The "Google Maps" Of Bitcoin Has Arrived

Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The past several weeks have seen the emergence of several innovative and user friendly websites related to Bitcoin specifically, and crypto-currencies generally. The first was FiatLeak.com, which shows the amount of BTC purchased and where in the world those purchases take place in real time. Then we saw CoinMarketcap.com, which calculates and ranks the ever-changing market caps of the more than forty virtual currencies being traded out there.

Now something else has been brought to my attention. It is very different, but just as cool and potentially much more useful. The site is CoinMap.org and it serves as a sort of Google Maps for Bitcoin. The site attempts to plot the various brick and mortar retail locations across the globe that accept BTC. When you see your target area you just zoom in and it will give you a closer view of the city in your crosshairs and the name and website of the businesses in question.

It looks like this (click on the map to get to the site).

 

According to Coindesk, this site was only showing 552 on the chart as of early November. With 1,397 on the map right now, you can clearly see the incredible growth dynamic happening in the Bitcoin economy. Sadly and somewhat surprisingly, there are none in Boulder but I am hopeful that will change very shortly.

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