TGU Consulting Group, a Honduran firm primarily based within the capital of Tegucigalpa, has reportedly put in the nation’s first Bitcoin ATM.
In accordance with a Friday Reuters report, TGU chief govt Juan Mayen led the transfer to put in the Bitcoin (BTC) ATM in one of many capital’s workplace buildings. The “la bitcoinera” machine permits crypto lovers to buy BTC and Ether (ETH) utilizing the native fiat forex, lempira, offered they’re keen to scan their IDs and disclose sure private info.
Mayen mentioned this was the primary automated strategy to buy Bitcoin in Honduras, however many software program builders had been accepting crypto for funds. In accordance with the TGU exec, many Hondurans have needed to trade money for crypto in particular person, an motion he described as “very inconvenient and harmful” within the nation — knowledge from crowd-sourced platform Numbeo reveals the extent of crime in Honduras as “very excessive.”
Lawmakers in some Central America nations have been taking extra pro-crypto positions because the market continues to develop. El Salvador is presently putting in Bitcoin ATMs throughout the nation in preparation for the cryptocurrency being accepted as authorized tender beginning on Sept. 7. At the least one member of Panama’s congress has additionally proposed laws for the nation to undertake Bitcoin and different cryptocurrencies.
Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Professional reveals the value of BTC is $48,976 on the time of publication, having risen greater than 3% within the final 24 hours. The ETH value is $3,272, having elevated greater than 4% over the identical interval.