You might not know it, but there’s a special feature in every Blockchain Wallet that makes it effortless to find places nearby where you can spend your bitcoin and support the bitcoin community too. Wherever you are, the Blockchain Merchant Map is easily accessible and provides you with a verified list of merchants. That’s right, we check in with every single one of our merchants to make sure they accept bitcoin. Find cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, bitcoin ATMs and more – all around the world!
This July, our new Android wallet launched as the first and only bitcoin wallet to include a built-in merchant directory. The purpose of our merchant directory is to not only make it easier for consumers to find products and services to buy with bitcoin, but to give bitcoin-accepting merchants a leg up and make it known they’re happy to accept bitcoin. Shortly after our strong Android re-launch, we made our return to the iOS store with an entirely new wallet, that also includes a directory for merchants. Earlier this month we showed you our merchant directory for our wallet on iOS. Both iOS and Android versions are quite similar, except for some minor differences.
It was just a few days ago that we excitedly announced the release of the Blockchain Wallet coming back to the App Store for iOS. It’s been a long time coming that many of you have been asking us, and Apple, about for several months. With the new update and release, we wanted to touch base with the community and highlight the Blockchain merchant directory. We feel this is a powerful tool in your bitcoin arsenal.