At first glance, Mario’s Gourmet Deli, a New York City bodega on the corner of West 106th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, looks like a regular corner store.
But inside there’s an ATM that gives folks access to what some view as the future of payments and finance: bitcoin.
The recently installed ATM was featured in a New Yorker piece by Ian Parker, who described it as a “machine with the body of a regular ATM but the soul of a lottery terminal.”
I paid the deli a visit to buy some bitcoin, the digital coin that’s up over 400% this year. Here’s what it was like. (Please excuse my poor photography skills.)
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