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Service now enables digital currency to be purchased at over 2,200 stores

coinstar bitcoin kiosk

Consumers can now buy the cryptocurrency bitcoin at kiosks in more than 2,200 grocery stores through a partnership between Coinme and Coinstar.

Seattle-based Coinme, a blockchain financial technology company, said this week that its collaboration with coin-counting kiosk provider Coinstar has now expanded its bitcoin purchasing service to retail locations across 21 states, including major markets such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Coinme and Bellevue, Wash.-based Coinstar launched the bitcoin service in mid-January at Coinstar kiosks inside select Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets in California, Texas and Washington. Other grocery banners now offering the service include Jewel, Shaw’s, Lucky/Lucky California, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, MaxxValue Foods, Strack & Van Til, Winn-Dixie, Piggly Wiggly, Acme Markets, ShopRite, Foodtown, Shop ‘n Save, Tops Market, Tom Thumb and La Fiesta Supermarket, among others.

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