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Buy Bitcoins at Bitcoin ATMs

General Bytes Bitcoin ATM review

In the previous article we provided a review of Genesis Coin Bitcoin ATMs. In this post we review another bitcoin ATM more compact one from a Czech company General Bytes.


BATMTwo Bitcoin ATM

General Bytes ATM

  • One-Way Bitcoin ATM
  • Price 2849 USD, Free shipping
  • Sells coins from wallet or exchange
  • Point of Sale integrated
  • Remotely manageable and upgradable
  • Multilingual (English, Česky, Deutsch, Español, Français, Hrvatski, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Pусский, Slovenčina, 中国的)
  • Fiat Multicurrency (more than 120 including USD, EUR, etc)
  • Crypto Multicurrency (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin)
  • AML/KYC integrated (Fingerprint or SMS)

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How to buy bitcoins at a bitcoin ATM

You may be also interested in the instructions how to sell bitcoins using ATM.

WARNING: When someone asks or forces you to use a bitcoin ATM — BEWARE OF SCAMS. They might pretend to be from revenue agency, social security agency, utility companies or any other official authority (even falsifying the phone number they call from). Don’t fall for these scams. Read more details.

In order to buy bitcoins using a bitcoin ATM you need to find the closest to you location and understand what kind of machine it is. Asking yourself where is closest bitcoin ATM near me? To find all locations – visit our bitcoin machines map. At the moment there are about 30 different types of bitcoin ATMs with about 20 manufacturers having their units actually installed somewhere. It may be difficult for an average user to understand how to buy bitcoins by using a bitcoin ATM and what are the differences among various ATMs.

Buy Bitcoins Using ATM

In this article we describe a bitcoin purchase process for 6 different mostly installed bitcoin ATMs in the world (they cover about 90% of the market altogether) and two more types, which were popular before and now are rarely used (Skyhook and Robocoin):


There is a general buy process at all bitcoin ATMs:

  • Verification step (optional and may vary substantially depending on machine’s type)
  • Provide bitcoin address for deposit (optionally can be generated and printed/emailed at some ATMs on the fly, but better to have your own with you before using a machine)
  • Insert cash into the ATM
  • Confirm operation (bitcoins sent to your bitcoin address at this moment)

This process may vary from ATM to ATM, and this is what we describe for every of the mentioned above bitcoin ATM types.  It is important to understand that even when machine’s software/hardware support compliance procedures, they are not necessarily activated, as it depends on the operator choice of every particular machine. That is why the same type of machine might have different verifications and limits set up.

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Bitcoin ATMs – First Year Summary

One year ago the first two-way Bitcoin ATM was installed in Vancouver’s Waves Coffee House. Let’s look what the Bitcoin ATM industry has achieved over the course of one year.

At the moment there are 282 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide, which is very close to our previous estimation of traditional bank ATMs installations in 1970-s. So the plan for the next year to reach at least 560 machines worldwide.

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Want to buy a Bitcoin ATM? Genesis1 and Satoshi1 Bitcoin ATM review

There are about 30 different Bitcoin ATM providers on the market. As the Bitcoin ATM market grows pretty fast the new players come onto the stage very often. With all this diversity it becomes quite hard to choose a Bitcoin ATM when you plan to start a Bitcoin ATM business.

In the series of articles we will cover different Bitcoin ATM types, their characteristics, advantages and weak points. This post is about Bitcoin ATMs produced by the San Diego based company Genesis Coin.

The company provided initially one product to the market – two-way Bitcoin machine called Genesis1. Recently, the one-way machine Satoshi1 was presented. The working unit is installed in Nanaimo, Canada.

Genesis1 Bitcoin ATM

This is a solid Bitcoin ATM similar to the traditional bank ATMs. Genesis1 type of ATM is installed at 16 locations at the moment worldwide.

Genesis1 Bitcoin ATM
Genesis1 Bitcoin ATM

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New Bitcoin ATMs in Czech Republic, Netherlands and Ukraine

The number of installed Bitcoin ATMs grow every day. It can be easily observed on the chart of Bitcoin ATM locations increase or in our recent post about Bitcoin ATMs with respect to manufacturers. In this post it is seen that Robocoin Kiosk installations are not that frequent compared to its competitors. But in recent days we see there are several Robocoin ATMs appeared in Europe.

Bitcoin ATM in Hague, The Netherlands

This Robocoin two-way Bitcoin Kiosk was installed in Hague, Netherlands. On this page you can find the online rates for buy and sell bitcoins at this machine. It is located in Barber & Co workspace office building. This Bitcoin ATM is already in use, but there will be official opening in the “last Tuesday of September”.

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200 Bitcoin ATMs data (infographics)

Last week there was a new milestone reached – 200 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide. A bit late as we already have 209 Bitcoin ATMs in operation, but here are some statistics for the installed machines with respect to Bitcoin ATM producers.

200 Bitcoin ATMs Infographics
200 Bitcoin ATMs Infographics

As it is seen from the infographics, the growth rate of installed Bitcoin machines has increased. The first 100 Bitcoin ATMs were launched during 7 months, and the next 100 during only 3 months.

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