29 Oct '16, 6pm

Swiss railway ticket machines to sell Bitcoin digital currency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Swiss travellers will be able to swap their francs for Bitcoins at railway ticket machines from 11 November Switzerland's national rail service (SBB) plans to start selling the digital currency Bitcoin at stations next month. From 11 November, customers will be able to trade Swiss francs for Bitcoins using ticket machines. They will not be able to buy tickets with the web-based currency, though. The SBB said it had been testing customer demand for Bitcoin across the country, and had decided to launch a two-year pilot project. Media caption The BBC's Rory Cellan Jones explains how Bitcoin works To buy Bitcoins, would-be purchasers will have to give a mobile phone number for identification. Transactions will be capped at 500 Swiss Francs (£415 / $500) each. One Bitcoin currently equals around 708.64 Swiss Francs, but it is possible ...

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