ATLANTA — November 25, 2013 — BitPay has launched a new global bitcoin directory which features many of the world's greatest bitcoin-accepting merchants.

Shoppers looking for everyday goods and services or unique gifts will find a wide variety of places to spend their bitcoin in the bitcoin directory.

"We are often asked where to spend bitcoin, and this global directory allows bitcoin merchants around the world to get discovered," says 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 to add merchants."

The directory gives bitcoin users access to thousands of businesses and charities that now accept bitcoin. Some of the most popular categories include Web and IT Services, Electronics and Precious Metals. BitPay has also included a Travel and Tourism section for bitcoiners looking to plan their next vacation and a search feature that shows them where to spend bitcoins with local merchants.