First U.S. Bitcoin Vending Machine Launches in Albuquerque, New Mexico

inbibelamassuatm18 Feb 2014 / PR Web – Enchanted Bitcoins is operating what is believed to be the first Bitcoin vending machine available to the public in the United States. The Bitcoin Machine, manufactured by Lamassu, Inc., is permanently installed at Imbibe, an upscale cigar bar and lounge in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque adjacent to the University of New Mexico. The service is available now, and a launch party is scheduled at Imbibe the evening of February 21, 2014.

“This is very special for us. Enchanted Bitcoins are paving the way for mainstream Bitcoin accessibility in the Unites States,” says Zach Harvey, CEO of Lamassu. “They have put in a lot of time and effort on the compliance side, and we’re very excited to see them open for business.”

Marco Santori, an attorney with Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP, says, “We are thrilled to be a part of the launch of America’s first Bitcoin sales kiosk. This is a significant step in the forward march of progress for digital currencies in the United States.”

In recognition of its responsibilities as a money transmitter, as indicated in guidance last year from FinCEN, Enchanted Bitcoins has established a full AML program and has registered with FinCEN as a Money Services Business….. Read more

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