Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bitcoin Mag Surprised No One is Interested In Jersey Bitcoin ATM

New Jersey got its first bitcoin ATM a couple of days ago. The bitcoin ATM was installed, curiously, in a hotbed area for Islamic sympathizers and the spooks following them, Jersey City.

The city is the former residence of the blind sheikh, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life sentence for his US government alleged planning role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Specifically,the machine was installed at the Smoke Shoe at 2822 Kennedy Blvd.

According to the ATM manufacturer, it chose to install the ATM there as it is one of the busiest areas in the city with lots of students, businessmen, employees and tourists visiting the place every day. But neither terrorists nor anyone else seems much interested in the machine.

NewsBTC reports:
Now that the city has its first bitcoin ATM, it is time to find whether it is popular or not. While we assumed that it would be popular with many people wanting to try it out, a New Jersey news publication decided to visit the Smoke Shop and find it out for themselves. According to the news site, the scenario out there was completely opposite to what most of us have assumed. As they went on asking few questions to patrons of the Smoke Shop, they came to realize that most of them didn’t want to try it out. While some of them knew about bitcoin or at least have heard of it mentioned, there were many who were clueless.

According to author, when she explained those present there about bitcoin as a virtual currency, many were taken aback and didn’t want to go near it and there were few who were indifferent to the whole concept. Even the students and tech savvy community seem to share the same vibe. Except for few people who have been using bitcoin to buy stuff from online stores, there aren’t many takers for bitcoin in Jersey City’s Smoke Shop.

1 comment:

  1. My ex has an online business that does business internationally. She accepts Bitcoin payments. It turns out it really works for folks from Russia and Iran. I wonder why?? haha. Otherwise, ho hum.