Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 Listings

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 Listings

Emerging Markets

Over the last year bitcoin cash adoption has been thriving and in certain regions, BCH merchants are spreading like wildfire. Thanks to a slew of cryptocurrency payment processors and people pressing for adoption there are thousands of BCH accepting merchants these days. One application called Marco Coino helps bitcoiners find BCH brick-and-mortar retailers on a global map and the platform now hosts over 500 known merchants.

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Finding Brick-and-Mortar Bitcoin Cash Merchants With Marco Coino

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 ListingsGetting merchants to accept bitcoin cash (BCH) and spreading global adoption is a big deal to a lot of digital asset proponents. For a while now, many retailers have been turned on to BCH because of enthusiasts spreading adoption, low fees, fast settlement and there’s also been a variety of payment processors helping progress the cause. With all the BCH accepting merchants popping up, one application called Marco Coino provides people with the means to find nearby merchants that accept bitcoin cash. The platform has been around for a few months now and has been steadily gaining more listings nearly every day. At the time of publication, there are 504 BCH accepting merchants located on the Marco Coino global map.

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 ListingsMarco Coino can be viewed in both ‘map’ and ‘satellite’ settings.

The Marco Coino application is available for mobile phones using Android and iOS and the platform has a desktop version as well. The desktop version explains the project is focused on “helping Bitcoin Cash become the global, instant, practically free payment network for everyday use by everyone around the world.” The Marco Coino map of the world can be viewed in ‘map’ or ‘satellite’ mode, but in order for the platform to use the user’s specific location, the owner has to approve the permissions using the operating system’s location services.

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 ListingsUsers can submit a merchant to be added to the Marco Coino listings.

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Shines in Slovenia, Columbia, North Queensland, and Japan

Right now there are strong concentrations of merchants in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and many countries in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Looking closer at the global map, people can see there are even more concentrated areas in places like Japan, North Queensland, Columbia, the east and west coasts of the United States, and a ton of merchants in Slovenia. In addition to the merchant map, Marco Coino users can also submit a specific retailer to be listed on the platform so users can easily find the location. The platform also has linking abilities where links can be tied to locations and places in Marco Coino.

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Directory Marco Coino Surpasses 500 ListingsSome of the most concentrated areas of BCH merchants worldwide include Japan, North Queensland, Columbia, and Slovenia.

The Marco Coino bitcoin cash merchant directory is very helpful when searching for physical locations that accept BCH for goods and services. The application’s list of merchants is regularly updated and users can literally see new merchants popping up in great number. The creator of Marco Coino, Brendon Duncan, explained to news.Bitcoin.com that most of the recent growth has stemmed from Slovenia and Colombia.

What do you think about the Marco Coino bitcoin cash merchant directory? Let us know your thoughts about this subject in the comments section below.


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New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch

Wallets

There’s a new bitcoin cash wallet under construction called Qart, a light client that provides the ability to create human-recognizable QR codes using any image. The wallet is currently available for Android devices in its beta phase, but users can experiment with the application before the official launch.

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Qart Personalizes QR Codes for Bitcoin Cash

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchKim Jinyrul is a developer from South Korea who recently published the beta version of a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet that offers the ability to modify address QR codes. Jinyrul thinks that QR code technology used in traditional cryptocurrency wallets needs to change so they become more recognizable and personal to the owner. Qart wallet was created to offer this feature to bitcoin cash users and the platform’s addresses can be tied to a customized QR code with a picture of anything the user desires. In a recent interview with the blogger Jared Schlar, the Qart wallet developer explained that the idea was conceived so people can recognize which wallet is theirs by identifying the pictures attached to them.

“As you know, a person can not see any information by just looking at a QR code. I thought it would be more interesting and meaningful to share QR if it could show the personality of the owner,” Jinyrul detailed in his interview with Schlar.

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchThe main account and settings section on Qart wallet.

Experimenting With Qart’s Beta Software

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchAfter reading about the Qart wallet, news.Bitcoin.com decided to test the BCH client and made a few custom and recognizable QR codes. The wallet is currently available on the Google Play store for Android mobile devices and tablets, but the Google store warns the app is “unreleased.” This means the platform is still in its beta phase, but can still be downloaded and tested. After opening the platform, the user must agree to a disclaimer. The statement explains the wallet needs to be backed up as it is a non-custodial client and also details the app is still in its nascent stages.

The wallet then creates a BCH wallet, which takes about 30 seconds, and the user is granted access to the first account. Like many other wallets out there, the Qart client syncs with the Bitcoin Cash chain in order to identify transactions. This process took about eight minutes to complete and subsequently less time after the first connection. The Qart wallet is very simple looking and akin to other BCH wallets like the Handcash and Cashpay platforms.

After backing up the seed phrase and observing the main account, there is a little editor pencil on the top right-hand side of the screen. This pencil tab allows you to create a custom QR code for any address on the wallet and many different addresses can be generated. At first, the wallet supplies the address with a generic bitcoin cash QR code, which can also be tethered to the wallet’s addresses. If the user wants to upload a custom image, they simply press the editor pencil and upload a fresh picture. The Qart wallet needs permission to access device files and the camera in order to execute this process.

New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal TouchExperimenting with Qart’s beta wallet and creating a few customized QR codes.

BCH Developers Are Using Handles and Recognizable QR Codes to Entice the Masses

Pictures can be cropped and the amount of QR code pixels can be chosen as well for a variety of different looks. After saving the custom QR codes, the user can share them online through the wallet or save the image for another use case. After making a few Banksy-esque QR codes, the images were tested with the Bitcoin.com Wallet and the codes scanned without error.

There’s been a lot of innovation in this regard, with BCH wallets using unique ways to make the software more friendly to mainstream users. Many of these concepts are using handles or names tied to a wallet’s protocol instead of using long alphanumeric addresses. Human recognizable QR codes definitely add a personal touch and provide a unique way of identifying BCH addresses.

What do you think about the Qart wallet? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Images via Qart wallet, Banksy art, and Jamie Redman.


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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Turned Sell on Rallies Near $440

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price declined further and traded close to the $420 support level against the US Dollar.
  • There is a new bearish trend line in place with resistance near $435 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is likely to face a lot of selling interest if it trades towards $440 or $450.

Bitcoin cash price is back in a bearish zone below $450 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD could continue to face a lot of selling interest near the $440-450 zone.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis

Yesterday, there was a minor upside move above the $440 level in bitcoin cash price against the US Dollar. The BCH/USD pair traded close to the $450 level, but it failed to gain momentum. A high was formed around $449 and later the price moved south. It fell below the $440 level and broke the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price extended declines and traded close to the $420 support area.

A new weekly low was formed at $423 and later the price recovered. It corrected above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $449 high to $423 low. However, there are many resistances near the $435 and $440 levels. There is also a new bearish trend line in place with resistance near $435 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair. Above the trend line, the next major resistance is near $440. It also coincides with the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $449 high to $423 low.

Looking at the chart, BCH price is currently in a bearish zone below $450. As long as there is no close above $440 and $450, sellers remain in charge.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD for BCH/USD may slowly move into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BCH/USD is currently around the 40 level.

Major Support Level – $420

Major Resistance Level – $440

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