If you’ve ever wondered whether any of your favorite businesses accept bitcoin, now it is easier than ever to figure out. According to the bitcoin Reddit community, Yelp, a business review site, specifies if a business accepts bitcoin or not.
Yelp Bitcoin Option
Owners can now indicate if their businesses welcomes bitcoin payments through Yelp’s website. Yelp took to their blog to officially share the news:
“We’re hopeful the introduction of the Bitcoin attribute will provide yet another way for consumers to connect with great local businesses.”
The business review site offers a questionnaire that pinpoints which features the business offers. Some features include whether or not a business delivers, sells alcohol, has free WiFi and which payment options are accepted. Each question is answered by business owners with a simple yes or no in a checklist format.
The questionnaire’s answers reflect on an owner’s business page under the “More business info” section.
Yelp’s new feature will not only help spread bitcoin awareness, but allows bitcoiners a single platform to research businesses they’d like to spend their bitcoins on.
Additionally, owners posting business information on the site may find the bitcoin option as a gateway to introducing it into their own business. By seeing the option and not knowing what it is, owners may be inclined to research bitcoin. This could lead them in becoming a part of the bitcoin community.
Yelp may definitely be a game changer for bitcoin supplementing businesses and new businesses alike.
One business that has recently taken to welcoming digital currencies is P4D, the largest courier service based out of the United Kingdom.
With the help of a site like Yelp, more businesses that use bitcoin may soon be popping up. P4D keeps prices lower than its competitors, and with bitcoin, it can keep prices at a minimum, as transaction fees are almost non-existent.
By conforming to the bitcoin system, businesses can not only gather a broader customer base worldwide, but it can also save people money on processing fees.
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