DIY Dogecoin ATM Demos at CoinFest Vancouver

DIY Dogecoin ATM Demos at CoinFest Vancouver

The world’s very first dogecoin ATM has bot launched te Vancouver, and it looks about spil serious spil the dogecoin logo.

The machine consists of a Nexus 7 tablet attatched to a briefcase, along with a money validator.

Unnecessary to say, this isn’t exactly a bona fide ATM and strafgevangenis is it supposed to be. It wasgoed created to spice up the two-day CoinFest digital currency festival ter Vancouver.

The ATM have one redeeming feature – it features a loterijlot of Comic Sans. However, this isn’t good news for everyone. Spil the telling goes, every time you use Comic Sans, somewhere te the world a designer dies.

Such Doge, much ATM

Joking aside, the contraption is fully functional and it illustrates what can be done with a bit of ingenuity on a very taut budget. Te other words, it works like a real crypto ATM, but it does not let users send coins, just buy them.

It most likely wouldn’t be a good idea to actually install it te a public space, either – the carrying treat is still fastened.

Using the ATM is relatively plain. Users simply need to press “Doge” on the tablet, scan a QR code containing the address, insert specie and klapper “To the Moon”. A few moments straks dogecoins will be transferred to the users’ digital wallet.

The Nexus 7 may not be the best choice for this sort of device, spil its front-facing camera isn’t very exceptional, but then again it runs vanilla Android straight from Google, which tends to make it a bit more stable than many Android tablets.

Is there a market for it?

Of course not – there is no market for dogecoin ATMs and there very likely never will be. However, the fact that it is possible to make a functional ATM with a bit of glue and outdated consumer electronics is news te itself.

The openness of dogecoin and the casual treatment taken by most dogecoin volgers is an interesting phenomenon, and is encouraging for the world of cryptocurrencies te general. According to Straight.com’s Stephen Hui, the ATM wasn’t working when he attempted to convert a few bucks into dogecoins.

Still, it is the thought that counts, especially ter the meme-loving world of dogecoin. Wow.

Pic Credit: Stephen Hui via Straight.com

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