Coinsource, a U.S. Bitcoin ATM network, today announced its first expansion into the Nation’s capital. Coinsource will install 20 machines across the District of Columbia and Maryland after receiving significant demand from local users.
Currently, Washington D.C. has five machines being serviced by five different operators. With this deployment, Coinsource will be the largest Bitcoin ATM operating network in the D.C. metropolitan area. D.C.’s 20 new Bitcoin ATMs (12 in Washington D.C., 5 in Baltimore, 1 in Towson, 1 in Oxon Hill, and 1 in Takoma Park).
“We are meeting Washington D.C. at an inflection point, where regulators are looking at the value and potential of decentralized currencies and blockchain technology,” said CEO of Coinsource Sheffield Clark. “All innovation over time has passed through our Nation’s Capital in one way or another, and we are happy to be now servicing Washington D.C. and the surrounding communities so that they can have easy access to buying and selling Bitcoin.”
Washington D.C. is no stranger to cryptocurrency and its implications. Earlier this month, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee held a hearing examining cryptocurrencies and ICO markets, while The Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted its third annual D.C. Blockchain Summit. Additionally, several local restaurants, bookshops, and record shops have been accepting Bitcoin as payment since last year.
CMO of Coinsource, Bobby Sharp, said, “We are expanding the Bitcoin ATM market further than it’s ever been in D.C., offering the lowest rates, exclusive remote enrollment and allowing for at-home account registration.This installment is especially significant to Coinsource, as the philosophy behind decentralized currency is and has always been about giving freedom back to the people. As a company, I feel that we have been able to provide financial freedom to the underbanked and unbanked, and I am happy to bring our services to D.C.”
During the first quarter of this year, Coinsource installed 10 new machines in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Additionally, Coinsource introduced eight new machines in Denver, Colorado last week.
Coinsource services 164 million residents across the country and currently has 182 machines in 19 states; California, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.