Arkansas gets first Bitcoin ATM

posted 9 days ago
In Arkansas' tallest building sits the first bitcoin machine in the state.

The machine has drawn attention since November when it was placed in the Corner Store and More on the ground floor of the 40-story Simmons Tower in downtown Little Rock.

"I've gotten lots of foot traffic with it," said store manager Connie Davis.

The machine is owned by Freedom Coin Inc., which has an office near the Simmons Tower.

Chris Sweeney, co-founder and chief executive officer of Freedom Coin Inc., and K.C. Surrett, president and chief financial officer, said they plan to install 10-15 more machines in Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith, Jonesboro and other metropolitan areas of Arkansas.

"I think the popular consensus is that [futures trading] stabilized the price," Sweeney said.

"It's as legitimate as our [U.S.] currency," said Duszota, a local Arkansas man, a Bitcoin ATM customer who was interviewed at the scene.
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