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DC’s First Bitcoin ATM now at The Diner in Adams Morgan. Side note: “The Diner is not accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment at this time”

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm 18 Comments

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2453 18th Street, NW

From a press release:

“The Diner, 2453 18th St NW, Washington, DC is now the first location in the Nation’s Capital, to have a Bitcoin ATM machine. The Diner has been an integral part of DC’s 24 hour life cycle since Jan 2001, making it the perfect location for all hours access to one of only Bitcoin ATMs in the country. The Diner, “Serving early birds, night owls and everyone in between” allows for 24/7 access for Bitcoin users to interact with Bitcoin in a direct, and hands on way, allowing for users to either buy or sell their Bitcoins.

As the DC community increasingly operates on a 24 hour global cycle and technology improves, worlds are connecting. Things like financial transactions and eating don’t have to be separate from each other. American diners have always been where people connect with their friends, families and their communities. The Bitcoin ATM is technology that allows our guests to connect with the global community as well, and get a hearty meal all at the same time.

“I see the Diner as the logical choice to test out this new concept. The Diner is the pulse of DC 24/7, a longtime DC institution, that servers all walks of life all hours of the day”, says Constantine Stavropoulos owner of The Diner. “All of our restaurants are community gathering places. The addition of the Bitcoin ATM at the Diner allows us to be the first location in DC where the Bitcoin users can connect with this cutting edge technology while experiencing a traditional American experience, a diner”.

The Diner is part of the restaurants group that includes Tryst, Open City, The Coupe, Tryst at The Phillips, and soon to be Open City at the National Cathedral. Each location offers guests a unique experience, menus, and opportunity to connect and be a part of their neighborhoods and the DC community overall. The group strives to be the 3rd place; not your home or office but your 3rd place where you spend your time each day.

The Diner is not accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment at this time.”

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Photo courtesy The Diner

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