A bitcoin vending machine in front of a store in Keene, N.H. turned a year old last week, drawing people from throughout the region, according to the Concord Monitor in Concord, N.H. The machine, which could be the only public bitcoin vending machine in New England, draws attention from its association with the libertarian Free State Movement.
Ian Freeman, a member of the Free State Project who hosts a live talk show, says people drive up from Boston, Mass. and New York City since the machine is the only pubic bitcoin machine anywhere in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine or New York. Freeman calls the machine a bitcoin vending machine rather than a bitcoin ATM since it accepts dollars but does not dispense them.
Machine Symbolizes Free State Movement
The machine, made by Lamassu, sits in front of a former thrift store that has been converted into a shop called 101 Local Goods, 661 Marlborough St. in