Dubai First Bitcoin ATM Gets Removed Just 2 Days After Its Launch


Dubai’s first Bitcoin ATM, installed earlier this week on March 19, was removed just 2 days after its launch, due to lack of AML/KYC obligations for the purchasing of Bitcoin (BTC).

Earlier this week, IIB reported on the launch of Dubai’s first Bitcoin ATM, highlighting its most intriguing aspect — that users could purchase Bitcoin with cash while staying completely anonymous, no questions asked.

The ATM was installed in the Rixos Premium, a luxury hotel and wellness center in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

Users were not required to provide any form of identification or know-your-customer (KYC). All they needed was a Bitcoin receiving address and cash with which to make the purchase. The ATM did not offer a function for users to sell Bitcoin,…



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