Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado (who recently called for a ban of the U.S. Dollar in response to another congressman’s call to ban bitcoin) is scheduled to be delivering remarks at an event he helped schedule, which will feature a demonstration of Robocoin’s bitcoin ATM.
The event is slated to take place in the Rayburn House Office Building.
“We’re honored to be the first Bitcoin company welcomed with open arms to demo on Capitol Hill,” said Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley.
So what’s the point of hauling an ATM to the Capitol? Well, it’s Robocoin’s opportunity to share what they do with the nation’s lawmakers. Hey, you might even find some congressmen and women buying a little bitcoin of their own.
Here’s what the invitation from Kelley to the event reads:
You are cordially invited to a demonstration of Robocoin, the world’s first bitcoin kiosk for buying and selling the popular and controversial digital currency. Come see a Robocoin demo, hear a brief bitcoin talk from Congressman Jared Polis, try buying bitcoin yourself and ask your burning bitcoin questions. This will be fun, plus you’ll see how Robocoin is raising the bar on KYC / AML compliance in bitcoin. Welcome to the future of anti-fraud, anti-identify theft and anti-money laundering – this is customer protection built for the 21st century.
The small event in slated to take place on the 8th of April from 4 to 7 PM.
This will undoubtedly serve as the first encounter with bitcoin for the congresspeople who will be attending (a list is not yet available). We think it’s pretty cool! [source: TechCrunch]