Helsinki Unveils Europe's First Bitcoin ATM

While Canada has had Bitcoin ATMs for over a month, bringing the virtual currency closer to mainstream acceptance; Bittiraha.fi reports that at one of the busiest spots in Helsinki, the Finns have opened the first permanent Bitcoin ATM installation in Europe. With the Chinese shunning the crypto-currency for now but the Swiss inching towards a broader acceptance, the appearance of ATMs (like this one at a well-known Finnish record store in the Helsinki railway station) will only serve to stoke the public interest.

 

Via Bittirahi.fi,

We've launched THE FIRST permanent installation of a Bitcoin ATM in Europe. It's right there, ready for use, at one of the busiest spots in Helsinki. Proof is in the pics.

200 000 people walk through the tunnels of the Helsinki Railway Station each day. It's one of the busiest places in the city.

Levykauppa Äx is a well known Finnish record store chain.

Life at "AsematunnelI".

People. People everywhere.

Enter Bitcoin.

Can you see it?

Ah, there it is.

There it is. And it works.

BItcoin ATM selfie?