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Ehtereum was proposed in 2013 and launched in 2014 by Vitalik Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine. With Ethereum, Buterin intended to create a truly decentralized internet. In addition to being a cryptocurrency, it also provides a DIY platform for decentralized applications, commonly referred to as DApps. 

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Are Bitcoin ATMs Safe?

A Bitcoin Automated Teller Machine (ATM) helps people easily and quickly buy and sell cryptocurrency with cash. Bitcoin ATMs have been popping up worldwide to make cryptocurrency accessible to individuals who are unbanked and do not have the credit/debit cards required to purchase crypto online. Are Bitcoin ATMs safe? A simple answer: yes. We believe using a Bitcoin ATM is the safest way to buy cryptocurrency using cash.

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Cryptocurrency Explained: Litecoin

Litecoin is a digital currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to quickly send payments anywhere in the world. It’s 4x faster than Bitcoin and averages 30 minutes to complete transactions with the very low fixed fee of $0.06 cents.

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How Cryptocurrency Can Accelerate Financial Inclusion

At CoinFlip, we believe that the economy works best when it works for everyone. As it stands, it is not working for the billions of people around the globe that are not served by traditional banks. By providing essential financial services to the world’s unbanked, we are helping families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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Cryptocurrency Explained: How Bitcoin Works

Anyone looking to buy cryptocurrency should have a good understanding of what it is. With CoinFlip's *Cryptocurrency Explained* series, we break down the inner workings of blockchain technology, the various different coins available, and more. First up, we answer an important question: how does Bitcoin work?

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CoinFlip Partners with Wallet of Satoshi to List its Network of Bitcoin ATMs

CoinFlip, the leading Bitcoin ATM operator globally, and Wallet of Satoshi today announced a partnership to list CoinFlip’s network of Bitcoin ATMs, accessible through the wallet’s convenient in-app map. Wallet of Satoshi is the world’s simplest Bitcoin wallet offering lightning transactions. Together, they will work to grow crypto access for everyone, no matter their financial status and without the knowledge needed to transact on traditional crypto onramps, such as exchanges. 

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CoinFlip Rebrand

As a company, we are always innovating and striving for growth, and as we placed our 1,000th ATM we decided it was time to update our previous logo of the last five years.

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New Crypto Listings on CoinFlip Website

CoinFlip has enabled the purchase of Cosmos (ATOM), Dai (DAI), EOS (EOS), ICON (ICX), Ripple (XRP), Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR), Qtum (QTUM) by credit and debit card on our website.

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Update on Ethereum Transactions

Due to rising gas fee prices on the Ethereum network, CoinFlip will be updating the flat fee structure and the minimum transaction size for Ethereum transactions on our network of over 850 ATMs to ensure that users receive their Ether in a timely manner.

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CoinFlip Lists USDC Across Network Of Over 720 ATMs

CoinFlip, the leading Bitcoin ATM provider in the U.S., announced today that it has listed its first stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), on its 720-terminal network. The move is CoinFlip's first step into the fast-growing decentralized finance (DeFi) market, which provides open-access alternatives to banking services. CoinFlip customers will have access to many popular DeFi services, such as BlockFi, Crypto.com and Compound.

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Millennials are Ditching Banks, Buying Bitcoin for Retirement

Millennials entered the workforce at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. Distrusting of financial institutions, millennials are ditching the 401k to explore alternative investment options in preparation for retirement.

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Monarch Wallet Partners with CoinFlip to Expand Cryptocurrency Access to New and Underserved Audiences

Monarch Wallet and CoinFlip today announced a partnership to expand cryptocurrency access to underserved audiences. Monarch is a decentralized universal cryptocurrency wallet bringing together the best blockchain services, and CoinFlip is the leading bitcoin ATM provider in the U.S. Together, they will work to grow cryptocurrency access for the underbanked and unbanked, those in cash-heavy economies, and people who prefer hands-on support for their transactions.

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CoinFlip May 2020 Updates

May 2020 has been a wild ride — with the world seemingly diminishing into chaos, the CoinFlip team has continued our expansion efforts with the goal to make CoinFlip the most inclusive cryptocurrency onramp.

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Bitcoin and Regulations

This week, in response to the industry’s growth and still relative lack of broad understanding, the current US administration announced that they were investigating potential new regulations for cryptocurrencies, reportedly to crack down on illicit financial actions.

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CoinFlip Welcomes BNB Relisting

Today we are happy to announce that CoinFlip has joined the Binance Chain ecosystem by listing Binance Coin (BNB) on our network of nearly 500 CoinFlip Bitcoin ATMs! Users will be able to buy BNB with cash in 35 different states.

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What's Stopping Cryptocurrency's Disruption of Traditional Currency

The way cryptocurrency has dominated the headlines intermittently over the past couple of years might distract you from the fact that the story of cryptocurrency is far from being completely told. Bitcoin, the first truly decentralized cryptocurrency was created just 10 years ago.

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What's the Deal with Facebook's Newest Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a relatively new development so it’s no surprise that new market entrants are popping up fairly frequently. But when a company as large and influential as Facebook, with the backing of payment processors like PayPal, enters the world of cryptocurrency, it’s worth taking note, even if you’re not necessarily interested in purchasing any of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency called Libra.

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November/December Newsletter

Happy December, Flip Gang! It’s been another crazy month here at CoinFlip. Where are all our damn chairs? We’ve been narrowing down the list of causes and it might have something to do with our rapid expansion! We have broken our record day in sales, took a peak at number one in the world, added over 40 new ATMs in the past month, and hired 4 new employees; we’re starting to think these rogue chairs are a good problem to have.

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Crypto Questions: How Do I Invest in Cryptocurrency?

If you want to add Bitcoin and/or altcoin to your portfolio, here are the answers to a few common questions new investors often have about the virtual currency. CoinFlip offers secure tools and resources that allow you to buy cryptocurrency with a credit card quickly and safely.

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How do I Buy Bitcoin Through a Crypto ATM Machine?

If you’ve ever considered buying Bitcoin, you’ve likely run into obstacles figuring out how to make a safe and intelligent purchase that you can feel good about. Sometimes it might feel a little awkward going to a CoinFlip ATM to go from cash-to-crypto. Maybe it’s also more convenient for you to make a card purchase when it comes to your Bitcoin exchange.

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A Low-Risk Inflation Hedge? The Case for Bitcoin as Security Against Financial Downturn

Bitcoin – commonly referred to as "digital gold" – has proven itself a resilient asset during economic fluctuations and technological disruptions. But can it be relied upon as an inflation hedge on par with precious metals?

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The 5 Biggest Benefits of Bitcoin

Even if you're not interested in cryptocurrency as a long-term investment strategy, Bitcoin nonetheless offers numerous advantages over traditional monetary formats. Here are a few of the reasons why access to Bitcoin can be highly beneficial in a variety of circumstances. CoinFlip helps Bitcoin and altcoin users buy cryptocurrency with cash quickly and safely from secure Bitcoin ATMs throughout the United States.

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What Makes Cryptocurrency Volatile? Here are the Reasons Why Crypto Prices Fluctuate – and Why That's About to Change

Cryptocurrency price fluctuations are among the reasons some otherwise savvy investors shy away from including Bitcoin in their portfolios. However, while digital currency is a new phenomenon, it has already weathered multiple economic tribulations, hostile media coverage, and technological upheavals.

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Read this Before Using a Bitcoin ATM Location Finder

In this day and age when we all have more than a few options for just about everything, it might be a little overwhelming figuring out how to safely and effectively use Bitcoin, not to mention figuring out a convenient way to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Why Did The Bitcoin Price Just Skyrocket?

As of late May 2019, Forbes noted that Bitcoin prices have skyrocketed due to its many drivers of price, including technological, geopolitical, and regulatory in regards to compliment investor demand. This means there are multiple factors that go into Bitcoin’s rise in price.

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Bitcoin ATM: The Safest New Way to Buy Cryptocurrency

You may have been paying attention to the latest news about how Bitcoin is taking the world by storm. Bitcoin’s price has skyrocketed over the past few months and as of June 2019 Bitcoin has passed the $10,000 mark for the first time since early 2018.

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How do I Buy Bitcoin with Cash Right Now?

Cryptocurrency can seem like a complex or even sketchy subject for some, but it’s actually easier, safer, and smarter than ever to go from cash-to-crypto. CoinFlip makes the process simple and easy -- we have Bitcoin ATM locations all around the nation.

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Is Your State Crypto-Friendly? Here are the Best Bitcoin States in the U.S.

While Bitcoin was designed to be largely impervious to governmental censorship and even banning, it is federally regulated, with many states enacting additional regulations that are sometimes inconsistent with federal statutes. Here are some of the friendliest states for cryptocurrency investors and users. CoinFlip's secure platform offers the best way to buy Bitcoin with a credit card, debit card, or cash.

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The Safest Ways to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are essential components of any strong investment portfolio, but buying Bitcoin with a credit card safely can be a challenge. CoinFlip offers a safe and reliable cryptocurrency buying, selling, and trading resource through our online platform whenever you want to make a credit card transaction.

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Bitcoin Buyers See Steady Price Rebound: What Cryptocurrency Investors Should Consider

Cryptocurrency is a volatile commodity, but does Bitcoin's current upswing in value indicate that now is a good time to buy? If you're considering Bitcoin or altcoin investment, CoinFlip offers cryptocurrency solutions designed to accommodate diverse lifestyles and preferences. CoinFlip ATM terminals are located throughout the U.S., giving Bitcoin and altcoin investors a cash transaction option for both buying and selling quickly, safely, and conveniently.

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CoinFlip ATMs: Ways to Buy and Sell Bitcoins

There are numerous online resources for buying and selling Bitcoin – but are they trustworthy? If you're looking for a way to buy and sell Bitcoins, CoinFlip ATMs offer a secure and fast alternative to traditional exchanges, and best of all, they accept and dispense cash.

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Where Can I Use Cryptocurrency and Where Can I Buy Bitcoin with Cash Near Me?

In the second decade of the 21st century, buying Bitcoin is a bit like buying precious metals – you want it as a part of your portfolio as an inflation hedge, but you probably aren't going to walk into a bodega and buy a bag of chips with gold bullion. However, while most stores wouldn't accept a one-ounce Gold American Eagle in exchange for goods and services, many retailers and service providers are accepting cryptocurrency.

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Cryptocurrency ATMs: CoinFlip Offers Better Ways to Buy Bitcoin with Cash

If you're privacy-conscious, Bitcoin ATMs offer a secure system for purchasing Bitcoin and other altcoins with cash. CoinFlip offers better ways to buy Bitcoin with cash, with secure ATM terminals conveniently located throughout the U.S.

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The Fastest Way to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card: Making Sure Your Purchase is Safe

Buying Bitcoin with a credit card is a simple process – if you use the right platform. Here's how you can purchase Bitcoin with a credit card or debit card, and what to look for in an altcoin seller.

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What Determines the Price of Cryptocurrency?

When you buy or sell cryptocurrency at, for example, a CoinFlip cryptocurrency ATM, the price you pay (or cash you receive) depends on the value of that cryptocurrency. But understanding how the price of any given cryptocurrency is determined may be confusing for some. Fortunately, though many things can affect the price of cryptocurrency when you withdraw it from a CoinFlip ATM, the basic principles of price fluctuation are fairly simple.

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How to Buy Bitcoin with Cash Safely: CoinFlip Bitcoin ATMs

If you prefer to purchase Bitcoins via cash transactions, you need a safe and reliable solution. The following post explains how to buy Bitcoin with cash using CoinFlip's next-generation, fast, and secure Bitcoin ATM terminals. CoinFlip provides cryptocurrency investors with diverse and future-forward purchasing solutions.

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Explaining Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Basics with CoinFlip Founders

Early in 2018, Daniel Polotsky, along with Benjamin Weiss, came back to Northwestern University, where Polotsky studied Russian and economics and founded what would become CoinFlip. These days, CoinFlip provides cryptocurrency ATMs all over the United States. In his return visit to Northwestern, Polotsky sought to provide some clarity into the subject of cryptocurrency and blockchain, two related subjects that are often misunderstood.

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What's Is A Bitcoin ATM? Where Can I Buy Bitcoin in the USA?

Although Bitcoin and blockchain currency seem ubiquitous, discovering how to buy, sell, and exchange cryptocurrency can be a challenge. While most Bitcoin investors acquire their Bitcoin through a standard online Bitcoin exchange, there are some buyers who prefer the privacy and security of a Bitcoin ATM. In the following article, we explain what a Bitcoin ATM is, how it differs from a Bitcoin or cryptocurrency exchange, and where to buy Bitcoin in the USA. CoinFlip is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency solutions provider, offering resources for Bitcoin sales and purchase throughout the USA.

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Buying Bitcoin May be Smarter Than You Think: Here's Why Buying with CoinFlip Is Advantageous

Bitcoin seems like a complex and intimidating investment, but it gives users a secure and agnostic alternative to traditional currency. At CoinFlip, we provide safe and intuitive solutions for buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. If you want to learn how to buy Bitcoin with a credit card, visit our purchasing page and chat with our helpful representatives.

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Bitcoin for Beginners: How do I Buy Bitcoin Through an ATM?

Bitcoin transactions seem complex to the inexperienced, but the following article endeavors to demystify the process. CoinFlip offers secure and fast cryptocurrency transaction solutions for Bitcoin entrepreneurs.

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Cryptocurrency Overview: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum

To help you get your bearings in this new (and often confusing) world of digital currency, we’ll review the pertinent details of Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. That way, you’ll have a solid (but basic) overview of each of these types of cryptocurrencies when you come to a CoinFlip ATM.

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How to Use a Cryptocurrency ATM

Using a cryptocurrency ATM to buy or sell cryptocurrency can be an intimidating process if you’ve never done it. But cryptocurrency ATM companies like CoinFlip are making the experience easy, even for the uninitiated. The key to using a cryptocurrency ATM like CoinFlip’s is to be prepared. That means having your wallet (more on that later) set up, knowing what currency you need to select, and whether you’re planning to buy or sell your selected cryptocurrency.

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What are Cryptocurrency ATMs?

As the popularity of cryptocurrency continues to rise, with new currencies coming out every day, consistently fluctuating values, and a growing user market, it’s hard to meet someone who hasn’t heard of it. And yet, after the initial recognition, it’s very difficult to find a person who can get past the trendy phrases we’ve all already heard and know. Cryptocurrency has garnered a reputation of being a bit abstract/obscure, and many people write it off as something they won’t ever understand, a niche interest for those who click with numbers.

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Who Are the “Miners” in the World of Crypto, and What Do They Do?

If you’ve taken your first steps towards understanding cryptocurrency, you’ve probably heard references to “mining” and “miners” thrown around quite a bit, and for good reason. The role of miners and mining is key to the overall success and stability of cryptocurrencies as a whole.

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The Pros and Cons of Bitcoin ATMs

Whether you are a curious onlooker or an avid cryptocurrency collector, chances are that you have thought about the process of cashing out bitcoins. The numerous cryptocurrencies available on the market have their allure. Bitcoin ATMs and their respective service providers have begun to operate globally. You are no longer bound by blockchain trade in order to cash your crypto out in some form. However, bitcoin ATMs are still a novelty and pose their own positives and negatives. We’re here to take a look at the pros and cons of bitcoin ATMs and whether or not the idea of exchanging crypto for cash has any longevity behind it.

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What Is Cryptocurrency and How Can I Get Started?

In 2017, the cryptocurrency market soared to unprecedented heights as media attention and overall buzz surrounding cryptocurrencies led people to invest in digital currencies. The attention even led Merriam-Webster to add the word cryptocurrency to the dictionary. Although it has seemingly taken a step back from dominating news headlines, cryptocurrency is still a concept that is worth exploring and understanding further.

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