Today I went to visit 21 merchants which are located inside a commercial center in Caracas, according to the marcocoino.bitcoin.com website.
As we recently updated the content of bmap.cash I had to go and investigate on the content of all the other maps available including marcocoino.
With bitcoinmap.cash we are now delivering you 500+ (CONFIRMED & VERIFIED) Restaurants, Bars, Supermarkets, Hotels and Spas worldwide accepting BCH and DASH!
I found exactly five out of the supposedly 21 merchants, which actually had the bitcoin.com sticker on their window and I got to talk to most of the managers.
None of them was able to take my BCH, ALL of them told me they do not know how to use the wallet...
This was my third day, trying to to find merchants using marcocoino.
On the first attempt I visited five BCH places of which two didnt exist and three of them didnt know how to use the wallet. The second attempt one of them accepted.
Marco Coino is proudly presenting 200+ merchants in Caracas, Venezuela, but most of that data is fake, I wonder if bitcoin.com knows about that fact and if they manually confirm the data coming in???
I found several places on the Map that are sooo close together that you can not see the pin... There are spots containing supposedly 3,5, or 8 merchants... but as I investigated there were only 5 real merchants out of 21 in total!!! So these pins are definitely fake and maybe you got tricked by one of your promoters like the DASH DAO got tricked by their promoters a year ago doing the same job? DASH has also (still) so many fake or outdated pins on their map, that is a real issue and users would benefit if all parties would be so honest to remove them as fast as possible!!
Making a promotion campaign is something different to actually training and making test purchases and making sure that customers can make a purchase at all times. I have on-boarded 50-60 merchants myself worldwide and I know how much training each employee needs until they really get it.
It is an absolute naked lie that 200+ merchants around Caracas, Venezuela are accepting BCH while approximately only 5-10% of them do! Just by putting the sticker on the door they do not learn how to use the wallet!
DASH is growing so fast in Colombia now, they have a real strategy for several months already... in my opinion the race is lost if nothing changes drastically... DASH strategy is much more focused on real world adoption.
A real adoption strategy based on using ANYPAY with 10% CASHBACK is the only thing that I can imagine that could possibly keep up with the pace DASH is growing!!!
DASH adoption is so huge here in South America already (2000+ merchants), a single-coin strategy makes no sense to the merchant, but if we offer to the DASH merchants to install ANYPAY to integrate BCH with 10% CASHBACK to attract more customers... that would be a game changer... CASHBACK is such a huge incentive to use it!
The future is multi-coin and the sooner we accept that the sooner we will be on the right path to full adoption and then the consumers can choose which coin they like most, it will be that way and all the resistance trying to push a single coin strategy is inefficiently invested energy.
A multi-coin environment is beneficial to make sure that at least one of the free coins makes the race against the threat that the market will be controlled by some Ripple or Stablecoin scam in the future!!!
I actually on-boarded 2 of these merchants which were left with questions and I answered them all their questions (which is so important), we installed the Coinomi Wallet, we practiced sending and receiving both BCH and DASH, then we installed them our *new* Coinector Android App which offers an easy on-boarding process in 7 languages:
then we installed them the ANYPAY POS so that all the future Satoshis will get 10% Cashback for BCH and DASH payments!
If you do not know about that program check:
They do need BCH donations urgently, so that people are incentivized to use BCH over DASH!!!
They have returned 57.63 DASH (5000-10000 USD) as Cashback so far!!
And they have returned only: 0.38 BCH!!!
Because most of the people in the real world on the street are using DASH!!!
BCH can keep up with DASH if BCH adopts a similar cashback strategy
or if the BCH community (bitcoin.com) starts funding the ANYPAY cashback pot to make it simple!!
ANYPAY has been funded by the DASH treasury before and is receiving constant donations from the DASH community.
They have 200+ merchants worldwide, that is quite some amount if you realize that the whole adoption of BCH is at around 500-1000 total.
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