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Brawker, a proxy buying platform, recently launched with a trendy post that made it to the top of the Bitcoin subreddit. For the first time bitcoin users have the chance to buy anything on the web with their bitcoins. Brawker helps bitcoin users by letting them spend their bitcoins on virtually anything, giving them an 8% discount and making bitcoin more widely used. On the other end, Brawker also allows people to buy bitcoins with a credit card or Paypal, by buying the items for the bitcoin users. This easy way to buy bitcoins was almost impossible to do until now.

So, how is this possible?!

By having the order paid by someone else who will then receive the bitcoins in exchange.

Here’s how it works:

The person who wants to buy an item with bitcoins creates an order by clicking on

“Spend bitcoins”,

indicates the URL of the item that needs to be purchased and funds the order by sending the equivalent amount in bitcoins. Then, someone else who wants to get bitcoins and has a credit card will make the purchase on the merchant’s web site on behalf of the person who posted the order. Once the order has been shipped or delivered, the person who paid for it will receive the bitcoins. One of the favorite ways people have been using this service is by leveraging the wish list capability offered by most e-commerce platforms, which conveniently hides the delivery address attached to a wish list so that users can keep their privacy. Some people have also used this service to buy virtual goods such as Starbucks cards, making an immediate electronic delivery possible.

One day this service may also be used to pay rent with bitcoins by having it paid by someone else with a check, credit card or Paypal.  

The unique qualities of bitcoin over other assets are gathering the attention of millions of people around the world. The ability of transacting securely, in a decentralized peer-to-peer manner to anywhere is something people are falling in love with.

Brawker offers one of the easiest ways to become part of this growing friendly network of users.

Personal experience:

As a bitcoiner I personally used Brawker for two purchases. The website is very simple and easy to use.

It has all the basic functionality that you would expect and provides a direct and easy connection with the likely new bitcoiners. Both times were very pleasant. It feels great to be able to use my bitcoins to get anything online while at the same time giving the opportunity to new members to participate in this wonderful ecosystem. The Brawker website can also work as a hot wallet for online purchases of any kind since apart from giving you the ability to order anything online anytime and buy bitcoins it also gives the user the opportunity to send BTC to any address.

Cheers to the Brawker team for a great platform!

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Marco Pineda

Marco Pineda

Marco covers topics aimed directly at spreading knowledge of and supporting the growth of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, health and tech. Marco is also a Lifeboat Foundation New Monetary Systems Advisory Board Member. Follow him on twitter: @marcoapineda13