A Map of Places Where I Can Buy with Bitcoin
At the start of crypto’s journey, the idea of paying with BTC at McDonalds just like you would with a regular card would at most get you a chuckle. Today, it’s an undeniable reality. Where else can you pay with Bitcoins and what else could you get away with?
Probably one of the best-known maps around is Coinmap. You can quickly and easily find out where you can pay using crypto around the world for just about every type of thing under the sun.
Coinmap is an interactive map that allows you to search for stores and locations that accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This map makes it easy to locate retailers, merchants, restaurants, cafes, bars, and even airports, hotels, banks, and online stores that accept crypto.
You can find everything from online shopping websites to physical locations such as bars, restaurants, and retail outlets. Additionally, some locations also accept cryptocurrency credit cards and prepaid cards.
The map is continuously updated with new data from around the world so it can provide a more accurate picture of the current state of cryptocurrency acceptance. With this information, you can plan your travels, find places where you can shop using crypto, or simply see how widespread crypto payments have become.
Also, many traditional credit card providers now allow their customers to pay with crypto too. Visa and MasterCard both now offer cryptocurrency payment options on their respective networks. So if you're looking for an easier way to pay using digital currencies, credit cards may be the best option for you.
Finally, many major financial institutions like PayPal are now offering crypto-payment options too, meaning that users now have another way to access their funds and make purchases in a much faster and secure manner.
No matter which payment method you use when dealing with cryptos, Coinmap will help you find all the places where you can pay with any form of digital currency in one convenient place.
Don’t forget more local resources like Living Room Of Satoshi if your destination isn’t on the map.
Interestingly, most of the activity at the time being seems to be in and around Amsterdam.
There’s a convenient search function that allows to jump to your destination. For example, here’s what a search of the Canadian pastures brought us:
There appear to be much more Bitcoin-welcoming shops in the US and developed countries like France, while third-world countries understandably lag behind (but probably not for long).
We’ve rolled a penny and searched for Bitcoin ATMs and crypto-friendly corner shop owners in a random place, just for diversity’s sake, and found the whole of 2 places in St Petersburg that accept crypto. You guessed it, they sold vodka. But on a serious note, if you’re going to have an idea of how this map works and how to use it, bear in mind that colossal numbers of crypto deals happen in the grey and in the shadows.
This map is fairly representative, but you should probably factor in another 900% more users who didn’t want to be on the radar (as any hardcore crypto fan should).
Breaking news: check out Georgia’s latest crypto payment boom!
Georgia 🤝 Crypto payments#Binance Pay partners with https://t.co/ZdT64PEeK1, allowing users in the region to not only secure Wendy's with crypto but also spend at more than 600 other vendors, including major hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets.— Binance (@binance) February 28, 2023
Global crypto adoption 📈 pic.twitter.com/lLzrVPm3ge
Why buy with Bitcoin and not fiat currency?
The quick answer is: ✔ speed, ✔ the fact that your account can’t be blocked (unless you intertwine your destiny with a credit card dealer, which defeats the whole point of getting into crypto to begin with), and ✔ escaping the global banking cartel.
Is it even safe?
Crypto has actually shown to be far, far safer than classical banking wherein you pass on your credit card details on to 3-4 intermediaries and hope that their legacy systems, which hasn’t changed much since the 70s, will protect you from the ever-evolving and ever-growing army of hackers. And crypto isn’t used for crimes nearly as much as the dollar.
✗ Not that many places around the world actually accept crypto yet. But judging by how fast things are going, it won’t be long until what’s happening in Switzerland is happening everywhere.
✗ In order to stay safe on the Bitcoin network, you need to be really good at using this technology. DOnt send the wrong type of coins, don’t associate with the wrong people, do your research: it all matters.
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