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This article was published on February 14, 2014

Coinmap plots Bitcoin-friendly retails stores around the world

Coinmap plots Bitcoin-friendly retails stores around the world
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

If you’re a stakeholder in Bitcoin, or just a curious observer like me, then you’ll be interested to learn about Coinmap.

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The project aims to map (or, at least, help map) physical retailers that accept Bitcoin and fellow virtual currency Litecoin. It uses Open Street Map data, which allows users and shop owners to easily add new venues — as is explained at the base of the map.

It’s been going a while now — it was ‘announced’ in a Bitcointalk.org forum thread last April — but the idea seems to have gathered some momentum this week. If nothing else, it is an interesting indicator of the take-up that Bitcoin enjoys worldwide.

➤ Coinmap

Thumbnail image via Zach Copley / Flickr