Community-Run Directory Surpasses 1000 BCH-Accepting Merchants
The number of merchants accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) is growing. According to a community-curated website, there are over 1,000 BCH-accepting merchants, grouped into over 40 categories. The site also separately lists organizations that accept BCH donations.
Directory of 1061 Merchants
Accept Bitcoin Cash is a community-curated directory of merchants that accept BCH. It currently lists 1,061 merchants as accepting bitcoin cash for products and services and 61 organizations as accepting BCH donations.
The main directory has 1,039 BCH-accepting merchants, divided into 41 categories such as accommodation, art & design, banking, cloud computing, communication, crowdfunding, crypto exchanges, developer, domains, education, entertainment, food, gambling, gaming, IoT, legal, mining, payments, and security.
Organizations that accept crypto donations and merchants offering adult products or services are listed separately. Under the “Donations” tab, there are five categories consisting of 67 organizations, 61 of which accept BCH donations. The “Adult” tab has three categories comprising 57 businesses, 22 of which accept BCH.
Merchants can be searched by name or browsed by category. Since the directory includes some businesses that accept other cryptocurrencies, site visitors can filter the listings to only show those accepting bitcoin cash.
“This is an open source project which accepts submissions from the general community,” the project’s Github page describes. The site charges no fees and the team behind the initiative has clarified that they “do not endorse nor confirm the legitimacy of any of the sites/merchants linked to on this site.” They further noted, “While we try our best to verify the information submitted, it’s possible that we may miss something.” The site has a form for any visitor to submit a request for a merchant be added to the directory.
The team additionally explained that their goal is to build a directory “with a comprehensive list of sites that accept or support bitcoin cash, as well as bitcoin (legacy),” emphasizing that “Our hope is to connect consumers and merchants, while spreading awareness and promoting global adoption of bitcoin cash.”
Bitcoin Cash Adoption Growing
The Accept Bitcoin Cash website also features a handy page that shows adoption statistics from all of its listings. Currently, 56 percent of all merchants listed in the main directory accept BCH, which is 1,039 out of 1,848. Meanwhile, 67 organizations accept crypto donations, 91 percent of which accept BCH donations. Furthermore, 90 percent of the websites that accept BTC also accept BCH, which is 982 out of 1,091.
Last month news.Bitcoin.com reported that BCH merchant acceptance is thriving in three regions. Since then, more BCH-accepting merchants have been added in those regions, according to data from Marco Coino.
Slovenia, a central European country, is in the lead globally with 257 merchants accepting bitcoin cash within its borders, 105 of which are located in the capital city’s shopping district known as Bitcoin City. There are also crypto-dispensing ATMs located throughout the premises. Australian state Queensland comes in second with 104 merchants while 61 are located in Japan.
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