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Walmart Installs 200 New Bitcoin ATMs – Total 8000 Anticipated In Near Future.

Walmart aims to add 8,000 Bitcoin ATMs throughout the United States over the next few years, with 200 in the trial program.

Walmart has teamed with Coinstar, a cashback provider, and CoinMe, a cryptocurrency exchange, to deploy 200 ATMs in its U.S. locations.

According to Bloomberg, the extended rollout promises to eventually see the installation of 8,000 bitcoin ATMs nationally, despite the fact that the pilot only erected 200 kiosks. There are currently no details about the timeline.

According to the Coin ATM Radar, there are already over 25,000 bitcoin ATMs in the United States, located in various grocery stores and gas stations. Coinstar has 4,400 Bitcoin-buying kiosks throughout 33 states.

BitOoda’s chief strategy officer and head of research Sam Doctor told Bloomberg that while Bitcoin ATMs are not new developments, they can still be found in many supermarkets:

“Walmart is expanding Bitcoin (BTC) access to more people, however, and making it legal among critics, if they can issue it more than the first driver.”

Customers can deposit bank money and receive a paper voucher with a redemption code using the Bitcoin ATM. Customers must first create a Coinme account and pass a background check before using code. Users will not be allowed to withdraw Bitcoin from their accounts unless there is a clear indication that this capability will be available soon.

Bitcoin ATMs have an additional 11% fee, with a 4% Bitcoin option, and an additional 7% currency exchange rate.

For debit and credit card purchases, renowned crypto trading platforms Binance and Coinbase charge 3 percent to 4.5 percent and 3.99 percent, respectively. Direct deposits from a bank account to a Binance or Coinbase wallet are free.

The news was accepted as a sign of general acceptance by some, including promoter Lark Davis who said “Wal Mart sells Bitcoin now … well!” However, some users complain about the high cost.

“BTC ATM fees are very popular and the ‘current’ price of BTC remains very high when you buy and fall when you sell,” writes a data cyber -guy in response to the news.

“It’s a conclusion, but at least it’s a sign of acquisition – they think some people might want BTC enough to pay huge fees,” remarked Reddit user Axatar.

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