After receiving a lot of feedback from users, the people behind Coinmap have finally decided to bring in Coinmap 2.0 for users. It is indeed interesting to note that despite its popularity the website has never really changed, and had a very clunky user experience, making it frustrating to use and ugly to look at, the latest change is being welcomed.
Nonetheless, it has come to notice that with the release of Coinmap 2.0 by Satoshi Labs, an umbrella company for several Bitcoin businesses, users will be able to access features like a heat map of Bitcoin businesses when zoomed out, and individual merchants when zoomed in closer. These features are expected to help the users have access to right information needed.
Moreover, as the new update comes with a total revamp of the website’s design and functionality, the owners of the website claim that whereas the old website was a simple hack of OpenStreetMap, the new website has been rebuilt to have a sleek and modern design; it features a heat map of Bitcoin businesses when zoomed out.
Additionally, as the owners have also added numerous new features, including reviews and a search tool, the customers will have better experience while using the website. Nonetheless, following the new update people can give businesses a rating of 1-5 stars, as well as add comments to the merchant’s map profile.
Coinmap also informs that merchants don’t need to make an account at OpenStreetMap to post or edit their business on the map, which is now optimized for mobile devices. However, those who have accessed to the website claim that perhaps, the biggest feature is the new search capability which has been added to help users.
Over 6,500 Bitcoin accepting businesses
Before the new feature for search was added, users could not search for businesses, now they can do so with text or through categories, such as nightlife, restaurants, and cafe. Apart from this feature, users can also find and search for Bitcoin ATMs; thus, they can easily buy or sell Bitcoin using the latest features available at Coinmap.
Last but not the least, with new accounts people are able to ‘like’ businesses which then show up in a column of their profile, working as a bookmark for your favorite Bitcoin businesses. Nonetheless, the future of Coinmap looks bright, and currently boasts over 6,500 Bitcoin accepting businesses.
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