Two bitcoin ATMs in the Dutch city of Amsterdam have been stolen, according to reports.
The news first broke over the weekend, as Coin ATM Radar picked up on the lack of activity from both machines and published the news on Twitter.
— Coin ATM Radar (@CoinATMRadar) February 14, 2015
Sign of bitcoin's 'maturity'
“In a way we see this as the bitcoin market maturing. If thieves start pointing their crowbars at the bitcoin ATMs, we know bitcoin has gone mainstream."
The exact amount of stolen funds is unknown. Wismeijer said that “it is hard enough to trade in bitcoin for a profit,” so “a loss like this is not easy to overcome for an independent trader”.
Although his machine was worth €2,300 ($2,600), Wismeijer says that the loss of a location and trader was "worth far more".
The police investigation is ongoing.
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