First Bitcoin ATM arrives in Akron as virtual currency challenges the real thing



By Amanda Garrett

Beacon Journal staff writer

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A Bitcoin ATM in Starz Market Saturday in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)


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Joe Hasan, a clerk at Starz Market, demonstrates how to use a Bitcoin ATM in the store Saturday in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)



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