BitPay has launched a new global bitcoin directory, which features many of the world's bitcoin-accepting merchants.

One of the merchants listed is Takeaway.com, a food delivery service in Europe. Takeaway accepts bitcoin for ordering through its more than 30,000 restaurants in England, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.

"We are often asked where to spend bitcoins and this global directory allows bitcoin merchants around the world to get discovered," said Tony Gallippi, BitPay co-founder and CEO. "With this service we will be linking over 5 million bitcoin users with merchants and we will continue adding more merchants."

According to a news release, bitcoins give merchants a way to decrease the amount of online fraud and subsequent chargebacks that come with accepting traditional credit cards.

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  • Mark Damico
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    Today I was able to get my first Bitcoin. Needless to say I almost lost over $1,000 when trying to buy one off eBay, so please do yourselves a favor and do not buy Bitcoins or any other virtual currencies using Paypal/eBay, as Paypal do not protect buyers when ordering virtual items. I recommend buying your BTCs from one of the top sellers, even if it will cost more, but that way you know for sure that you will get your Bitcoins. I really hope that it keeps going like some people are claiming it will. Thankfully I didn't pay for it, a site called FreeBitcoinsWorld.com is giving out 1BTC, as of now that is more than $800.
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