The city of Williston, North Dakota recently adopted crypto.
They partnered with BitPay to allow crypto payments for utility bills.
Now, they are putting an ATM in its international airport.
They said the next step would be putting one in city hall.
North Dakota’s City of Williston continues its exploration and adoption of the cryptocurrency industry with the installation of a crypto automated teller machine (ATM) in its international airport.
The city’s administration officially announced the installation of the “government-hosted cryptocurrency kiosk” at the Williston Basin International Airport, allowing passengers and non-travelers to buy and sell 40 digital currencies. The list of supported coins includes Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB).
For the initiative, the City of Williston partnered with the crypto service Coin Cloud, which provided its digital currency machines (DCM) to the city. According to the firm, a DCM is “more than just a Bitcoin ATM” as it allows users to buy and sell not only Bitcoin but also 40 other digital assets with cash. “Old school Bitcoin ATMs can’t do all that,” Coin Cloud asserted.
Hercules Cummings, finance director for the City of Williston, told Cointelegraph that the effort “may be the first case of an airport and government-hosted crypto ATM” in the United States. He also now anticipates the city’s crypto payment volumes to increase, stating
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