Moon, a startup with only three people, was able to create a new browser extension that will certainly be very helpful to people. According to the announcement made by the company, the new extension will let people use Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH) using the Lightning Network to make payments on Amazon.
The service, which is available for Google Chrome, Opera and Brave (but not Mozilla Firefox for now) solved one of the main issues with people who want to use crypto to make payments: the largest retailer in the world simply does not accept crypto.
It was to solve a huge pain for crypto users, was why the app was created. After you install the extension, the app will recognize you after logging into Amazon and put it’s own payment widget, together with the other payment options. Before accepting the transaction, you can see exactly how much crypto you are going to spend.
You can either use the Lightning Network to pay (because it is way faster than normal BTC wallets) or your Coinbase account. In any case, the company can quickly confirm that you sent the money and move on with the transactions.
The service works because Moon uses fiat currency to pay Amazon for you. The company then automatically updates the money without charging any fees.
At the moment, only people in the United States and Canada can use the service. However, it is expected that other countries will be able to use it soon. It was already announced that the product will be available in Europe soon. Unfortunately, it seems that the rest of the world will have to wait a little longer.