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The City of Williston is hoping to boost the cryptocurrency adoption rate in the area by installing a crypto ATM at the Williston Basin International Airport (XWA).
The “government-hosted cryptocurrency kiosk,” launched in partnership with Coin Cloud, is expected to serve travellers and non-travellers, enabling them to trade over 40 cryptocurrencies.
“This is an ambitious step in introducing and engaging the public towards cryptocurrency while proactively playing a role in building the digital ecosystem,” Williston’s Finance Director Hercules Cummings said. “We partnered with BitPay to accept digital currency for city utility bills and now with a municipal-hosted DCM, we are creating a successful road map for the public to embrace cryptocurrency”.
Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), and Shiba Inu (SHIB) are amongst the list of digital currencies that can be bought or sold using the crypto ATM.
“We’re excited to move into the travel sector with this historic installation in Williston,” Coin Cloud founder Chris McAlary said, adding that the services provided by the Digital Currency Machine is a huge leap into the future.
Over 1,000 flights were scheduled in 2020 as the XWA airport helped transport 62,000 travellers.
In September this year, authorities added more flights to serve the swift growing passenger demand.