Bitcoin ATM operator Coinme has rolled out its BTC purchasing option to 21 US states and the District of Columbia.
People can now buy the digital currency with cash, by visiting a kiosk located inside such retailers as Albertsons, Jewel, Safeway, Shaw’s and Save Mart. There are now more than 2,200 kiosks via Coinme’s partnership with Coinstar.
“Bitcoin and other digital currencies offer unique benefits to consumers, including the potential for more cost-effective and faster remittances to family and friends,” says Neil Bergquist, Co-founder, and CEO. “We’re thrilled to team up with Coinstar to make Bitcoin more accessible to consumers than ever before and offer a key component for the new digital currency economy.”
Users can convert up to $2,500 to Bitcoin using a Coinme account. Trades are subject to a flat 4% fee. Currently supported cities include Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Washington D.C.