A bitcoin ATM has been installed in the Mexican Senate, Senator Indira Kempis, a leading proponent of the pioneering cryptocurrency in the North American country, said today.
“We have put the first bitcoin ATM in the Mexican Senate. It is for educational purposes towards inclusion and the financial education of the future, ”Kempis posted via his Twitter account.
The initiative was applauded on social networks
Kempis exclusively commented that for the first time ever the Mexican Senate has an ATM for bitcoin, something he believes gives legitimacy to the agenda it has been promoting in favor of cryptocurrency regulation.
We have made a great commitment to financial education, as we are very happy to be able to present this alternative and to be able to explain to the curiosity of the people who are also showing a lot of interest, because there are people in Mexico who at the moment do not even know what it is. bitcoin and not even how buy Bitcoins. - Indira Kempis, Mexican senator.
The initiative was applauded on social networks by the cryptocurrency ecosystem, with some senators even pointing out that it is already possible to buy and sell bitcoin in the ATM installed in the Senate. Lawmakers agreed that it is a good time to modernize the economy of the future.
José Rodríguez, director of Talent Land, said the bitcoin ATM belongs to the firm ChainBytes and suggested the possibility of installing other devices in other Mexican cities.
"Monterrey and Guadalajara are where we have noticed the most interest," Rodriguez said. ChainBytes said it has worked in partnership with Mexico-based bitcoin ATM operator Axolotl to install a new device in the country's capital, specifically in the Senate of the Republic.
About 13 ATMs installed on Mexican territory
Eric Grill, CEO of ChainBytes said that by installing the ATM in the legislative building he hopes he has built a great way for those in charge to work on Mexican laws to familiarize themselves with bitcoin technology. "We hope this helps bitcoin to be accepted as legal tender in Mexico," he added.
In this regard, it should be added that according to Coin ATM Radar data so far there are only about 13 machines installed in Mexican territory, not counting the one that was activated today. Most of them are located in Mexico City.
As reported a few days ago, a forum on pioneering cryptocurrency was held last weekend in the Senate. On that occasion, the community, together with lawmakers, evaluated the path to follow to create a law that regulates the cryptocurrency industry.