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What is the quickest/easiest way to turn spare change into bitcoins? (like Coinstar)

If coinstar allowed you to cash out in bitcoins, it would be perfect. What would a good alternative be? I don't really want to have to wait until I get $100 in change to buy.
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CoinStar Bitcoin Review Screen if anyone is interested as to what it looks like.

CoinStar Bitcoin Review Screen if anyone is interested as to what it looks like. submitted by anthonykimpoker to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

The new Coinstar machine bitcoin offer. Looks like quite the fucking scam. Just feed in cash 💰 and get your worthless non-refundable crypto code. It’s very clear that any mistake or fuck-up and its done. Irreversible.

The new Coinstar machine bitcoin offer. Looks like quite the fucking scam. Just feed in cash 💰 and get your worthless non-refundable crypto code. It’s very clear that any mistake or fuck-up and its done. Irreversible. submitted by bitcoinsucksass to Buttcoin [link] [comments]

Can ADA be converted on Coinstar machines the same way since it's UTXO model like bitcoin? Maybe a job for CF and Emurgo?

https://www.dcforecasts.com/coinstar-users-in-the-us-can-convert-their-spare-pocket-change-into-bitcoin/amp/
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CoinStar Bitcoin Review Screen if anyone is interested as to what it looks like. /r/Bitcoin

CoinStar Bitcoin Review Screen if anyone is interested as to what it looks like. /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Does anybody know if any machines or services like coinstar that payout in Bitcoin? I need to get rid of all the useless coins that pile up everywhere

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Does anybody know if any machines or services like coinstar that payout in Bitcoin? I need to get rid of all the useless coins that pile up everywhere /r/Bitcoin

Does anybody know if any machines or services like coinstar that payout in Bitcoin? I need to get rid of all the useless coins that pile up everywhere /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Made the mistake of buying from a Coinme kiosk

I knew I had to give them my ID, but apparently they're all like that. I tried using another Bitcoin ATM, made an account and gave them my ID. They still haven't reviewed my account or whatever, even though it's been a day and they sent me an email. I can't keep driving out of town for this shit. The only Bitcoin ATM in my town is this Coinstar shit and all the others are 30 minutes one way.
I thought it would print out the actual bitcoin. I paid $140 for some voucher, and after all the hoops I have to jump through, I can only have it in their wallet? Fuck this shit. I have far more important shit to do than waste my hard-earned money on receipt paper.
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Had some thoughts on economics.

This is how I've been doing things in my Digital Perdition chronicle / narrative for Shadowrun for years. If this is useful, feel free to steal it.
I assume this probably isn't a new idea, but in my world, Nuyen is a form of cryptocurrency, like bitcoin or ethereum. It's also a "smart" currency, in that it can autonomously do things, all by itself. Any "nuyen app" on any comlink can, with a very simple user-facing interface, create things like escrows, trusts, provisional holdings, task verified transactions, etc. As long as the system can autonomously verify the information some how in the outside world, it can interact with it. (This also means the system is somewhat fallible and can be hacked / spoofed / fooled, which can lead to interesting emergent narratives / plots all on its own).
The fact that it's a cryptocurrency also informs the logic of what happens if Nuyen is copied. Ordinarily, this doesn't happen, and "naked nuyen" (nucoin outside of a wallet app or not encrypted on a credstick) is very suspicious, and if you're going to accept it, you need to be able to verrify it in real time, like right now, and transfer it to your account before you leave this dark alley / a abandoned warehouse transaction, or not accept it at all if you don't have signal. But if you do some how manage to clone some Nuyen, then just like crypto, and there's two of the exact same nucoin, then it's whoever syncs it to their account first. The other is considered the forgery. So that can create a "race against the clock" scenario if two opposing forces have the bag, the same bag, and need to get back to civilization before the other guy does. (This might not even come up in your games, but I play in a lot of areas like, in the middle of the ocean, pirates and atolls, as well as extremely rural northern Canada, South American jungles, and sub-Saharian Africa, exploring ancient blood mage / cultist desert ruins, etc, so often, "spotty signal" is an environmental hurdle / plot point.)
We also have "credcoins" in addition to regular old credsticks.
A "credcoin" is basically like an SD card, but with a poker-chip style plastic housing around it, to make it more handleable. The chip holds the actual encrypted nucoin (like a credstick) so they're not naked nuyen (see above), but they've also got an optical code, like a QR code, printed on them. They can be used in vending machines in 3rd world areas where signal might be spotty, or traded in physical transactions.
The way they work, is that we've written into the narrative that a certain block of numbers in the "nuyen hash" of each nucoin, maybe like the last five digits or something, who knows, but that there's a world wide industry standard number to indicate that these nuyen are dedicated for physical use. Sort of like how some IP addresses are reserved for localhost or LAN. If any system, any wallet app, sees these digits, it wont let them be "deposited". Only a physical bank can do it. This prevents someone from just scanning a credcoin, depositing the nuyen, and now the coins still look valid, but are useless. If you wanted to "deposit" them, you'd take them to a bank, they would scan them and verify, add them to your account, and remove those coins from circulation immediately by physically destroying them (or feeding them into a hopper to be able to 3d print new ones). They'd also charge you a fee for the overhead of the cost of actually producing currency, sort of like those CoinStar machines at Walmart that charge you a fee for counting all your change.
Speaking of counting change... That there's an optical code on credcoins makes that easy, too. Anyone with AR (augmented reality -- so basically, anyone, even if it's only through a hand held comlink screen, but usually AR contact lenses, glasses, goggles, or cybereyes) can just look at a credcoin and immediately know how much it is. You can also dump them out on the table, stand back so you get them all in frame, and just see a total for how much the value of all of them are. Each credcoin already has an ARO, but if there's a shit load of them together in close proximity, the AROs just merge together into a single one so as not to be "spammy". If you want to block the AROs, you can store your credcoins in signal blocking bags, containers, or metal coin rolls. Credcoins are also slightly different sizes and colors to tell the denomination at a glance, as well.
Anyway, I hope some of those ideas are useful for your games. :)
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04-06 10:34 - 'COINME ARE CRIMINALS!!!!!!!' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/inkellectual removed from /r/Bitcoin within 56-66min

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Carefull dont trust these wolves, I put everything I have into there system with the local coinstar machine, and have regretted every second of it. I can back 100% of my story with documents and references. They put all my dads money on hold because of "suspicious" activity when all I have done is help my dying father out with the process of all this, through the whole ordeal my father has been right next to me and they were rude and yelling at me AND my dad asking why we wanted to buy crypto currency. I have proof that everything is %100 true and they are still holding our money and treating us like dog sh*t.
Here is my latest response to there rude, interrogating, and flat out incriminating phone call, it was so demeaning it had me in tears. Please boycott this company if at all possible. I will be typing up and posting the complete story over blogs and social media until they help us and give our money back.
This is the story and the emails I sent so far to Coinme support...
Coinme Support Apr 5, 2020, 9:42 AM (16 hours ago) Greetings! My name is Krystie with the Customer Experience Team for Coinme. Thank you for contacting our support team! May I please request you provide us a cal
Samu#############@gmail.com> 1:22 AM (45 minutes ago) to support
I dont appreciate getting treated like a criminal for trying to help my DYING father out. The man just lost his wife the day after christmas due to cancer and less then a month ago he had another heart attack killing 25% more of his heart. Through this all he has for income is social security at 1,500 a month. I moved up here from LA to help him with his ranch and the animals along with the finances. when I moved here we both got sick with pneumonia and he just got out of the hospital from that. Plus with the corona virus bs my entire county is on lockdown inside there homes so I cant go to work here. So, I sold my car and tried to invest in to monero so I could take advantage of the current volatile currency market (hopefully) and help him pay the mortgage that has already passed on his beautiful house just had just finished building with everything he has worked for AND his wife had worked for. You guys called me and treated up both like criminals for using your service and take our money? Then have an attitude when we are confused why and not helping us one bit, still keeping the money without a further word!!! I am not USING anybodies information, IT IS MY DYING 73 YEAR OLD FATHER FOR GOD SAKES have a friggin heart you monsters. YOU are the criminals we have done nothing wrong except trusting you with our livelihood. I am going to post this incident all over social media and contact my father lawyer if you dont just HELP ME! How heartless can you be do you really NEED our little bit of money that bad you would do such a thing?
Sam########## <#########@gmail.com> 1:42 AM (25 minutes ago) to support
YOU SEE WHY?????? You kept yelling at me and my father asking why like its any of your business what we do with our money. I can back up any verify EVERYTHING I have said including why I want to invest into monero and how every single day you hold my money you are killing us. Look at a recent chart of monero and even a 3 year old could figure out why I want to invest in it. Its gone up 45% in 14 days 5% every single day, Im not stupid or a criminal Im just poor and under some odd circumstantial hard times. Please dont make it worse for us then it all has been and is, People will have a field day with this story on social media and boycott your company I can guarantee that much. All this is just beyond me how anybody could be so misunderstanding and cold hearted. [link]1 look for yourself medusa
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COINME ARE CRIMINALS!!!!!!!
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List of Physical Stores where you can Buy or Sell bitcoin

There are a number of foreign currency exchanges and other places where there's a "storefront"/branch and an actual teller or other staff where you can just walk up and do a bitcoin buy and/or sell. But I don't think there's ever been a list of them compiled. Lots of location discoveries get shared on social media, like this one, bu there is just no comprehensive list anywhere. So that's what I'ld like to do here. If you know of a location please comment with the name or some details.
Physical stores and Trading Spaces
Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
North America:
Asia-Pacific:
Vouchers (retail)
Gift Cards
Vending
Hardware wallet sales locations (Note: It's always more secure to buy direct from the manufacturer)
There are also over-the counter (OTC) traders, who may or may not have a fixed location, but are not considered to be "physical stores":
Please share your additions, corrections, or comments.
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MKR Holder DAI-gest: Week 7, 2020

MKR Holder DAI-gest: Week 7, 2020

Governance Recap Week Ending February 15, 2020

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How to Purchase DAI with Cash in the U.S. (No Bank Account, Credit Card, or Debit Card Required)

Maybe you have visited the coinstar machine in the grocery store when cashing in your stockpiles of change, or just seen them when checking out. These kiosks now offer the ability to buy Bitcoin with cash. You can easily turn that into DAI and lock in an amazing savings rate on the Oasis DeFi platform by MakerDAO.
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Since Jan 1st, 2019 These Things Have Happened:

If you would have mentioned Bitcoin or crypto in general being applied in the following ways in 2017, you would have been laughed out of the building, state, and probably your home country.
The only bearish thing about BTC (and crypto overall) right now is last year's dump.
Swiss Bank Julius Baer to Offer Digital Asset Services
SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities
Blockchain-Focused ETF Arrives on London Stock Exchange
Samsung Unveils Cryptocurrency Wallet, Dapps for Galaxy S10 Phone
Fidelity Digital Assets “are live with a select group of eligible clients and will continue rolling out slowly. Our solutions are focused on the needs of hedge funds, family offices, pensions, endowments, other institutional investors.”
Major US Grocery Chain Kroger Ditches Visa, Discusses Accepting Bitcoin
Square Brought in Over $166 Million Through Bitcoin Sales Last Year
NASDAQ to Add Liquid Indices Tracking Value of BTC and ETH
BITCOIN WHALES QUIETLY STOCKPILED 150K BTC IN LAST TWO MONTHS
Ethereum's top 500 whales have increased their holdings 80% since Jan 2018.
Crypto Exchange Kraken Raises $100 Million, Acquires London Futures Firm
Coinstar machines will start selling Bitcoin at the grocery store
Crypto Victory: Colorado Exempts Cryptocurrencies From Securities Laws
(I'm sure I missed a ton of headlines, feel free to comment them and I will add to this list.)
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Be careful using Coinstar Vouchers, I waited a month, now they wont honor it, month goes by and dozen emails, they give me . Coinstar ruined their reputation all over $10 sad. And I wanted to recommend that system for BTC for noobs

title says it all, i hated having to even make this post, the coinstar people can look up my case if they want but I think ive been dragged through the halls of nonesense long enuf to be asked to do anything else, just reporting what i consider unintentional fraud, especialy when i provide everything a copy of voucher, my id, over and over and you cant even giveme the $10 worth of BTC I bought for liek $2, i bought at 4K BTC and i just want my lil bit of bitcoin...a nd they cant even give it to me? lol i am za****@********you can check my case if youw ork for coinstar and see this

really sucks i wanted to recommend those machines too.

Im sure they may work fine but I am not gonan sit back and be screwed over $10 worth of BTC and not report it

EDIT: after i said I would report the incident to BBB they finally emailed me back with a correction and now, i finally got my BTC, apparently some bug, whatever, i think teh system is different now, so maybe this wont happen again.

i am going to actually try using the machine again, even through I have cashapp now, its still cool way to buy BTC with cash if you need to immediately. Its probably better to just use cashapp card to buy BTC at this point or one of the many other easier ways to buy BTC but coinstar machines are better than nothing lol even if they dont sell BTC but vouchers, and you have to use a KYC website that wants ALL your info for a few dollars lol thats just the law, and theyre too afraid to just sell BTC ins mall amounts without KYC lol

theres no crime i could commit with $6 in btc hehe i wish KYC laws were common sense and these old peopel in government realized that trhe internet is not soem fuckinjg fad and we need crypto to LIVE, some africans i know use it to feed themselves they coudl very well DIE without crypto, just like many economies that are based on technology, its justa way for peopel to transfer money and its redoiculosuy weneed an ID for even thousand sof dollars lol. chase jpmorgana nd wells fargo get to laudner BILLIONS but we have to show our ID for fucking 3 dollars lol

anyway glad coinstars coinme peopel finally resolvedthsi when i threatened to call the police and BBB :D It worked!
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Can someone trade me for a coinme voucher?

I have a coinme voucher from the coinstar kiosk which I cant redeem. I would like to trade someone for bitcoin.
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I'm trying to put together a list of what's coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Latest News (most recent first) - Instant channels enable safe Lightning payments with unconfirmed funding Beta - Feb 10, 2019 - Voyager, New trading app from Uber & E-Trade execs announce launch date - Feb 9, 2019 - bumi/blockstream_satellite ruby gem for the Blockstream Satellite API - Feb 8, 2019 - New Zap Desktop 0.3.4 is out. New features, massive performance - Feb 8, 2019 - New release: @lightning desktop app v0.4.0-alpha - Feb 8, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Feb 7, 2019 - Japanese SBI Holdings will allow trading of coins - March 2019 - lnd v0.5.2-beta released - Feb 6, 2019 - Koala studios launches online LN gaming platform - Feb 6, 2019 - Independent Reserve has become the first #crypto exchange in Australia to be insured, with coverage underwritten by Lloyd's of London. - Feb 6, 2019 - Coinbase announces BTC support for their mobile (keep your own keys) wallet - Feb 6, 2019 - Blockstream published a new open source Proof of Reserves tool. - Feb 5, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.14-alpha - Feb 5, 2019 - dr-orlovsky/typhon-spec spec for new trestles side chain published - Feb 5, 2019 - Payment requests coming soon to BTCPay. - Feb 5th, 2019 - Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million - Feb 5th, 2019 - Next Blockchain cruise scheduled for June 9-13 - Feb 4, 2019 - Work on a GoTenna plugin to Electrum wallet in progress - Feb 4, 2019 - Bitcoin Candy Dispensers being open sourced - Feb 4, 2019 - New release of JoinMarket v0.5.3 - Feb 4, 2019 - Prime Trust won’t charge its clients to custody digital assets any longer. - Feb 4, 2019 - nodogsplash/nodogsplash wifi access using LN - Feb 3, 2019 - @tippin_me Receive tips using Lightning Network adds message feature - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitcoin-for-Taxes Bill in NH Unanimously Approved by House Subcommittee - Feb 3, 2019 - Full support for native segwit merged into bitcoinj - Feb 3, 2019 - Bitfury is partnering with financial services firm Final Frontier! - Feb 2, 2019 - Now you can open #LightningNetwork channels in @LightningJoule - Feb 2, 2019 - Integrating Blockstream’s Liquid payments on SideShift AI - Feb 1, 2019 - Wyoming legislature passes bill to recognize cryptocurrency as money - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa is open sourcing the code for the Casa Node - Feb 1, 2019 - Casa Browser Extension released - v0.5.2-beta-rc6 of lnd, full release getting very close now - Feb 1, 2019 - Tallycoin adds subscriptions and paywall features in bid to rival Patreon - Jan 31, 2019 - Static channel backup PR merged into LN - Jan 31, 2019 - The NYDFS grants another Bitlicense to ATM operator - Jan 31, 2019 - @pwuille currently proposing the “MiniScript” language to describe BTC output locking conditions for practical composition - Jan 31, 2019 - Fidelity is in the “final testing” phase for its new digital asset business - Jan 31, 2019 - Hardware wallet PR #109 just got merged so that @Trezor no longer requires user interaction for PIN - Jan 31, 2019 - CBOE, VanEck & SolidX filed a new & improved bitcoin ETF proposal. - Jan 31, 2019 - Casa Node code is now open sourced - Jan 31, 2019 - Next Bitoin halving in roughly 497 days - Jan 31, 2019 - BTCPay released 1.0.3.53 - Jan 31, 2019 - @binance now lets users purchase cryptos using Visa and Mastercard credit. - Jan 31, 2019 - Bitfury to Launch Bitcoin Operations in Paraguay - Jan 31, 2019 - Coinbase introduces very generous affiliate program - Jan 30, 2019 - DOJO Trusted Node bitcoin full node. Coming Early 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 - FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 30, 2019 - TD Ameritrade says clients want cryptocurrency investment options - company plans major announcement in 'first half of 2019' - Jan 30, 2019 - Storage component of Fidelity's @DigitalAssets live, with some assets under management, @nikhileshde - Jan 29, 2019 - lightning mainnet has reached 600 BTC capacity - Jan 29, 2019 - Drivechain shows picture of Grin side chain and suggests might be ready in 2 month - Jan 29, 2019 - Lightning labs iOS neutrino wallet in testing stage now - Jan 29, 2019 - Aliant offering cryptocurrency processing free-of-charge - Jan 29, 2019 - Chainstone’s Regulator product to manage assets on the way - Jan 29, 2019 - Fidelity Investments’ new crypto custody service may officially launch in March. - Jan 29, 2019 - Gemini's becomes FIRST crypto EXCHANGE and CUSTODIAN to complete a SOC 2 Review by Deloitte - Jan 29, 2019 - Iran has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency - Jan 29, 2019 - Confidential Transactions being added into Litecoin announcement - Jan 28, 2019 - http://FastBitcoins.com Enables Cash-for-Bitcoin Exchange Via the Lightning Network - Jan 28, 2019 - Germany’s largest online food delivery platform now accepts btc - Jan 27, 2019 - Launching a Bitcoin Developers School in Switzerland - Jan 27, 2019 - RTL release v0.1.13-alpha Lightning Build repository released - Jan 27, 2019 - The first pay-per-page fantasy novel available to Lightning Network. - Jan 27, 2019 - Numerous tools become available to write messages transmitted with Blockstream Satellite - Jan 26, 2019; - BTCPay 1.0.3.47 released - Jan 26,2019 - WordPress + WooCommerce + BTCPay Plugin is now live - Jan 25, 2019 - Juan Guaido has been promoting #Bitcoin since 2014 is new interim president of Venezuela - Jan 25, 2019 - Morgan Creek funds @RealBlocks - Jan 25, 2019 - Coinbase integrates TurboTax - Jan 25, 2019 - Robinhood received Bitlicense - Jan 25, 2019 - Anchor Labs launches custody - Jan 25, 2019 - NYSE Arca files w/ @BitwiseInvest for BTC ETF approval - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korea, Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island currently working to create pro crypto economic zones. - Jan 25, 2019 - valerio-vaccaro/Liquid-dashboard - Jan 25, 2019 - Bermuda to launch crypto friendly bank - Jan 25, 2019 - Mobile Bitcoin Wallet BRD Raises $15 Million, Plans for Expansion in Asia - Jan 25, 2019 - BullBitcoin rolling out alpha access of platform - Jan 25, 2019 - Electrum Wallet Release 3.3.3 - Jan 25, 2019 - Bitrefill, purchase Bitcoin and have it delivered directly over LN - Jan 25, 2019 - South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb looking to go public in USA - Jan 24, 2019 - Bitcoin Exchanges Don’t Need Money Transmitter Licenses in Pennsylvania - Jan 24, 2019 - US; New Hampshire Bill Aims to Legalize Bitcoin for State Payments in 2020 - Jan 24, 2019 - Robinhood, LibertyX Receive Licenses from New York Regulators - Jan 24, 2019 - Bakkt Bitcoin futures contract details released - Jan 24, 2019 - Blockstream CryptoFeed V3 now includes 30+ venues and 200M+ updates per day - Jan 24, 2019 - Binance Jersey – The Latest Binance European Exchange - Jan 2019
Commit Activity
Nodes and Market Dominance
Bitcoin
Financial
Lightning:
ASIC Miners:
Will update this section when I hear new developments
Wallets:
Hardware wallets:
LN
LN Apps:
LN Extensions / Launchers
LN Desktop wallets:
LN Mobile wallets:
LN Network:
LN Nodes:
LN Plugins:
LN Services:
Liquid Network
Rgulatory:
Exchanges:
Payments:
Please comment if you have any ideas on dates. Many of these dates are placeholders waiting for me to update. If you comment then I will update the post.
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Using Coinstar/Coinme - Cash to BTC

I’ve successfully used the coinstar BTC machine to get bitcoin quickly. Fastest way to turn cash to wallet that I know. Fees end up being 8-10%, but that’s low compared to what I’m used to.
Before you go, get yourself registered and any red tape finished. If you don’t pass it, don’t use this. It took me less than 10 mins. Had to give normal btc purchasing info, nothing more.
So I’ve deposited between $80 and $2000 on separate occasions. Each time, I could send it to my ultra encrypted wallet in 30 mins. Very happy with it. My previous go-to was bitquick. Most banks around me have stopped accepting cash transfer unless you had an account, and people take advantage of the markup there. They’ve gotten me my money within 3 hrs of deposit. Besides driving to the bank, driving to the other bank co-op, waiting in line, uploading picture receipt, it’s not quite as easy.
I did have a snag on my last CoinME transaction. I hadn’t used the service in almost 10 months. I saw that the transaction was redeemed, but not in the wallet. After 6 hours, I contacted customer service. They said that transactions were having problems, check back over 24-48 hours and I was upset, but after about 24 hours, it was there.
Also, before you start, it doesn’t show the current USD/BTC conversion, so it’s usually higher than expected, so that’s one ding against Coinme.
Overall, I would say, compared to other quick cash to coin methods, this is by far my favorite and least costly. Even with some improvements that could be made, I think more coinstars should have Coinme added, lots more people would have access to bitcoin, and people like me can drive 2 miles and within an hour, see my coin in my blockchain wallet.
Any positive/negative experiences? I’d like to know, really...
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r/Bitcoin recap - January 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the 25th monthly Bitcoin news recap.
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in January 2019
Adoption * The number of daily bitcoin transactions has been increasing rapidly again (10 Jan) * Bitcoin ads in Tokyo (11 Jan) * A fish-market in San Diego accepting bitcoin (12 Jan) * A discussion on handing out bitcoin at work (14 Jan) * Bitcoin transactions have increased by 50% over 6 months, with fees at a 2 year low (16 Jan) * LocalBitcoins has more volume than the Venezuelan stock market (16 Jan) * A popular content creator deletes his Patreon account and starts accepting bitcoin (16 Jan) * Buying bitcoin at one of 20k coinstar machines (17 Jan) * A story from a European teacher working in China using bitcoin to send money home (22 Jan) * Germany has 1/5th of the world’s Bitcoin nodes (23 Jan) * SatoshiLabs’ Lightning Node routes over 1 btc in transactions in one day (27 Jan) * Someone in Cambodia uses the Lightning Network and Bitrefill to pay their $1 weekly phone bill (30 Jan) * The Lightning Network reaches 600 btc in capacity (30 Jan)
Development * A special thank you to all the Bitcoin Core contributors in 2018 (1 Jan) * A discussion on the need for a lightning network stress test (6 Jan) * New Lightning apps made at the Seoul Bitcoin Lightning Hackathon (7 Jan) * Wasabi wallet can now mix large amounts faster (12 Jan) * Bitcoin Core developer Adam Gibson talks about fungibility, privacy and coinjoin (16 Jan) * A new Bitcoin developers school is launched in Switzerland (28 Jan)
Security * Bitcoin’s immune system (2 Jan) * A discussion on the importance of running full nodes after an attack on another cryptocurrency (8 Jan) * Google Play store requires Samourai Wallet to disable some of its security features (8 Jan) * The Kraken exchange CEO warns users to not store coins on an exchange if you’re not actively trading (16 Jan) * LocalBitcoins.com is compromised (26 Jan)
Mining * Bitmain lost 28% of its bitcoin mining market share in 6 months (2 Jan) * An analysis of a strange nonce pattern in Bitcoin since block 400k (7 Jan) * Bitcoin mining becomes more decentralized as Bitmain loses dominance (18 Jan)
Business * Overstock becomes the first major US company to pay taxes in bitcoin (4 Jan) * Gemini exchange promises it will start using SegWit, Bech32 addresses and transaction batching by the end of Q1 2019 (7 Jan) * Gab emails its 850k users about its switch to Bitcoin (9 Jan) * Bitrefill launches a Lightning channel opening service (9 Jan) * Jihan Wu is stepping down from his role as CEO of Bitmain according to an insider leak (10 Jan) * Bitcoin crowdfunding powered by BTCPay (10 Jan) * Bitmain shuts down its btc.com office (14 Jan) * One of the biggest banks in the Netherlands launches a bitcoin wallet (23 Jan) * A ‘leaked’ photo shows that the Samsung Galaxy 10 has a cryptocurrency wallet (24 Jan) * Data collection by bitcoin businesses (29 Jan) * Fidelity will launch its bitcoin custody service in March (30 Jan) * Paxful a P2P bitcoin marketplace, launches its second school in Rwanda (31 Jan) * The QuadrigaCX exchange goes bankrupt after losing access to its cold wallets (31 Jan)
Research * Data on the Proof of Keys event over the last 9 years (2 Jan) * 50% of the bitcoin supply hasn’t moved in a year (10 Jan) * A rebuttal to the reports of Bitcoin’s environmental damage (31 Jan)
Education * Bitcoin’s first block was mined 6 days after its genesis block (10 Jan) * TIME on why Bitcoin matters for freedom (24 Jan) * A simple explainer video of the Lightning Network (27 Jan)
Regulation & Politics * Coinbase bans Gab.com and its founder (5 Jan) * Some Yellow Vests in France are calling on their supporters to withdraw their money from the banks (8 Jan) * Wyoming introduces bill offering cryptocurrencies legal clarity (19 Jan) * The government of Zimbabwe shuts down the Internet country-wide and hurts its economy (21 Jan) * Venezuela’s new interim president is pro-bitcoin (25 Jan) * Iran lifts its Bitcoin ban (29 Jan)
Archeology (Financial Incumbents) * The European Central Bank has printed €2.85T since 2015 to help sustain the EU economy (4 Jan) * Some of the Yellow Vests in France are calling upon supporters to withdraw money from the banks (8 Jan) * EU fines Mastercard for €570M for high fees (22 Jan)
Price & Trading * Don’t look at ATHs, look at yearly lows (3 Jan) * Whenever you doubt your investing decisions, remember this guy (4 Jan) * Someone creates an open-source terminal dashboard for automated trading and charting (15 Jan)
Fun & Other * Someone put 5% of their paycheck into bitcoin for 3 years (1 Jan) * Bitcoin featured in The Times newspaper on its 10th anniversary (2 Jan) * Bitcoin was launched 10 years ago (3 Jan) * A “How to use bitcoin anonymously” article gets banned on Medium (5 Jan) * A street art treasure hunt in Paris with a Bitcoin puzzle (7 Jan) * An AMA with the co-founder of Wasabi Wallet (7 Jan) * People are trying to encourage others to quit smoking and acquire bitcoin with those savings (8 Jan) * 10 years since Hal Finney’s “Running Bitcoin” tweet (9 Jan) * Gab calls bitcoin “free speech money” (9 Jan) * Nick Szabo on Central Banks, gold and bitcoin (11 Jan) * A discussion on the public perception of ‘hodl’ (12 Jan) * A Twitch streamer receives 20 bitcoin in donations (13 Jan) * The Paris bitcoin puzzle was solved (14 Jan) * An AMA by Blockstream (16 Jan) * The challenges of launching a new cryptocurrency with Proof-of-Work today (16 Jan) * A bitcoin logo on a football team’s shirts in Israel (21 Jan) * Buckminster Fuller on an energy-value system in 1981 (22 Jan) * Someone started anonymously broadcasting messages over Blockstream’s satellites (24 Jan) * Bitcoin is inspiring a new generation of investors (28 Jan) * A story from someone who lost ~$2M USD in btc (29 Jan) * A discussion on tokenization in stock and bonds trading (31 Jan)
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Everyone calm down about Coinstar

Don't get me wrong - I think this is great to get the word out and get BTC more mainstream. But has anyone thought about how KYC/AML laws have bastardized the process? You put a buck into the Coinstar machine, and get… a voucher? You then take that to Coinme’s website and claim your crypto by… wait for it… entering in your name, phone number, and email address into this startup companies website.
What “John Doe” trying out BTC on a whim at Wal-Mart as he walks by the kiosk is going to be cool with that? I was actually going to run out at lunchtime and use it just to post a pic on my social media until I saw the KYC collection step, and that’s coming from a guy who’s already a Bitcoiner. I hope I’m wrong but an experience like this is just going to further solidify the masses association between crypto and scammy/dangerous/scary.
I don’t know the process, but if they put in $20 BEFORE finding out exactly how the voucher system works and the info that they will have to provide, they will be pissed.
I just want to reiterate that this is not the fault of Coinstar nor Coinme, and I commend them both on stepping up and sticking their neck out for BTC adoption. I just wish the legacy-system laws would stop shooting us in the foot at every GD turn.
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Here is a usecase

This thread makes it so obvious why Nano is needed.
https://www.reddit.com/CryptoCurrency/comments/bukm73/you_can_now_buy_bitcoin_at_those_coinsta
You would need to save up like 20$ in coins to make this worthwhile given btc's fees rn.
When I do groceries and pay cash I usually get like 20-30c back.
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Coinme Coinstar - Review / potential warning

EDIT: 5 mins after i posted this they called me and said that their compliance office cleared me and i was allowed access to my account. Hopefully others that choose to use their service don't have the same experience.

TLDR at the bottom.
Good Morning all,
I figured i'd share my experience with buying bitcoin through coinstar / coinme since i saw a lot of posts on the roll out but no actual details.
The price was better than other bitcoin atms ive used in the past (%4 fee & their rate for bitcoin was 160 over market, other BTMs in my area are 500+ over market & have similar % fees.)

The process of purchasing bitcoin through coinstar was simple and straight forward. It doesn't seem like you will even NEED to understand how to use a wallet to buy and HODL.

The trouble started when i went to redeem the voucher. I was able to submit the KYC pictures of my ID multiple times, but the selfie wouldn't upload (which was weird because when i long held the broken picture place holder i could download my selfie just fine)

Upon speaking with customer service they don't even see a record of my KYC data being submitted & now ill need to wait for their chief compliance officer to call me and manually verify my identity.

I'm forced to wonder if the trouble that they are creating is intentional... if I had only bought $5 or so there is NO WAY i would be going through this much trouble to claim it.

Has anyone else tried Coinme through coinstar? What was your experience.

TLDR: Buying is easy, but you may be SOL when you try to actually redeem the coin.


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There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATMs Around The World

There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATMs Around The World
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The total number of bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) worldwide reached 5,000 for the first time, monitoring resource CoinATMRadar confirmed on June 24.
According to the latest statistics, there are now 5,006 standalone BTMs in around 90 countries, where cryptocurrency users can buy or sell bitcoin (BTC). Some machines offer both services simultaneously.
The data caps a protracted period of growth in the BTM sector, with the U.S. leading the trend as more and more locations and formats appear.
June has seen a total of 150 installations, around 6 per day. General Bytes recently overtook Genesis Coin as the manufacturer with the largest number of BTMs installed.
As Cointelegraph reported, in 2019, it is not just the ‘classic’ BTM model which is expanding, but other methods of procuring BTC. A deal earlier in the year involving coin counting kiosk operator Coinstar brought bitcoin functionality to over 2,200 U.S. locations.
The U.S. currently has more than half of the world’s BTMs at 3,229, with a new pilot scheme this month bringing the machines to Circle K convenience stores in Arizona and Nevada.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with a respected organization like Circle K,” Marc Grens, president and co-founder of cryptocurrency provider DigitalMint said in a press release issued June 20.
“This partnership opens the door for massive expansion of Bitcoin access to new markets around the globe.”
Increasing competition in the BTM market is likely to reduce the fees charged to users, which tend to be noticeably higher than online alternatives.
Other in-person options, such as buying vouchers, are also gaining popularity with users keen on avoiding burdensome identity requirements.
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Coinstar Machines Now Sell Bitcoin!

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