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State's first Bitcoin ATM opens at MV's Hacker Dojo

Original post made on Mar 28, 2014

Is it a big gamble or a real step into our collective future? Either way, Mountain View is now home to California's first ATM dealing with the notorious digital currency known as Bitcoin.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 28, 2014, 4:51 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jack Torrance, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm

This is like news of a comic book store or a baseball card shop opening up in the '80s.

Time told us how well that went.


Posted by Zeitgeist50, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 31, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Too good to be true . The bankers get bypassed and they will be greatest opposing lobbiests .hope bankers and their govt lobby don't win. Long live BITCOIN , the hope of the future to get out of bankers stranglehold on our lives. Well done BITCOIN folks . Long live and thrive BITCOIN !


Posted by anonymous banker, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

Doesn't bitcoin being subject to capital gains tax make it lose all appeal?


Posted by NO thanks, a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm

You can keep your stinking bit coin!! There value goes up and down, it's way too volatile for the long run.


Posted by PeaceLove, a resident of Shoreline West
on Apr 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm

>It uses "biometric authentication" which means that
>along with your government I.D. and a personal
>identification number, you will have to let the
>machine take a print of your palm and a scan of your face.

That's the most Orwellian description of an ATM I've ever seen -- all to use a machine that converts YOUR OWN dollars into Bitcoins. So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin. Those wishing to maintain anonymity had best stick with cash.


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