Quick overview on how to select the best coin and address for your use case, with the goal of saving the maximum amount on fees at our ATMs.
What Bitcoin Did podcast host Peter McCormack interviews Athena Bitcoin founders Eric Graavengard and Gil Valentine about our company and issues concerning the Bitcoin ATM space in general.
As part of our new expansion in Florida, Athena Bitcoin is proud to announce seven new ATMs, including our first machine in the Orlando and Lakeland areas! The Tampa Bay-area picks up the most new locations, including one each in Seffner, Pinellas Park, and the return of King Food Mart in Clearwater.
Note: These locations have inventory independent of the rest of our ATM network in the United States. Please see the separate coin availability at the bottom of our ATM Network Status page.
King Food Mart
1498 S Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33764
Mon-Sun: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
2103 S Lincoln Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Mon-Thu: 5:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri: 5:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
J’s Food Corner
4200 62nd Ave Suite AA
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
US 92 Convenience Store
Seffner, FL 33584
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
2K E. Hillsborough
1411 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
Mon-Sun: 6:00 am – 12:00 am
The return of our Trebol Market location marks the start of a new expansion in Florida with independent inventory.
The start of a new expansion effort in the Sunshine State
In the linked article, a BitGo engineer describes in detail how $100,000 worth of crypto was stolen from his Coinbase account using his phone number! Via a SIM porting attack, an adversary can call up your mobile carrier and (pretty easily) get your phone number switched to their device. Then, by using the common password reset feature of most online accounts, the attacker can take control of any account linked to your email and not secured by 2FA. A MUST READ on how to better protect your online activities!
Athena is now recommending the Exodus wallet on mobile for use with our services, along with the other great mobile wallets we list here.
With a little experience you can customize your own transaction fees and potentially save yourself a significant amount of bitcoin over time. If you have an urgent payment need, you can also pick a fee likely to be confirmed within the next block or two, without overpaying.
The beginning of April saw a return to higher Bitcoin network fees and congestion. See this article for a brief overview of what is happening and practical tips anyone can use to reduce their fees, wait time, or both.
These are my thoughts on planning high-value or long-term crypto storage in light of the new critical bugs discovered with the Ledger Nano devices and what they imply for hardware wallet security.
Venezuela is in serious economic and political crisis, with millions of the country’s citizens fleeing to nearby countries due to widespread food shortages and crime. A major contributor to the problem is the gross mismanagement of the national currency, leading to hyperinflation of the Venezuelan Bolivar. Bitcoin and other cryptos are being used on the fringes to preserve wealth and provide an alternative means of trade.
This coin-neutral article by the Zcash company describes several options for crypto donation that can have a real, direct impact on Venezuelan lives. As always, do your own due diligence before contributing.
We all know bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the potential for major price gains in the future, which attracts a lot of popular interest. However, that’s not the main reason many of us in this industry dedicate our lives to this experiment in decentralized trust. Read further for my list of reasons why we LOVE Bitcoin and crypto.