This is the last (tenth) review from our bitcoin ATM use series. Hope our reviewers enjoyed HW.1 hardware wallets from Ledger and readers enjoyed reading experience of real people using bitcoin ATMs at different locations.
For the full list of bitcoin ATM usage reviews please check this post.
The following review is provided to us by the user with a nickname NoNSeNsii from Las Vegas. Bitcoin machine that was reviewed is located at Rocket Fizz.
The bitcoin ATM was wonderfully convenient and easy to use. I started out walking up to it and noticing how strange and minimalistic it seemed. As I touched the screen to activate the process it gave basic questions and requests. It asked for my phone number. Then requested that I verify the front and back of my ID. Then it asked that I take a picture in front of the webcam in order to verify and authenticate. After verifying everything, it asked me to wait a moment as it verified. I then waited about 10 minutes. And I received a text message to go back to the ATM.
This is a ninth review from our bitcoin ATM use series.
The following review is provided to us by Mwen from New Orleans, LA. Bitcoin machine that was reviewed is located at Brown Derby Superstore.
This is eighth review from our bitcoin ATM use series.
The following review is provided to us by Loren C. Ross from Huntington Beach, CA. Bitcoin machine that was reviewed is located at Ken’s Discount Liquor Store in Corona.
This is a seventh review of our bitcoin ATM use series.
The following review is provided to us by Daniel C. from Santa Clara, CA. Bitcoin machine that was reviewed is located at Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara.
This is a sixth review of our bitcoin ATM usage series.
The following review is provided to us by Andrew Scott from Chicago, IL. Bitcoin machine that was reviewed is located at BrySon Milan in Chicago.
Notice: I’m very new to bitcoin and this is actually how I purchased my first bitcoin, so please bare with me.
For a long while now I’ve known that bitcoin was something I would be interested in if only I would take the time to learn about it. I work with software for a living, cyber security specifically. I also enjoy keeping up with economic and financial news. And I typically like to be involved with whatever the new bleeding edge tech is. So all things considered, I really missed the boat when it comes to being an early bitcoin user. Continue reading
This is a third published story from participants in our “Use bitcoin ATM, write review and get hardware wallet for free” campaign. At the time of this posting – there are still 2 Ledger wallets available. So hurry up and don’t miss the chance.
The following bitcoin machine usage experience description is provided to us by Derwin McGeary, who used a machine in Glasgow, Scotland.
One thing about Bitcoin is that when you tell people about it, the reaction is frequently, “You must be crazy!” or “That’s all very interesting, but how would you actually do it in practice?”. Often, it’s not that easy, and almost never all that anonymous: “You just give this website your credit card details and show them your government-issued ID”. So I was intrigued to find out that there was a Bitcoin ATM in the centre of my home city of Glasgow, Scotland. A bit of research revealed that it was in a chain of electronics shops, CEX which started to accept Bitcoin for purchases and even staged a Bitcoin-only weekend to launch it!
This is a second bitcoin ATM usage experience story from our participants in “Use bitcoin ATM and get a Ledger HW.1 hardware wallet” series. At the time of this posting – there are still 5 hardware wallets available, so you still can send your story to us and get a free Ledger wallet.
The following bitcoin ATM usage description is provided to us by Ismael Acevedo from Mexico City.
The Bitcoin ATM I have used was at the Fantastico Comic Store in Mexico City, in the locators it seems to be the only bitcoin ATM in Mexico City. I have read a lot about Bitcoin since several years but the way to buy some was insecure, little dark and sincerely I was full of doubts, but one day when I went to the store I realized about the ATM, promised myself to return later to give it a try. And today I used it, and it was a pleasant surprise how easy the process is, I downloaded the Bitcoin Wallet app in my smartphone so I was able to use a QR code generated by the app to receive my money. The ATM got options to create a new wallet using the fingerprint for security, there’s also an option to enter bitcoin address manually if you want to send to a wallet in your computer.
This is a review of a bitcoin ATM usage provided to us by Paul Nguyen – a participant in our “Use bitcoin ATM and get a hardware wallet” campaign. Bitcoin ATM is located at Marina smoke shop in Huntington Beach, CA and is operated by National Bitcoin. Using our site you can easily find and compare all bitcoin ATMs in California or in and around Los Angeles.
When I was first introduced to the Bitcoin world, obtaining them was difficult. This magical form of currency allowed so much yet remained quite aloof to me. All the bitcoin ATMs were far (approximately an hour drive to the nearest) and venturing out to them was an expedition that had to be planned ahead of time. I searched for sources and researched ways to obtain bitcoins, but none ever gave me what I wanted how I wanted it. Ultimately, obtaining bitcoin was difficult and inconvenient.
UPD: Campaign is ended. No wallets are left.
Bitcoin ATM is one of the easiest ways to acquire bitcoins. However, after you have bitcoins in your wallet – now it matters to keep them safe. At the moment, the most reliable way to store bitcoins is using a hardware wallet. We’ve already written a post in our blog about how to buy bitcoins from ATM directly into hardware wallet. Now we decided to go further and give 10 hardware bitcoin wallets to bitcoin machine users for free.
We’ve decided to give away 10 Ledger HW.1 wallets. They are the cheapest option on the market, however, combined with Starter system Ledger provides and also phone pairing for payment confirmations – they give a decent way of security to handle bitcoins.