I noticed the Coinstar machine at my local grocery store now offers to convert your coints into BTC, which is pretty cool. Looks like they just print a URL for you though (not private key) but still a step towards bringing it mainstream. https://www.coinstar.com/bitcoin


@alex that's awesome, I didn't know they were doing this. I wonder why they don't accept coins, though. Probably harder to detect fake coins?

One of the use-cases I hope to see for Lightning and Raiden networks is in coin and vending machines. If these machines start accepting payments and also being able to dispense small amounts, they could become effectively tiny ATMs and the vending machine companies would save in value transfers.

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