Recall that in the past few weeks, Mycelium came on the spot with an interesting new feature called Local Trader.
Now, in case you’re not familiar with Local Trader, I’ll try to put this simply. Essentially, the wallet application (which is extremely popular, mind you) allows users to buy or sell bitcoins with other Mycelium users.
Sellers post ads, and nearby buyers can communicate with those sellers in order to meet up and make the transaction happen.
The concept is great, and so far, user response to the feature has been mostly positive.
Adding another level of convenience, Mycelium will now show you Local Traders on a map around the world.
It’s done as an overlay on a Google Map — allowing you to see traders in your neighborhood or in a nearby town.
Not only that, this map is especially useful if you’re planning to travel. One can zoom in to the location to which they are traveling and get a good ideas as to how many (or if there are any) traders are in the area.
By my scan of the map, the areas with most traders are just those you would expect — the east and west coast of the United States. Also heavy with users: Europe.
Take a look for yourself [link].