Airbitz announces launch of Bitcoin business directory

Bitcoin startup Airbitz announced Monday that it had launched a new directory of business that accept Bitcoin.

 

In a statement posted on the company’s blog, CEO Paul Puey wrote, “Utilizing a powerful and carefully crafted search interface, the Airbitz Directory allows users to search for businesses by name, category, or description within their desired city, state/province, or country". Currently it is available in Texas, California, New York, and Hawaii.

 

Thus far, the directory features some 600-plus listings. We spoke with Puey on Tuesday to get his thoughts on this step for his company.

 

CoinTelegraph: What kind of impact do you expect your directory’s launch to have?

 

Puey: One of the things that I would like to say is that we aim to change the Bitcoin market by finally delivering easy-to-use products with great functionality. Our business directory is the first sample of what caliber products we aim to achieve. Finding merchants for people to spend Bitcoin has been a challenge up until now. We're convinced that easing this pain point will help spur Bitcoin adoption and support those merchants and our economy.

 

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