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Bitstop and KIOSK Information Systems Announce Bitcoin ATM Partnership at NRF Big Show 2019

LOUISVILLE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bitcoin ATM pioneer Bitstop has partnered with KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK), the largest custom self-service solution provider in North America, to create an innovative Bitcoin ATM platform enabling customers to easily buy and sell digital currency on the spot. KIOSK will be featuring the newest Bitstop ATM model at the 2019 NRF Big Show in booth #3755.

“We’re excited to partner with Bitstop on this Bitcoin ATM solution. They have a great reputation in the Bitcoin space and are one of the premier operators in the Crypto ATM industry.”

Bitstop’s innovative software platform paired with KIOSK’s industry-leading hardware sets a new standard in the Bitcoin ATM Industry, an industry that has grown from nothing five years ago to over 4,000 Bitcoin ATMs in 2018 (coinatmradar.com). Growth projections for this new niche ATM category are expected to exceed 10,000 installations world-wide in the next two years alone.

Retailers in the US and Internationally are taking notice because these ATMs are a great way to monetize existing floorspace while driving in-store foot traffic. Bitcoin ATMs are popping up in mainstream retail storefronts such as supermarkets, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, as well as hotels & airports.

Bitcoin is a digital currency which has seen hyper growth in recent years due to a surge in demand for the scarce digital asset by retail customers who want to invest. It’s still early days and access to Bitcoin can be complicated or confusing. Bitcoin ATMs solve this problem by making the process simple. In four easy steps, you can buy Bitcoin instantly. Customers don’t have to wait days for their Bitcoin or deal with complicated exchanges that provide little or no education.

On the solution partnership announcement, Bill Butler, KIOSK CEO, said, “We’re excited to partner with Bitstop on this Bitcoin ATM solution. They have a great reputation in the Bitcoin space and are one of the premier operators in the Crypto ATM industry.”

Andrew Barnard, Bitstop’s Co-Founder, states, “Our goal is to sell thousands of Bitcoin ATMs globally over the next few years. While the market is currently still in its infancy, we predict that within five years, it will be normal to see a Bitcoin ATM when you’re out shopping, traveling or pumping gas. To get to that point, we know it must be incredibly easy for the consumer to use, and for the retailer to operate. This solution partnership combines Bitstop’s four years of experience developing and operating a fleet of 100 Bitcoin ATMs with KIOSK’s 25+ years of industry leading design and engineering experience. The end result is a simple, secure, and reliable Bitcoin ATM exchange platform that is beneficial to both the consumer and the deploying retailer.” NRF demonstrations in KIOSK booth #3755.

About KIOSK Information Systems: As the Market Leader in Self-service Solutions, KIOSK provides proven expertise in design engineering, application development, integration, manufacturing, field support, and managed services for even the most sophisticated self-service platforms. A deep portfolio of standard and custom KIOSK designs are deployed among Top 100 Retailers and Fortune 500 clients in virtually all self-service vertical markets. www.kiosk.com, 800.509.5471.

About Bitstop: Bitstop is a Bitcoin infrastructure development company based in sunny Miami, FL. Founded in 2013, Bitstop is an early pioneer in the Bitcoin ATM industry whose mission is to build tools and services which make Bitcoin more accessible.

Contacts

KIOSK Information Systems
Cheryl Madeson, [email protected]
or
Bitstop
Serguei Hernandez, [email protected]

Coinapult 300 Bitcoin Kiosks Deployed

Bitcoin provider Coinapult and Punto Pago, a bitcoin kiosk operator, which will see 300 kiosks selling bitcoin to Colombians.

Source: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

I am not sure what exact clientele these machines are serving in Colombia. The main bills are mobile, telephone and broadband. Spend your pesos to get bitcoin to pay your bills

Cash Automation – ARCA & Crane

Press release issued by ARCA today.  The addition of the cash recycler is big news plus the new Android support.  At some point ARCA will abstract these devices into network appliances, and cash is still 50% and holding steady (and growing some).

ARCA’S ENVOY™ PLATFORM NOW FULLY INTEGRATED WITH
CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATION’S (CPI) MEI SCR AND SC logo_arca_3_0_0ADVANCE DEVICES

Envoy™ tested and certified by CPI engineers as an integration solution

Mebane, NC (July 9, 2015) — ARCA, a global leader in cash and payment automation technology, announced today that its self-service software development platform, Envoy™, is now compatible with Crane Payment Innovation’s (CPI) all-new MEI SCR bill recycler and SC Advance series bill acceptors. Envoy™ accelerates the integration of self-service transaction software with kiosk hardware by bridging the gap between software development and hardware integration.

“Envoy is designed to help software developers quickly integrate hardware – no matter which devices they choose,” said Brian Honeycutt, ARCA’s OEM Market Manager. “The majority of our customers are using industry leading MEI products to handle cash transactions, so supporting this hardware is critical to accelerating the customer’s software development. We want our customer to get from an initial concept to a production-quality kiosk as fast as possible.”

By integrating Envoy™ with two of CPI’s most popular components, ARCA is demonstrating its commitment to helping developers and engineers integrate components seamlessly. The MEI SCR is a two-denomination cash recycler component engineered to reduce costs associated with cash management. When equipped with the bunch-note feeder (BNF) and a larger cash box, the SCR can alternatively be employed as an entry-level deposit device with multi-note escrow capabilities. The SC Advance series of bill acceptors are designed with enhanced bill recognition technology with multiple configurations allowing it to be tailored to many different environments.

“Our engineers are working together with their ARCA counterparts to certify a wide range of CPI products on the Envoy platform, with the SCR and SC Advance product lines being the first out of the gate,” said Bassam Estaitieh, CPI’s Director of Marketing for Financial Services. “We see the value-add of the Envoy platform and believe it will unlock further market potential. Envoy will be instrumental in enabling cash automation products in the US and abroad.”

Envoy’s key features include:
Multi-vendor support – not just one brand, one product.
Multi-platform – Supports Windows or Linux software development
API supporting multiple programming languages
Device testing and integrated diagnostic application

Envoy is available for purchase immediately and is downloadable from the ARCA Developer Portal (developer.arca.com) after registering.

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About ARCA
Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Today, with customers in over 50 countries, ARCA continues to grow by providing technology and services to make transactions simpler, more efficient and more secure. To learn more about ARCA’s innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit www.arca.com.

About Crane Payment Innovations
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is built on the technological cpi-logoheritage of such brands as CashCode, Conlux, MEI, Money Controls, NRI and Telequip and holds one of the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems. CPI payment systems are recognized for delivering the greatest positive impact on operator profitability and consumer satisfaction in a variety of industries, including the bill payment kiosks. From banknote acceptors and recyclers to a wide range of coin products, CPI devices are mission critical to the operation of self-service machines.

ARCA and HP partnership

 

Learn more about ARCA here: www.arca.com Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, …

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ARCA is definitely one of the leaders in financial technology. The Alliance with HP only increases their spread.  Another smart move by a smart company.

ARCA Focus

  • Banking – financial institutions.
  • Retail Customers
  • OEM Customers – companies which incorporate ARCA technology

About ARCAlogo_arca_3_0_0

We provide technology and services to help people control cash in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Since the company began in 1998, ARCA has experienced strong, consistent growth and now has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, India and China.

More companies are seeking new and better ways to serve customers with transaction automation solutions. ARCA’s vision and commitment to customer service and technological innovation has helped companies become industry leaders.

Today, ARCA provides the largest selection of cash handling devices of any manufacturer in the world. We provide cash automation technologies to customers in over 50 countries and support these devices with world-class service from our headquarters near the Research Triangle in North Carolina.

Bitcoin ATM Kiosk Manufacturer TurnKey Kiosks Selected by Robocoin

TurnKey Kiosks LLC announces that it has been selected by Robocoin to manufacture the world’s leading Bitcoin ATM Kiosks. The biometrically enabled kiosks let customers instantly buy, sell or transfer Bitcoins. What started with the world’s first Bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada, Robocoins have now been deployed to 19 countries with 12 unique currencies and growing. From Coffee shops to Casinos, the Robocoin platform started the Bitcoin ATM industry and has remained the market leader. Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelley remarked, “We have selected TurnKey as our Hardware partner because of their knowledge in the kiosk technology space, their flexibility, and their total commitment to our project”. Bitcoin kiosk

The company has established market leadership in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer compliance, as well as customer protection and user experience. Apart from being the first Bitcoin ATM in the world, Robocoin has also gained worldwide press for being the first Bitcoin ATM in the U.S., presenting for the U.S. Congress, and integrating software to target global banking and remittance markets. Robocoin has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, and USA Today among others.

The Robocoin Kiosk comes in three models. 1) Robocoin Classic ($15,000) 2) Robocoin Recycler ($20,000) 3) Robocoin Recycler Max ($35,000), all available at Robocoin.com.

TurnKey Kiosks, www.turnkeykiosks.com is a custom kiosk manufacturer specializing in biometrically enabled transactional kiosks. Gary Strachan, Director of Operations for TurnKey Kiosks said “Turnkey is very proud and honored to have our kiosk selected by Robocoin. We worked very closely with the Robocoin Team to deliver a kiosk that enabled fast and secure Bitcoin transactions. It was also a challenge to launch with a world wide deployment, but we were happy to do so.” Turnkey continues their close relationship with Robocoin to keep on the forefront of technology required for Bitcoin transactions.