“How To Understand Bitcoin If You're Over 40” [Forbes article]

“How To Understand Bitcoin If You're Over 40” [Forbes article]

Short and really easy understand piece on why Bitcoin and crypto should matter to all of us, even those over 40! :p Author Matt Hougan provides a fresh and cogent take on how this technology fits into the overall progression of the internet age.

Boom! 7 new Florida ATMs, including our first in Orlando, Lakeland, Seffner, and Pinellas Park!

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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.

Clearwater

King Food Mart

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
1498 S Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33764
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

More info

Lakeland

Super Stop

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
2103 S Lincoln Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
United States
Open hours: 
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

More info

Orlando

CubaMex Deli Colonial Drive

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
14266 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

More info

 

Pinellas Park

J’s Food Corner

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
4200 62nd Ave Suite AA
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

More info

Seffner

US 92 Convenience Store

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
102 US-92,
Seffner, FL 33584
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

More info

Tampa

2K E. Fletcher

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
1140 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

More info

 

Tampa

2K E. Hillsborough

Supported: Buy-only
Address: 
1411 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
United States
Open hours: 
Mon-Sun: 6:00 am – 12:00 am

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Sean Coonce's story: How $100,000 was stolen using his phone number

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!

Riding the wave, part 2: Choosing your own fees for fun and profit!

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.