On Saturday morning the Bitcoin community was treated to a tweet from Mike Tyson’s verified twitter account. “Coming soon… http://Miketysonbitcoin.com … Changing the way we get change.”
Following his link takes you to a single page titled “MIKE TYSON BITCOIN ATM – COMING AUGUST 2015.” Just above the subscription box users are asked to “JOIN THE BITCOIN REVOLUTION WITH THE MIKE TYSON BITCOIN ATM.”
“MIKE TYSON’S FASTEST KNOCK OUT IN THE RING WAS 30 SECONDS. THE MIKE TYSON BITCOIN ATM CAN TURN YOUR CASH INTO BITCOIN IN UNDER 20 SECONDS.”
This marks the first time a celebrity has put their name on a Bitcoin product. There have been previous occasions when celebrities have publicly shown their support of the new technology. Ashton Kutcher is well know for investing in BitGo, a bitcoin security platform that operates an online wallet for individual, while Mel B and Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, sell their own existing products while accepting bitcoin payments. However, never before has a celebrity put their own name on a product in the Bitcoin market, nor put their own marketing team to work pushing bitcoin in any significant way.
A Las Vegas mainstay, Tyson has focused on his acting career in recent years and has 29 acting credits under his belt, including the blockbuster Hangover series starring A-list actors Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. Sin city is already out in front of the Bitcoin adoption curve, according to Coin ATM Radar, with at least one casino having a Bitcoin ATM installed in its lobby, and a total of Eight Bitcoin ATMs around the city. Rumors have also placed a Ninth machine in the Luxor. Last October a Bitcoin conference called CoinAgenda was held in Tyson’s hometown.
Originally appeared at: http://bravenewcoin.com/news/mike-tyson-bitcoin-atm-provider-adresses-potential-scam/