Just a week ago Jared Polis
, a Colorado Democrat and strong Bitcoin proponent
, promised to demonstrate
to members of Congress the way the Bitcoin kiosk operates in real life and deliver a Bitcoin ATM by Robocoin to Capitol Hill. On April 8, yesterday, it became possible.
The first Bitcoin ATM was unveiled in Rayburn House Office Building, Washington.
“Bitcoin is digital decentralized currency and Robocoin is the easiest way for people to buy and sell Bitcoin with cash,” said Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley. "We're honored to be the first bitcoin company to demo and educate officials about bitcoin on Capitol Hill."
The reaction of most members of Congress is still unknown but some of them have already given their opinion about digital currency.
“I have a healthy dose of skepticism but it’s positive skepticism. Things are always changing and we live in a global economy now,”
said Hank Johnson
, Democrat Congressman in the interview to Reuters
Robocoin was the first company to represent the Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver
in October 2013. Today more than hundred machines have been sold in the US and overseas. Each ATM retails at $20,000.