Bitcoin can’t help but be a star. It was destined to greatness by being a rebel, a non-conformist, a trail-blazing maverick who simply doesn’t give a damn about the Empire as it enables others to Leave It Behind.
Time. Atms coming soon to US? Wow.
The little engine that could, did.
Bitcoins, the online currency built on cryptography and beloved by libertarians, could be available for purchase through specialized ATMs in the United States this year.
At least two firms have plans to ship out Bitcoin ATMs to American cities in the coming months. Robocoin, the Las Vegas-based firm rolling out the world’s first Bitcoin ATMs in Canada this fall, plans to ship 12 to 15 of the units by the end of the year. “We are working on deals right now in the U.S. that should deliver in December or January. Los Angeles, Florida, NYC, Austin, to name a few,” Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley told TIME in an email.
Bitcoins are “mined” by solving algorithms that require an enormous amount of computing power. There is no central authority, like the U.S. Federal Reserve, governing the production and exchange of the currency. People can easily transfer coins, a Bitcoin transaction…
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