100 bitcoin ATMs are about to hit the streets of Australia, according to a local radio report.
The report didn't give away many specifics about the project or the company, and the brand of the ATMs wasn't mentioned. CEO Chris Guzowski said:
This information suggests that the ATMs will be two-way, and the image on the company's website shows they're likely to be Robocoin machines.
The interview also quoted David Glance from the University of Western Australia's Centre for Software Practice as saying it will take more than ATMs to facilitate mass adoption:
Banks and regulators
NAB also published a mostly-positive internal research paper on bitcoin for FX traders, saying that while bitcoin did not meet the legal definition of a 'currency', it is everything a currency is supposed to be: durable, portable, fungible and divisible.
Australian regulators have not issued any formal guidelines on bitcoin just yet. But the governor of its central bank did pass on a casual warning about "speculative excesses" in a newspaper interview last December.
CoinDesk has contacted Australian Bitcoin ATMs and the Australian Bitcoin Association for comment on this story, and will update.
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