Coinsource, the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network, today announced its first expansion into the nation’s capital with the installation of 20 machines across the District of Columbia and Maryland. This installation caps off a successful first quarter for the company after launching 10 machines in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in early February and eight new machines in Denver last week.
“We are meeting Washington D.C. at an inflection point, where regulators are looking at the value and potential of decentralized currencies and blockchain technology,” Coinsource CEO Sheffield Clark said. “All innovation over time has passed through our nation’s capital in one way or another, and we are happy to be now servicing Washington D.C. and the surrounding communities so that they can have easy access to buying and selling Bitcoin.”
Washington D.C. is no stranger to cryptocurrency and its implications. Earlier this month, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine cryptocurrencies and ICO markets, while the Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted its third annual D.C. Blockchain Summit. Several local restaurants, bookshops, and record shops have been accepting Bitcoin as payment since last year.
Washington D.C. currently has five machines being serviced by five different operators. With this deployment, Coinsource will be the largest Bitcoin ATM operating network in the D.C. metropolitan area. The new machines are in Washington D.C. (12), Baltimore (five), and Towson, Oxon Hill and Takoma Park (one per).
“We are expanding the Bitcoin ATM market further than it’s ever been in D.C., offering the lowest rates, exclusive remote enrollment and allowing for at-home account registration,” CMO Bobby Ryan said. “This installment is especially significant to Coinsource, as the philosophy behind decentralized currency is and has always been about giving freedom back to the people. As a company I feel that we have been able to provide financial freedom to the underbanked and unbanked, and I am happy to bring our services to D.C.”
Coinsource services 164 million residents across the country and currently has 182 machines in 19 states; California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
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