Ireland is a beautiful country with lots of history, folklore and home of St. Patrick’s Day, one of the most infamous and notorious events in the world. In order to make Ireland even more attractive, the country is slowly putting itself on the map in regards to Bitcoin as well. Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, recently saw a second Bitcoin ATM being installed.
Not Ireland’s Second Bitcoin ATM
Whereas most articles will say this is Ireland’s second “official” Bitcoin ATM, that is not entirely true. Ireland used to have two Bitcoin ATm’s before this new machine was added to the list, but the owners of The Baggott Inn in Dublin decided to remove the Bitcoin ATM from their premises at the end of September 2014. To this date, we have not received any indication as to where this Bitcoin ATM has been moved to, and whether or not it is still operational in Ireland.
Skyhook Bitcoin ATM Adoption
Either way, Ireland’s first Bitcoin ATM can be find in the GSMSolutions store in Dublin, located on Abbey Street. This Skyhook Bitcoin ATM is a one-way machine, meaning customers can use fiat currency to purchase Bitcoin at the machine, but not sell Bitcoin in exchange for fiat. According to CoinATMRadar, it is unknown how much fees this Skyhook Bitcoin ATM charges its customers.
The latest Bitcoin ATM installment, which is also a Skyhook machine, can be found at Busyfeet & Coco Cafe, located on S. William Street. As this premises is opened 7 days a week, there is ample opportunity for Bitcoin enthusiasts to stop by and check out the machine for yourself. Similar to the Skyhook machine at GSMSolutions, this is also a one-way machine, and there are no official details on how much fees you will pay by using this Bitcoin ATM.
Bitcoin ATM Rankings
Even though Ireland was initially one of the top 5 countries in the world where Bitcoin ATM’s were concerned, they have slipped to the #27 spot on the rankings over the course of this the last year. However, this is still excellent new for Ireland and their Bitcoin communities. it will remain interesting to see whether or not we will see Bitcoin ATM’s appear in other irish countries down the line.