Send Bitcoins from an ATM Directly to a Hardware Wallet
Bitcoin ATMs make buying bitcoins easy and fast. Bitcoins purchased from Bitcoin ATMs are delivered to the recipient in one of several ways:
a private key printed on receipt paper;
encrypted with user given password a private key is sent by email;
to a Bitcoin address provided by user and scanned at the machine before payment.
What if, however, you want to deliver your bitcoins directly to a bitcoin hardware wallet? Hardware wallets don’t have screens and require software to interact with the device. So how can you send bitcoins from an ATM directly to your hardware wallet?
Mobile HD Watch-only Wallets
Using a mobile wallet like Mycelium or Sentinel, you can import your hardware wallet HD seed onto your mobile device. This allows you to view your hardware wallet addresses and accept payments to your hardware wallet from your phone. There will be no need to even carry or bring the hardware wallet with you to the ATM. Continue reading →
General Bytes has introduced a new bitcoin ATM BATMThree recently. This is a long expected two-way machine from this manufacturer, which will support buy and sell operations at the same time.
The software was developed before and provided to the operators of Robocoin kiosk as a replacement kit, so it was a matter of creating the hardware for the own product. The new machine has a very slick design with neon lightning, which will definitely attract attention of walking by people.
The bitcoin machine has a nice big touch screen, which looks much better than the screen of the previous models. Continue reading →
Bitcoin ATMs appeared first in 2013 and since then increased their presence in many countries around the world. At the moment there are 341 bitcoin ATM installed according to our bitcoin machines map.
Bitcoin ATM is one of the fastest ways to get into bitcoins and sell bitcoins for cash in case it supports two-way operations. But in parallel there are many more physical locations, where you can buy bitcoins for cash or sometimes sell. Those services are usually based on the existing infrastructure be it ATMs network, stores chain or agent offices. Here is a list of such services, usually every of them is targeting some geographical local market. Continue reading →
What you need to know is that not all machines support two-way operations, many still only allow to buy bitcoins, however according to our Bitcoin ATM Charts about 40% of all installed Bitcoin ATMs actually support sell operations. In order to find your nearest bitcoin machine where you can sell bitcoins – you can visit our bitcoin ATM map. Use “Crypto->Fiat” ticked in the bottom filter to show all locations where you can sell bitcoins (you need to have “Fiat->Crypto” unchecked in order to hide locations where you can only buy bitcoins).
Here is a list of Bitcoin machine types that normally support sell operations (some operators may disable sell operations, so you need to check before planning your trip):
Genesis Coin (only Genesis1 and Satoshi2 machines, Satoshi1 ATM is one-way only)
General Bytes (only BATMThree model, BATMTwo is one-way machine)
Some other manufacturers also support sell operations in their machines, however the mentioned above represent the majority of installed units on the market.
At the moment there about 240 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide. And this happened in less than a year. However, many people compare this to standard bank ATMs, mentioning there are more than 2 million available worldwide today.
Our answer would be: “Yes, and what?” How is it at all can be compared, when bank ATMs are there for more than 40 years now, and here we are talking about totally new concept of digital currency that appeared 5 years ago, and about Bitcoin ATMs that started appearing less than a year ago.
Being interested we decided to find some figures on the bank ATM installations and how they evolved initially.
The network of Coin ATMs increases quite fast these days. There is no a single day when a new ATM does not appear on our Bitcoin ATM Map. Recently, the new information became available that Blackcoin is going to be supported in some of the ATMs. Thanks to the Bitcoin42 team (they operate two Bitcoin ATM in Tijuana, Mexico) and Genesis Coin producer this became possible. Recently it was announced that the newly launched Bitcoin ATM in Bochum will also support Blackcoin transactions.
ATMs with Litecoin and Dogecoin support
It looks like the Genesis1 Bitcoin ATM is the most cryptocurrency agnostic ATM as of today. Initially Litecoin and Dogecoin support also was coming from this manufacturer. The first such ATM was launched in Tijuana, Mexico. Actually there were two ATMs launched in the same BIT Center: one was supporting US Dollar operations and the other one – Mexican Peso. The machines allowed both buy and sell cryptocurrency options.