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October 31, 2013, 04:13:12 AM
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/29/uk-bitcoin-atm-idUKBRE99S1ED20131029


Jeff Hudson poses for a picture in front of, according to co-founders of Vancouver Bitcoiniacs Trading Company.

(Reuters) - A silver and blue ATM, perched up next to the espresso bar in a trendy Vancouver coffee shop, could launch a new era for the digital currency bitcoin, offering an almost instant way to exchange the world's leading virtual money for cash.

The value of a bitcoin soared from $13 in January to a high of $266 in April as more businesses and consumers used them to buy and sell online. Some investors are also treating bitcoins like gold, using them to hedge against currency fluctuations and speculating on their rise.

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