Meet the traveling Bitcoin ATM

Meet the traveling Bitcoin ATM

Early prototypes of ATMs dispensing Bitcoin first appeared about a year ago: put dollars in, and the machine will transfer you the equivalent amount in virtual currency, minus a fee. We first heard stories of such an ATM in Cyprus, then we saw two first generation models at the  Bitcoin 2013 convention in May. At Def Con, we glimpsed one  in the form of a briefcase that accepted physical coins and printed out a QR code to redeem the digital ones. More ATM-like Bitcoin machines have sprung up since then, and all these machines are now coming online. This is progress for the Bitcoin movement because it makes it so convenient to pick up some of the currency

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