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World’s first’ Bitcoin ATM opens in Canada

World’s first’ Bitcoin ATM opens in Canada

Gabriel Scheare uses what is claimed to be the world's first bitcoin ATM at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, Canada.

Gabriel Scheare uses what is claimed to be the world’s first bitcoin ATM at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Three young entrepreneurs have opened an ATM in Vancouver, Canada, calling it the world’s first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency.

The machine, delivered to Vancouver by US manufacturer Robocoin, stands against a wall of a popular coffee shop, and resembles an ordinary cash ATM.

Bitcoiniacs co-founders Jackson Hudson (left) and Mitchell Demeter arrange what they say is the first bitcoin ATM.

Bitcoiniacs co-founders Jackson Hudson (left) and Mitchell Demeter arrange what they say is the first bitcoin ATM.Photo: Reuters

However, instead of cash transactions it swaps Canadian dollars for bitcoins, the virtual currency of the internet invented in 2008 by an anonymous computer scientist known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.

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