Although, this week has started badly (again) for the whole crypto-market where every other currency is in the continuous downward streak, testing the emotions and faith of the crypto enthusiasts towards their beloved digital assets. Nonetheless, even in the worst of times, if there is a smaller positive happening, one must cherish it to keep their hopes in the balance because as they say, all great changes are preceded by chaos.
Some encouraging development for the crypto lovers from New York is coming up as they can now use their debit cards to buy Bitcoin at any selective ATM across the city. Thanks to the city’s Department of the Financial Services (DFS) without whom it may not be possible who, just last week, granted licenses to the Robinhood Crypto and LibertyX.
This service is going to be provided by LibertyX who has been keen to make the process of buying cryptocurrencies easier (like buying it from nearby ATM) all over the country.
In February 2014, LibertyX launched its first Bitcoin ATMs in Boston’s South Station, which is regarded as one of the country’s busiest train stations. It then went on the to expand its network by adding further ATMs at various locations including Harvard Square and MIT.
As though this latest decision by the New York’s Department of Financial Services will provide its inhabitants relatively comforting opportunity to buy Bitcoin, but is going to prove as a significant stride towards becoming the front-runner in the realm of financial technology innovations and banking. Talking about their decision, the officials said:
“To date, DFS has approved sixteen charters or licenses for companies in the virtual currency marketplace. In New York, LibertyX, which will provide consumers the sale of bitcoin through debit terminals, is the first [NY]DFS virtual currency licensee to allow customers to use debit cards to purchase bitcoin from traditional ATMs.”
Last year, LibertyX partnered with a renowned ATM Manufacturer company, Genmega and launched the country’s first ever debit Bitcoin ATM. Through this ATM, the process of buying Bitcoin was made quite easy as it was integrated to match the regular withdrawal process. Including New York now, over 10,000 ATMs are providing the facility all over the country.
To enjoy the service, a user is required to merely download the LibertyX cell phone app on their gadget and register an account. Once the account is approved, then the account holder can purchase Bitcoins by spending almost up to 3ks every other day.
Enthusiasts of the digital assets have welcomed the steps taken by the regulators such as granting licenses to the cash-to-bitcoin onramp network, LibertyX, as it will be immensely helpful to enable the broader crypto adoption in our regular businesses.