At the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, FL. Strike CEO Jack Mallers announced that Strike teamed up with NCR, Spotify and Blackhawk to bring instant Bitcoin payments to most retailers on the Lightening Network. Click here to read more.
The blockchain can be used to settle accounts in Bitcoin, but pay the retailer in dollars. The transaction is instant and will incentivize major retailers to own Bitcoin. Below is a partial list of the kind of retailers that will offer this now: