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The next time you catch a train at South Station you may be tempted to buy bitcoins to go with your morning coffee. They're available at a convenient ATM. The bitcoin is a currency you can buy online. But there is now a physical plastic machine in Boston where you can go spend your money on cyber money. And it's the first of its kind in the U.S.
Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe technology writer. He's author of "You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves." He tweets at @GlobeTechLab.
- "The ATM at Boston’s South Station snatched the money from my hand and didn’t even give me a receipt. But my smartphone’s green glow let me know I had just invested $5 in the world’s most controversial, questionable, and exciting new currency, the bitcoin."
- "Get bitcoin in just a few seconds from the Liberty Teller kiosk at our new South Station location. We are next to Track 6 of the train platform."
This segment aired on February 20, 2014.