There’s a lot of buzz surrounding bitcoin ATMs. Vancouver has one. Stockholm has one. And now Finland has one. It’s located in the high-traffic Helsinki railway station.
Finnish website bittiraha.fi says they’re behind the ATM, and have posted pictures for the purpose of proving so. Henry Brade, CEO of Prasos (the company behind bittiraha.fi) says its the first of its kind in Europe, but Safello may have them beat.
The ATM is located inside of a record store called Levykauppa Äx (which apparently already accepts bitcoins), and well, not a whole lot more is known about the ATM — which may or may not be considered sketchy.
What is known is that bittiraha.fi is seen as an easy place to acquire bitcoins in Finland, with the process of wiring money and having it conveniently converted to bitcoin and sent to your wallet. The ATM will further expand on that convenience by allowing users to convert fiat to bitcoin and vice-versa. (via Helsinki Times)