Amazon, Apple, and Airlines – Check Out These Bitcoin Props for 2020

| January 7, 2020 8:44 am PDT

Will Amazon and Apple accept Bitcoin as payment methods in 2020? How about major US airlines? Will professional athletes be paid in the cryptocurrency this year?

There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to some of the best Bitcoin prop bets, but before I get down to business, I would like to wish Bitcoin a happy 10th birthday. The world’s foremost cryptocurrency is now approaching puberty, which is the last thing any of us need.

And before you start snorting at the screen, that was clearly a joke. A very unfunny one, but a joke nonetheless.

Speaking of jokes, there have been plenty of laughs had over the years where Bitcoin is concerned. While some early advocates of the digital currency have made a stupid amount of cash from it, others haven’t been so lucky.

A brainchild of the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin continues to fascinate and repulse in equal measure. But there is no doubt that its presence will be felt for the foreseeable future, regardless of how you feel about it.

So much so that we could see Bitcoin become more widely used in the 2020s. Aside from Bitcoin betting sites and a number of online and offline stores providing cryptocurrency users with the opportunity to pay with Bitcoin, we could see a huge upturn in those using the digital currency.

And, of course, organizations willing to give in and use Bitcoin as a viable method of payment.

I have some pretty cool Bitcoin prop bets courtesy of Bovada here for you to take a look at today. If you like the look of any of them, you could effectively use Bitcoin to bet on Bitcoin prop bets.

Which would be so 2020.

Anyway. Let’s start these Bitcoin prop bets for 2020 with airlines (because everyone clearly loves them).

Which Will Be the First US-Based Airline to Accept Bitcoin?

American Airlines Group +150
United Airlines +250
Delta Air Lines +350
Southwest Airlines +350

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman?

Nope, it’s the first US-based airline to accept payments in Bitcoin. The only problem is that, in order to make out which one it is from the big four above, you need a crystal ball.

In other words, that’s up to you to guess.

According to Bovada, American Airlines Group looks the most likely of these specific companies to accept direct payment from Bitcoin. You can get odds of +150 with the favorite in this Bitcoin betting market.

The second favorite is United Airlines at odds of +250, with Delta Airlines and Southwest at +350.

United Airlines has given little away about any desire to use Bitcoin in the future, but Delta is reportedly looking to overhaul its loyalty program with “SkyMirage,” which is based on Ethereum.

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly once dismissed any notions of moving towards cryptocurrency, claiming “the way our monetary systems work today are pretty efficient.”

Yeah. So don’t expect Southwest to be first to the table.

As it stands, I would be tempted to go with United Airlines here.

Pick
  • United Airlines
    +250

Which of the Following Leagues Will Have the First Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin?

NFL +175
NBA +250
NHL +250
MLB +400

If technology and pro sports go hand in hand, it should be surprising for us all to learn that no players have been paid in Bitcoin. Yet.

I don’t think this will be the case for much longer, though.

In fact, I expect one of the United States’ major pro sports leagues to confirm that they are paying a player in Bitcoin soon enough. And it wouldn’t shock me if that announcement was made in 2020.

But who will that player be, and what league will they be playing in?

In my humble opinion, I think the NFL at odds of +175 is the way to go here. If you think about the news relating to both Buffalo Bills’ Matt Barkley and Los Angeles Chargers’ Russell Okung requesting to be paid in Bitcoin, that should matter.

While both guys were unsuccessful when requesting to be paid through the cryptocurrency, it will only be a matter of time before they do. The NFL, like any other major league, will have pondered about using Bitcoin.

You only have to look at how advanced the Sacramento Kings have been when using Bitcoin. If you aren’t already aware, the Kings allow fans to use the digital currency to purchase tickets and merch.

But selling tickets and replica shirts and paying a player in Bitcoin are two completely different things.

Any franchise willing to pay a player in BTC will first need to iron out numerous potential issues around fluctuating value and the like.

But if it’s going to happen, I think the NFL is the franchise to go with in this market.

Pick
  • NFL
    +175

Who Will Be the Next Major Car Manufacturer to Accept Bitcoin?

Ferrari +100
Honda +400
Nissan +400
GM +500
Ford +1000

Ferrari’s odds to be the next major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin have dropped to EVEN since December.

The Italian giant is seen as a convincing favorite to outdo the likes of Honda (+400), Nissan (+400), GM (+500), and Ford (+1000) when it comes to the use of the popular cryptocurrency.

This is despite Honda and General Motors (GM) joining in a blockchain security measure project in 2019.

With the likes of Tesla and BMW already acclimated to the world of Bitcoin, it looks highly likely that others will continue to follow suit. Honda and GM certainly look like they are dipping their toes into the water, so is it feasible to assume that they would go all the way in?

Japanese-based manufacturer Honda is a good bet here at +400. The Japanese are still obsessed with Bitcoin, and I can’t see that changing at any point in the future.

Pick
  • Honda
    +400

Will Amazon.com Implement Bitcoin as a Payment Method Before 2021?

Yes +300
No -500

Amazon.com will not accept Bitcoin payments before 2021.

Sure, the Amazon company has shown an eagerness towards the use of cryptocurrencies — with Whole Foods allowing customers to pay this way — but don’t expect Amazon.com to follow suit.

Pick
  • No
    -500

Will Apple Accept Payments in Bitcoin Before 2021?

Yes +350
No -600

I don’t think Apple will be making any major strides towards Bitcoin payments before 2021 either.

The multinational company has confirmed that its Apple Card cannot be used to purchase cryptocurrency. Given their reputation for being control freaks, I can’t see them changing direction before the end of next year.

Pick
  • No
    -600

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. Some pretty cool Bitcoin prop bets for you to feast your eyes on.

In 2020, we are sure to see Bitcoin play a major part in the way we pay, but will any of the companies/franchises above change their policies with regard to the currency?

Who knows? It should be fun finding out, though.

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA and boxing.

A self-confessed sports fanatic, when Adam is not watching and writing about rugby, soccer, Gaelic Games, and F1, he can often be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a big fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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