News of the world's first ever Bitcoin ATM propelled excited early adopters (and a whole bunch of media) to an unassuming coffee shop in Downtown Vancouver Wednesday.
One excited customer uploaded a video of himself purchasing $100 of the new currency to YouTube.
"How cool is that ??!! BTC rules," responded mGa FirsT.
On Twitter, there was some dispute not just about the value of the virtual currency, but who exactly the world's first ever Bitcoin ATM user was.
Behind the scenes:
This guy says he was first:
But maybe it was this gal:
Some were late to the party:
Apparently I need to buy me some bitcoins. http://t.co/Sn3sQoCJeM— Sophie Lui (@sophielui) October 29, 2013
Everyone else wished they'd been unfashionably early:
Lucky son of a ******! "Man Forgets About Buying $27 of Bitcoin, Is Now Worth About $1 Million" http://t.co/V5iHCSDKB3— Adrian MacNair (@adrianmacnair) October 30, 2013
Some extended an offer of help:
Others were looking for payback:
"for $20 I will meet with you somewhere and give you a brief lecture and some reading materials to help you understand Bitcoin better."— a spooky joe! (@a_cool_me) October 30, 2013
While some remained blissfully ignorant:
@adr I honestly don't understand. So it's like...old timey trading beads for corn?— Grumpylibrarian (@grumpylibrarian) October 30, 2013
And really didn't care:
I don’t understand Bitcoin or people for that matter.— Zach Ham (@ZachHam) October 30, 2013
And this guy saw it as an opportunity to take a swipe at Canada. The nerve!
A bitcoin ATM in Vancouver http://t.co/BlWJxKR4ke Perhaps because the national currency is known as the loonie?— Jeffrey Cane (@Jeffrey_Cane) October 30, 2013
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