Athena Bitcoin’s CEO Eric Gravengaard updates us on Athena’s current operations and near-term plans for expansion in Latin America. He also tells us about Athena.Trade, Athena Blockchain, and our current financing round.
On the rise this year are calls to small business owners, the elderly, and others demanding payment in bitcoin for a “late” utility bill. The scammers will threaten you and may cause serious panic (which they are counting on). Solution: JUST HANG UP. For peace of mind, find the legitimate number of your utility company and call them for the status of your account.
All Athena Bitcoin app users are encouraged to try out the Edge wallet app! Written by the same developers as the Athena wallet, Edge offers support for Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, ERC-20 tokens and more!
You may now purchase or sell ether (the base token on the Ethereum network) across the Athena Bitcoin ATM network! Examples of compatible wallets: Edge, Coinomi, Bread, or Blockchain. This is our fourth supported cryptocurrency.
Withdrawing cash at an Athena ATM can be problematic for the first time customer. Here are tips for everyone to make your cash withdrawal as smooth as possible.
Here we discuss options for giving cryptocurrency gifts to graduates, but these tips will work for anyone on any occasion!
On this day in 2010 a programmer named Laszlo Hanyecz sold bitcoin to Jeremy Sturdivant (jercos) on IRC in exchange for two pizzas delivered to his Jacksonville, Florida home. The exchange cost Laszlo 10,000 BTC at the time! One bitcoin back then was worth less than one cent each.
If you are looking for safer storage of your crypto assets, Ledger has released a limited edition Pizza Day Nano S hardware wallet. Also, in late February, Laszlo repeated this experiment using the Bitcoin Lightning Network.
Looking to buy pizza with crypto? Coinmap.org may be your best bet to find a local restaurant. Otherwise, you can buy major chain gift cards on eGifter or Gyft. Finally, be generous to your servers with crypto anytime using BCTip.org or CryptoTip.org.
Two new Athena machines closer to downtown Tampa, both capable of cash withdrawals.
Some customers are reporting problems receiving our automatic verification code texts from the ATM. This has been identified as a T-Mobile glitch that they can resolve for you.
Before you buy digital currency, please take a moment to read through this list and educate yourself on the type of scams affecting Bitcoin and ATMs. Awareness of these frauds is the best form of prevention.
This is a guide to looking up your Litecoin or Bitcoin Cash transactions. This follows our popular guide from October on how to do the same for Bitcoin.
You may now purchase Bitcoin Cash at Athena-branded ATMs in 8 states! You can also sell BCH at any of our cash-dispensing machines. Bitcoin Cash joins Bitcoin and Litecoin with support across our network.
Split or extract your Bitcoin Cash using the Edge wallet! Everyone holding bitcoin in an Athena Bitcoin, Airbitz, Coinsource, Bitcoin Depot, or other similar wallet as of August 1st were given an equivalent amount of bitcoin cash tokens! You may now access those BCH just by logging into Edge and selecting the Split option.
We're proud to launch in our 8th state: California! 6 new ATMs around the greater Los Angeles area.
A recap of the November 10-12 BTC backlog from the perspective of a Bitcoin ATM operator
An explanation--as accessible as possible--of what caused the second largest transaction backlog in Bitcoin's history! (11/10 - 11/12/2017)