«Bitcoin» lands on the Bank. Carcaixent is the first town in the region that has an ATM of this criptodivisa. The ATMs Bitcoins Exchange Company, based in Girona, has installed it in the Ribera del Xúquer shopping center and is now operating. The device, designed and manufactured by BTC company easy, allows the purchase and saleof bitcoins. The ‘currency of internet’, according to its creators, seeks expansion in Valencia, where already cash in Valencia and Elx opened last June.
The bitcoin is defined as a criptodivisa, a digital medium of exchange of value, which started to operate in 2009. It is a community project and free software, based on cryptography, that does not depend on the Government of any State or of any centralized organization. The bitcoin can be exchanged in a way almost instant for traditional money and, even if they are in a slow process of adaptation, increasingly there are more shops of all kinds that accepted it as means of payment.
The Catalan company has just installed a score of these ATMs in all Spain, one of them being Carcaixent. The town of the Bank plays an important role in an area in which society has shown a great interest: «We understand that the Mediterranean areais perfect to expand the offer of cash, mainly because it‘s a powerful economy, attracts large numbers of tourists every year and has people very open to the use of new technologies» explains the entity itself. Hence, they have put their eyes in the regionand, more specifically, in the carcagentino shopping centre, where you have installed the new machine.
Through this, anyone can make the exchange of currency between euros and bitcoins, with a maximum limit of 1,000 euros per operation, either through a monetary income or through a bank transfer. This new system has its own method of storage ofmoney, which, so as not to complicate people, have called simply purse. When a person acquires this criptodivisa transaction is recorded in this stand or, where not available, is issued a receipt and a password to access it.