Our Locations

Athena Bitcoin ATMs are conveniently located in: Atlanta, GA •Stockbridge, GA •Chicago, IL•Columbia, MO • St. Louis, MO •Columbus, OH• Cincinnati, OH•Fairborn, OH • Philadelphia, PA Dallas, TX •Fort Worth TX •Houston, TX 

& more to come!

 

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ABOUT US

The most trusted name in Bitcoin ATM™


Athena Bitcoin ATM

Buy and sell bitcoin at our convenient Bitcoin ATMs located in your neighborhood. Bitcoin ATMs allow you to purchase Bitcoin without a bank account, debit card or credit card. You can buy bitcoin in as little as 90 seconds with just your bitcoin wallet on your smartphone. 

LOCATIONS - Geographically diverse & always adding new ATMs!

FAST - Get your bitcoins in seconds

LOW FEES - Athena Bitcoin ATM charge some of the lowest fees. Ask us about our VIP Program for even lower rates.


 

Instructions

Are you new to Bitcoin? Interested in purchasing your first bitcoin from one of our machines? Great! We are going to go over the four easy steps to purchasing bitcoin from one of our Bitcoin ATM.

 

Step One: Get a wallet app on your smart phone. 

We recommend downloading the Athena Bitcoin smartphone wallet app. Available on the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android.

We recommend downloading the Athena Bitcoin smartphone wallet app. Available on the

App Store for iPhone

and

Google Play for Android.

WHAT IS A BITCOIN WALLET?

A bitcoin wallet is a software application that stores your bitcoin.  It can be a smartphone, PC, or hardware wallet. This application stores a collection of private keys that allows you to spend and transfer bitcoin across the bitcoin network to other bitcoin addresses. A bitcoin wallet is encrypted with a password protects the private keys within the application (wallet) from malicious actors.
Unlike the Bitcoin network, a Bitcoin wallet is controlled by, you, the owner.. It's important to keep your bitcoin wallet safe and keep your access password safe, secure, and backed up.  


STEP Two: Bring your smartphone to one of our machines. 

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Touch the ATM screen to begin. The machine will ask for your phone number, and then after you type it in, it will send you a SMS text with a PIN. Enter that number into the machine. Then the machine might ask you a question or it will allow you to begin.


Step Three: Choose “SCAN QR CODE”. 

Then scan your QR Code by holding your phone in front of the scanner’s red light; hold your phone near the bottom of the keypad. Depending on your wallet, bringing up your wallet’s QR Code address is done by pressing Receive Bitcoin or in the case of the Blockchain app, by pressing the down right arrow.

Then scan your QR Code by holding your phone in front of the scanner’s red light; hold your phone near the bottom of the keypad. Depending on your wallet, bringing up your wallet’s QR Code address is done by pressing Receive Bitcoin or in the case of the Blockchain app, by pressing the down right arrow.

 

I GENERATED A PAPER WALLET.  WHAT NOW?

You generated a paper wallet and want access to your bitcoin.  

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:

Step 1: Download the Athena Bitcoin smartphone wallet app.  Available on the App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android devices.

Step 2: Once you have the Athena Bitcoin Wallet , create a wallet account.  Secure your username and password

Step 3: When you’re inside the wallet, tap the "Scan" button.

Step 3: When you’re inside the wallet, tap the "Scan" button.

Step 4: This will open up your camera. Scan the private key QR code on your paper wallet. (the 2nd QR code)

Step 5: The coins will automatically move to your Athena Bitcoin wallet.  The transaction status on the right will state “Pending”.  The transaction sweep confirmation will take 10 minutes to show “Confirmed”.   Confirms taking longer are attributable to the bitcoin network experiencing a backlog.  In this instance try logging out of your Athena Bitcoin Wallet App and logging back in.


Step Four: Insert Money, Receive Bitcoin

When the machine beeps, it is ready for you to begin buying bitcoin. Start inserting your money. Bitcoin ATMs don’t take Debit or Credit Cards. Bring Cash!  When you are done touch the “Finish” button on the screen and a receipt will print showing you exactly how much you have bought and the blockchain transaction ID that you can use to track your bitcoin and see how many confirmations have been completed on your transaction. Your wallet app should also tell you that you have received bitcoin.

I DON"T SEE MY BITCOIN?

All Athena Bitcoin purchases are instant.  There are rare occasions where you may not see the coins in your wallet.  Refresh your wallet by logging off and logging back in. Other wallets may not register your bitcoin until the transaction has been confirmed on the blockchain. This may take 10 minutes. The bitcoin network very rarely is slow in confirming, this may be due to high transaction volume. If you are concerned about your bitcoin not being sent, please check your transaction on the network by going to blockr.io Enter your wallet address and search for your transaction. 


Further Questions?   We are here to help. If you need assistance please feel free to call or chat with us.