A Vancouver group is planning to put what's thought to be the world's first Bitcoin ATM into service next week. Putting aside the weird irony of a physical ATM accessing a strictly virtual currency, this got me wondering: would you use a Bitcoin ATM?
Bitcoin's been in the news a lot this week. The FBI just seized Dread Pirate Roberts' virtual cash stash, as part of the Silk Road investigation that's pushed the unregulated, decentralized currency into everyone's view. Now people who've never explored the dark corners of the web are talking about Bitcoin, and the currency's supporters think it's poised to enter mainstream use.