Mike Tyson Bites Into Bitcoin

Photo by Denise Truscello Getty images

Photo by Denise Truscello Getty images

If ever a fringe product wants to go mainstream and is looking for public credibility, a celebrity’s face—notoriety notwithstanding—can certainly pack a punch. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson teamed up with Bitcoin Direct LLC, a company that focuses on procuring the cryptocurrency for customers, to launch the first of many Bitcoin ATMs that will hit Las Vegas. The new Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM was recently unveiled at Off the Strip at the Linq.

The ATM allows users to instantly purchase the digital money for cash. Bitcoin Direct CEO Peter Klamka says Tyson’s appeal will help bring the currency to the general public, rather than just to the tech-savvy. If your milieu is more Downtown, Bitcoin ATMs can also be found at The D and Gold Spike casinos.

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