This week, Blockchain.info announced the release of their updated Android wallet, allowing bitcoin users easy access to their bitcoin funds.
The first and perhaps most prominent change is that there’s a new menu which can be toggled from the top left (three bars). Users are presented with the following options: Merchant Directory, Address Book, Price & Charts, Wallet Settings.
The Merchant Directory in particular is a great feature, allowing users to find businesses in their area that are bitcoin-friendly. These include retail stores, restaurants, bars, and so forth (an excuse to spend your bitcoin, really).
Other menu items are pretty much self-explanatory, but while on the topic of the Merchant Directory, that brings me to the next feature outlined by the Blockchain team, dubbed Suggest a Merchant.
You’ve probably already guessed what the Suggest a Merchant feature does. If there’s still some confusion, it’s an area of the app that allows you, the user, to suggest a merchant to be added to the Blockchain Merchant Directory. This is, of course, dependent on whether or not that merchant accepts bitcoin — so if they don’t, don’t bother.
So there you have it. If you would like more information on the app, you can view it on the Google Play Store.