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.
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