Bitcoins are taking over the crypto-currency marketplace. They’re the largest and most well-known digital currency. More and more large companies are accepting bitcoins as a legitimate source of currency.

With the extreme facilitation of transfer and earning of bitcoins, it would be a mistake not to accept these new-found online coins as cash. With a fluctuating value, the funds can either help or hurt.

Fluctuation of inflation can be a boon to local business, unless the market is valuing the coins insanely high.

With many companies accepting the change and others getting ready to, bitcoins are an extremely fast-spreading currency. Small businesses aren’t missing out on the action; many small shops have made the switch as well. Using a smartphone and a Bitcoin wallet app, a user scans a label and presses a small buttoned aptly named “spend.” Though not all companies have made the switch, most have taken notice of the quick trend.

Some companies have lingering doubt, due to the infancy of the market. Only introduced 5 years ago, Bitcoin is still growing. Without a government backing the cash, the value fluctuates rapidly. Though some companies have taken the risk, some still doubt the currency.

YourSAUGA businesses that accept Bitcoins as payment:

PizzaForCoins.com – Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcoins.

Whole Foods – Organic food store.

WordPress.com – An online company that allows user to create free blogs.

Overstock.com – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking.

Subway – Eat fresh.

Microsoft – Users can buy content with Bitcoin on Xbox and Windows store.

Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins.

Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline.

OkCupid – Online dating site.

Namecheap – Domain name registrar.

CheapAir.com – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels.

Expedia.com -Online travel booking agency.

Seoclerks.com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap.

Intuit – Software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.

RE/MAX  – Franchisee of the global real estate network