After a week’s break to start the new year, Cointelegraph and content partner Coin ATM Radar are tracking some new BTMs that have been installed since New Year’s Eve in Australia, Switzerland and North America.
You can find the machines’ exact locations with Coin ATM Radar’s Bitcoin ATM map.
As of January 12, 2015, there are 337 BTMs in operation around the globe. Here are some of the newest ones.
Down in Tasmania, the Fullers Bookshop in Launceston has changed owners and is rebranding as Volume 2 bookshop. Part of this new look includes a one-way Lamassu BTM, which the operators, BitRocket, say will go live on Tuesday. Fees have yet to be announced, but transactions will be capped at AU$200.
The Launceston BTM will bring the number of Bitcoin ATMs in Australia to 20.
Bitcoin Suisse has announced the installation of a pair of two-way BitXatm machines in Geneva and St. Gallen, an ancient city near the shores of Lake Constance.
The Geneva BTM can be found at Magicom on Rue Paul Bouchet, and the St. Gallen BTM can be found at Restaurant Hörnli right on the Marketplatz.
Both machines charge fees of 5%, and unregistered users can transact up to 500 CHF. If you register “an ID, passport or driver’s license to [email protected] and identify yourself at the ATM, then you can purchase bitcoin of up to 5,000 CHF,” Bitcoin Suisse writes.
The United States
There are four new BTMs in the US to mention, in addition to the CoinOutlet machine at Overstock headquarters that we reported on last week.
- In Chicago, operators Red Leaf announced just before New Year’s Day that they had installed a one-way Lamassu at Geek Bar Beta in Wicker Park. No details about transaction limits or fees are yet available, but Geek Bar Beta reports it has been accepting bitcoin payments since October. If anyone stops in for a beer and a game of D&D, we would love to hear about the experience.
- In Vancouver, Washington, operators Point of Coin have installed a two-way Robocoin kiosk right beside a fiat ATM and a pair of vending machines on the first floor of the Westfield Vancouver Mall. “If you’re coming to use the machine for the first time, you’ll need to bring your ID with you, as well as your cell phone,” Point of Coin notes. “Second-time usage only requires your PIN & cell phone.” The machine charges 5% fees and caps transactions at US$3,000 per person per day.
- In Grand Forks, North Dakota, the Center For Innovation Foundation University of North Dakota has a new two-way CoinOutlet machine with no fees and no limits on transactions.
- In Woodland Hills, California, operators Coin Citadel have installed a one-way Satoshi1 machine at the offices of social gaming company CrowdGather, right on Ventura Boulevard. Buy limits are set at US$1,000 per transaction and US$3,000 per person per day. “CrowdGather will offer access to our machine for any visitors seeing to purchase bitcoins from us, but we also intend to host semi-regular meetups at their offices in order to develop ties to bitcoin developers and startups that we intend to partner with,” Coin Citadel CEO Bill Schaefer said.
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