First Bitcoin ATM in Winnipeg to Launch in February


The digital currency known as Bitcoin has been taking the financial world by storm, and now the first ATM to offer the currency is launching in Winnipeg.

As part of CoinFest, the multi-city international event to help educate people about Bitcoin and promote the growing Bitcoin economy, local startup BitTeller will launch the city’s first Bitcoin ATM on February 15.

The event will be held at Santa Lucia Pizza lounge, 4 St. Mary’s Road, from 1-5 p.m.

The pizza lounge will also begin accepting Bitcoin payments for dine-in purchases only to coincide with the event. Local sponsor Best Sleep Centre has hopped on the Bitcoin bandwagon to accept the form of payment as well.