploading one of which is the fastest way to compromise your online security permanently.
     
  5. Mine all mine

    Mine all mine Member

    FFF..........Furrgeddaboud that then.
     
  6. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    We've actually used Giftoff for a test transaction and it went really well. No complaints here.

    Excuse the shill, but here's our affiliate link: https://giftoff.com/

    Shapeshift still doesn't have any way for clubs to register, but if you want multi-crypto support we could do possibly something for you with Flyp.me and Giftoff to get Amazon vouchers for the review fund.
     
  7. Duckie

    Duckie New Member

    So you can get the vouchers for Amazon, but is there anywhere to buy ebooks or books directly?
     
  8. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    I know this is an old thread, but I just noticed Giftoff are now doing Waterstones vouchers and National Book tokens.
    and they take Bitcoin for both. Just in time for Christmas! They don't do ebooks, but they do do books.

    (and here's our affiliate link: Buy gift cards online & earn loyalty points - if you want to give us a Christmas present without spending anything, click here before you buy.)
     
  9. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    I'm sure book tokens are still around, but I haven't seen them in a long time. Most of my associates seem to have replaced them with Amazon vouchers instead.

    While that is still kind of them, it doesn't have quite the same meaning now Amazon is a corporate behemoth instead of the online bookseller it used to be known for.
     
  10. luri

    luri Member Scribe

    The easiest way to use your bitcoins to make any kind of purchase, not just books on Amazon, is by using bitcoin debit cards. There are a lot of cryptocurrency wallets that provide visa card. These cryptp backed visa cards can be uses just like any other debit cards. You can try crypt.com or wirex. These crypto wallets give you visa cards.
     
  11. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    Bitcoin debit cards are restricted or outright blocked in the UK the last time I checked. Bitpay and other providers don't offer them to UK residents.

    edit: Just checked. Wirex are still putting UK residents on a waiting list, Bitpay blocks UK users from its Visa card altogether, and crypt.com is a domain that's for sale(?).
     
  12. Mine all mine

    Mine all mine Member

    There are enough ways to take crypto out there I'm kinda stunned no one's built something.
     
  13. luri

    luri Member Scribe

    I was not aware that Wirex is putting UK residents on the waiting list. Wirex is not available in my home country.
    I meant crypto dot com, not crypt.com as I mentioned in the previous post. I have a couple of clients based in the UK who pay cryptocurrencies via Crypto.com
     
  14. Mine all mine

    Mine all mine Member

    Crypto visa cards are near 'nuff banned in the UK by the banks. Your customers aren't telling their banks they've got one. They'd get their accounts shut. Why get third parties involved in crypto anyway? Just use your wallet.
     
  15. luri

    luri Member Scribe

    I am not based in the UK, therefore, I do not know about the financial regulations in the UK. I have used my bitcoins through wirex cards in the past, however, later it stopped providing services for the people in my home country. Crypto.com does not operate in my home country. However, I hear that Visa has partnered with 35 different cryptocurrencies wallet.
     

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