28 Jul '14, 10pm

Arizona's first bitcoin machine broken by lightning strike via @azcentral

Arizona's first bitcoin machine broken by lightning strike via @azcentral

Arizona's first bitcoin ATM was disabled by a lightning strike after Friday night's thunderstorm in Tucson. (Photo: Associated Press) 11 CONNECT 41 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The electricity in the air over Arizona's first bitcoin ATM proved too much for the machine, which was knocked out of commission after lightning struck Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Tucson Friday said Brian Williams, founder of Javelin Investments LLC and the machine's owner and operator. It appears the building was struck by lightning and that in turn caused a power surge knocking out some of the ATM's core components, Williams said. "It's kind of like getting punched in the face. I'm trying to pick up the pieces and trying to figure out where we are at," Williams said. Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency, also known as a cryptocurrency, first introduced in 2009. The currency is r...

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