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Bitcoin is a payment system which uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. It is sometimes considered a form of currency or "crypto-currency".


The OpenStreetMap project also accepts bitcoin donations


Bitcoin tagging for businesses/nodes has been discussed on the tagging mailing list but maybe not yet voted on:


For more complex payment situations, please add additional information using the description:payment=* tag. If possible provide an english translation using description:payment:en=*.


  • currency:XBT=yes Bitcoins are accepted/dispensed.
  • currency:XBT=no Bitcoins are not accepted/dispensed.
  • currency:others=no Add this tag if all accepted/dispensed currencies have been added to the feature, all other currencies which have not been explicitly tagged are treated as "not accepted".

Please use currency:XBT=* instead of currency:BTC=*. In fact "XBT" is ISO 4217 compliant. Do not use currency=bitcoin.

Maps / Apps / Listings


  1. 1.0 1.1 Janko, 'payment:website:bitcoin=yes,payment:bitcoin=yes',Wed Aug 13 12:20:53 UTC 2014
  2. Anita, 'payment:website:bitcoin=yes',Wed Aug 13 11:57:43 UTC 2014