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DigitalMint, Kerma Tech team to expand Bitcoin ATM locations

DigitalMint, a bitcoin point-of-sale provider, is teaming up with Kerma Tech, a Southeast ATM operator, to provide access to cryptocurrency across several states, including Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana, according to a press release.

The initial launch calls for Bitcoin ATMs in gas stations and convenience stores in 25 locations. DigitalMint's expansion comes just a few months after the company announced its partnership with Answers. Etc., a financial services software provider. It's aiming to make cryptocurrency more accessible to the public through kiosks and teller windows in a wide range of locations such as gas stations and convenience stores.

The number of U.S. bitcoin ATMs has more than doubled in a year from 4,213 in 2019 to 9,242 in 2020. DigitalMint has more than 675 brick-and-mortar locations across 32 U.S. states.

"The Kerma Tech team is thrilled to work with a Bitcoin point-of-sale provider like DigitalMint," Amyn Remtulla, co-founder of Kerma Tech, said in the release. "We're confident that with our collective efforts and innovative services we will help accelerate cryptocurrency adoption throughout the nation."