Queensland’s first Bitcoin ATM installed in South Brisbane

bisbaneatm17 May 2014 / Bisbane Times – “Will you be paying by cash, credit or Bitcoin?”

What is believed to be Queensland’s first Bitcoin ATM is up and running at a South Brisbane cafe, allowing customers to withdraw and sell the digital currency.

The Roastery Cafe will also accept Bitcoin receipts from the machine for payment, with a $3.50 coffee costing it’s cryptocurrency equivalent – about 0.007311Bitcoins.

A Bit2Bit ATM, the first of which is at South Brisbane’s Roastery Cafe. Photo: Supplied

“There’s a lot of people who have been waiting for this. There’s Bitcoiniacs who have meetings everywhere every week, and these groups are growing rapidly,” Roastery Cafe co-owner Bruce Carrall said.


“I saw photos online of guys lining up out the door to use the machine so we looked into it. The turnover of these machines was incredible and they were spreading rapidly. They’re in the US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada.”

The machine also deals in the lesser-known digital currencies Litecoin and Dogecoin.

The process of using the ATM is slightly different from a regular cash-dispensing machine.

Users can top up their Bitcoin account by depositing cash, and following a straight-forward process where the ATM scans a QR code generated from a smartphone app. For those without a Bitcoin account, the ATM can produce a paper wallet receipt which is accepted at the shop counter as payment….. Read more


Photo: Kristian Silva

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