Can I Buy Iraqi Dinar With Bitcoin? August 23 2017

Can I Purchase Iraqi Dinar With Bitcoin? 

As Bitcoin seems to continue to gain mainstream acceptance and become more widely known about and used we've been fielding more and more questions regarding whether Iraqi Dinar can be purchased with Bitcoin.

What is Bitcoin?

Okay, so we'll assume most of you are at least familiar with the term and vaguely familiar with the concept. Bitcoin is a digital currency or cryptocurrency based upon a mathematical formula. It's a decentralized currency not controlled or created by a central government or central bank. The proponents of Bitcoin say this is a good thing as money can't be printed out of thin air. There's a finite amount which in the case of Bitcoin happens to be 21 Million.

While some people say it's fake internet money and compare it to the Beanie Baby or Tulip crazes of the past, Wall Street and even the formal banking system is beginning to adop both Bitcoin as well as the blockchain technology it runs on. 

Overstock.Com accepts Bitcoin as well as over 40 other major altcoins or alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin. 

Cut to the Chase, Can I Buy Dinar with Bitcoin?

While we have been seeing increased interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a payment method, at this time we are not yet offering Bitcoins as a payment method to purchase Iraqi Dinar and other banknotes.

Due to the nature of our industry both banking relationships as well as payment processing relationships are unique and are industry has unique challenges. Mainly due to this, as well as due to additional compliance challenges cryptocurrency brings, at this time unfortunately we are not able to accept Bitcoin as payment. 

We checked to see if any other sites or any of our competitors are accepting Bitcoin and again at this time it doesn't seem like they are.

Make Sure You Deal With Trusted Sellers

Through our research we did find one particular seller accepting Bitcoin for the purchase of the of the banknotes we sell, and while we wont' call them out by name, this seller is from all reports a scammer. 

This brings up an interesting point and an interesting challenge. Bitcoin payments or transfers are not reversible. Unlike traditional credit or debit card payments where if you order something and it's not delivered your credit card company or bank will help you recover your funds, with Bitcoin there is no chargebacks nor is there any central authority who can help you. With Bitcoin you are your own bank and with great freedom comes great responsibility. 

The reason we mention this is if you use Bitcoin, make sure you research who your buying from as well as that you trust the seller because there is no getsies backsies. 


Where Can I Buy Bitcoin? 

Okay so with all this talk of Bitcoin maybe you're curious about it. There are a number of services and exchanges you can purchase Bitcoin from. Probably the most common one for new people entering the market is Coinbase. Coinbase is a federally and state regulated exchange who is bonded and insured. They are one of the few if not the only exchange which to date hasn't been hacked. They make the process of purchasing Bitcoins very simple and easy. You can buy with a credit card, debit card, or an ACH bank transfer which can be initiated through the site. Coinbase also offers 2FA authentication which helps to keep your account even more secure. Coinbase does a great job of providing a seemless user friendly interface and offers an easy way to get into Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

There are other exchanges, as well as peer to peer services like LocalBitcoins and Craigslist which allow you to purchase from individuals, however typicallyl at a bit of a markup, and a new user could easily be taken advantage of. 


Wrapping Up

While we don't currently offer Bitcoins as a form of payment, we are a bit more convenient than many other sellers in our space. We are one of the few sellers who accept credit and debit card payments in addition to the bankwires, cashiers checks and money orders accepted by many of our competitors.