Africa’s first Vendibit-Blockchain Teller Machine, a “VTM” launches in South Africa bringing cryptocurrencies to the African continent.
Vendibit, a South African blockchain company, proudly announced re-opening and rebranding of Africas very first “VTM”, a “cryptocurrency-ATM”, sometimes called a BTM, upgraded with Vendibit blockchain technology. The machine originally launched in 2014 to offer Bitcoin purchases will be available to the public and demonstrates how easy it can be to purchase digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum with South African Rand. The VTM is located inside the Spar-Northwold, found at Northwold Junction Shopping Centre in Randburg, outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
Vendibit is a leading the charge for mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies in Africa and provides start to finish machine deployment including installation, hardware, software, support and management.
Vendibit senior blockchain consultant Daniel Cappiello, partner on several projects worldwide foresees a brisk uptake, as South Africans join the global revolution in digital finance, allowing anyone with a simple smartphone to try out digital currency for themselves. Mr. Cappiello has overseen numerous deployment of VTM’s in The Americas, Europe and Asia since 2014.
Vendibit BTMs or “Bitcoin ATMs” are becoming increasingly popular with more than 3000 worldwide and growing rapidly. “We are happy to say that we were the first in all of Africa here in 2014 to install the first machine with our South African partners and we look forward to deploying many more. Any businesses interested in hosting such a machine are welcome to contact the company via its webpage www.vendibit.com
“The rapid spread of blockchain technology and Vendibit VTM machines are proof that the public is demanding access to the future, today. Most people are becoming familiar of blockchain and cryptocurrencies thanks to names like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. The VTM machines allows customers to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum with cash, with their smartphone-cryptocurrency e-wallets. They will also be able to send and receive peer-to-peer, without a bank. Worldwide, in USA, Europe and Asian countries, businesses are rapidly expanding their acceptance cryptocurrencies in day-to-day peer to peer and business transactions.
“Vendibit believes the customer should always come first. Cryptocurrencies are still new in South Africa, so making information easily available and understandable to a broad public is vital. The company is therefore focusing on its ‘5-C’ strategy, which emphasises Customers, Compliance, Cash, Convenience and Cryptocurrencies.
“It is key that people understand that the price of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is volatile”. Vendibit VTM machines and their host locations are not responsible for price volatility and are not financial advisors. “We urge everyone to learn more about digital currencies and Blockchain technologies” and to visit www.vendibit.com to hear more about VTMs.
Digital cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin are a revolution in human history. “We are enabling people to buy a bit of the future today”, said Mr. Cappiello. Cryptocurrencies can be sent from person to person through the internet, over mobile phones, used to pay for items online, with extremely low fees.
“There will initially be a limit on the transactions for security reasons. To assist us in the South African market, we are working closely with the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, including Shane Maguire, blockchain technology expert and editor at www.BitcoinHub.co.za
“From a theoretical perspective, money is just an idea that we all agree on – it used to be gold, then paper and now cryptocurrency could change the playing field and eventually it could be a new way of trading. Finance touches everything and everyone, particularly the migrant workers across the world who remit money through expensive traditional transfers. In Africa, Bitcoin could be a more cost-effective way of transferring money. Alternative currencies are a necessary idea, whose time has come to make a change in the world currency market.
“We see our customers as being people wanting to invest in cryptocurrencies and also using it as another platform (as they would do online) to send Bitcoin via a digital platform,” concludes Mr. Maguire and Mr. Cappiello.
For more information, visit to www.vendibit.com