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Bitcoin sale starts at rail ticket machines

The Swiss start-up SweePay has launched the sale of Bitcoins at 1,000 ticket machines belonging to the Swiss Federal Railways. To convert Swiss Franks into Bitcoins, users simply need a smartphone with a wallet app and a Swiss mobile phone number. The machine first scans the wallet address via a QR code and users then enter the amount they wish to exchange as well as their mobile phone number. They then receive a text message together with an mTan. In the next step, they make the payment using cash or a bank card and finally receive the Bitcoins in their wallet.

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