One of the Busiest Airports in the U.S. Gets Its First Bitcoin ATM

Siamak Masnavi

Miami-based Bitcoin ATM company Bitstop announced on Tuesday (October 15) that it had installed the first Bitcoin ATM at Miami International Airport (MIA), the 3rd busiest U.S. airport by international passenger traffic.

Bitstop's press release says that this Bitcoin ATM allows passengers to easily buy or sell Bitcoin (BTC) while they are passing through the airport. The machine has been placed in concourse G next to gate 16.

Doug Carrillo, Bitstop co-founder and chief strategy officer, had this to say:

We’re excited to be working with Miami International Airport on this historic deal. More and more people prefer to travel with Bitcoin instead of cash for convenience and security. Miami International Airport is a perfect place for our customers to conveniently exchange their dollars for Bitcoin and vice versa when traveling domestically or abroad.

This latest installation is Bitstop's 40th in the past two months, and means that the company has now installed a total of 130 Bitcoin ATMS across the U.S. Furthermore, Bitstop is expecting to have installed 500 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide by the end of next year.

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