Let’s get that out of the way: Thanksgiving is a midsize holiday. Turkey? It’s good. Pressured to say thank you? For sure. The intense cultural legacy of American myth-making? It’s all here! Root vegetables are good, and Thanksgiving provides a good excuse to consume in large quantities, but they’re not enough to cash in the rest of the day.
And then there’s Black Friday, which for many is the light at the end of the tunnel – a kind of reward for surviving Thanksgiving – though it comes with its own challenges. Even without a pandemic, there is a risk of death on Black Friday not equal to zero at many large retailers; Shopping online is a great option if you don’t want to be trampled or if you prefer to contract COVID-19.
But there is good news for the trample aversion and for the non-Americans who are shaking their heads at this whole exhibit – the cryptocurrency world is already underway, and Black Friday is likely a good time to take advantage of its deals.
This is not a sponsored post, but we’ve rounded up some of these offers below.
TradingView is chart analysis service offer 60% off your first month of Premium Membership, the most expensive of the three paid subscriptions; The company also offers 40% off Pro (the lowest tier) and 50% off Pro + (the middle tier).
Binance is running two actionsThe first of these concerns new users: when you register for a new account on the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, you have the option to buy up to $ 1,000 bitcoin at half price. The company claims to have selected 40 winners and the funding period ends on December 4th.
The second promotion Aimed at people who already have a Binance account, it essentially asks you to spend a lot of money on exchanges to either earn Bitcoin or buy Bitcoin at a 20% discount. Binance was half-heartedly trying to boot its US users for a while now, but if you still have an account it is something to consider.
Ledger, a company that makes physical “wallets” for crypto assets, has offers on the Ledger Nano S – hardware for storing and managing crypto – and the Ledger Nano X, a more luxurious version of the same product.
In order not to be outdone, Trezor, a Ledger competitor, lowered Prices on some of its hardware wallets up to 20%.
Shift Crypto is another company that makes physical drives for storing crypto. it offers deals on bundles as well as on individual purses.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been a hot commodity this year. They are unique, non-reproducible blockchain tokens and come in the form of things like collectibles and digital art. SuperRare, a platform and marketplace for NFT artwork, is up for auction three new pieces by Jon Noorlander, a 3D animator.
We’re not including these because we think you should buy them, but because we should all take a moment to consider the fact that they exist.
Blockchain kicks sells shoes that look very similar to Vans with coin logos. This grotesque Bitcoin high tops will run you $ 135. These Ripple / XRP shoes sell for a cool $ 125, and we’re just assuming the company has gotten permission for the brand.
Get a 15% discount on everything in a store called with the promo code BLACKFRIDAY Layer one. (The slogan is “The Bitcoin Store of Value”. I get it!) Available items include shirts with slogans like “Stacking Sats” and “Embrace Volatility”. Also on offer: a tank top that is, “censorship-resistant free speech money.”
And here is one crazy bitcoin pashmina from a company called Mypashmina.
Yes, ours isn’t the only roundup in town. The digital payment service Bitpay has a decent one List of places where you can spend cryptoThese include Ace Jewelers ($ 13,000, anyone?) And Blocklete Games, a company that makes a blockchain golf video game. You can also Use Bitpay to pay with crypto at Belliani, a furniture market with Black Friday discounts on everything from hot tubs to Christmas decorations.
Bitcoin Black Friday was originally a passion project by developer Jon Holmquist, who created the website in 2012 and closed it last year, saying he “fell in love with using Bitcoin as a means of payment for consumers.” The site returns this year under the auspices of Bitcoin MagazineAggregation of offers for Bitcoin-related products like the Bitcoin pashmina mentioned above (it’s unclear if you can actually pay for this in Bitcoin).
The site is definitely pushing some questionable products (under no circumstances should you buy them Mark McCloskey T-shirts), but with enough viewing you can get to the good stuff.
Bitcoin prices go up and down, but vacation shopping is forever.