Yeah, so I bought some BitCoin at a Liberty Teller kiosk in the South Station train terminal. I’ve been a BitCoin and virtual currency enthusiast for a while now but this was the first time I’ve actually purchased the stuff. Since acquiring BitCoin from online exchanges often takes multiple days and is still cloaked in some skepticism, the kiosk approach is a faster and more accessible alternative. My experience was quick and easy. I inserted $60 cash into a small atm-like machine with a touch display and received a ticket with a private key in return. I later transferred my BitCoin from that ticket to an app on my Nexus 4.
The Liberty Teller kiosk was dreamed up by two friends Kyle Powers and Chris Yim and is one the first first of its kind in the country. The pair have since opened an additional kiosk location at Clover Food Lab in Harvard Square and similar BitCoin outfits are continuing to sprout up across the globe. The future of BitCoin is both uncertain and exciting; finally having some skin in the game makes it all that much more exciting.