Burglars rip bitcoin ATM from Barcelona crypto-store

Burglars rip bitcoin ATM from Barcelona crypto-store

Spanish authorities are examining the break-in of a ‘bitcoin ATM’ in a raid on a cryptocurrency exchange outlet in a rich Barcelona area, regional media reported on Friday.

Bitcoin ATMs enable clients to acquire cryptocurrency utilizing money or a debit card, while some likewise let users to exchange their crypto holdings for money.

According to information from the Coin ATM radar site, which tracks the area of crypto ATMs, Spain has 158 such devices, the greatest number in Europe.

Catalonia’s Mossos d’Esquadra police stated an ATM had actually been taken at around 3 a.m. and decreased to supply anymore info to prevent impeding the examination.

Citing cops sources, EFE news company stated burglars took the bitcoin ATM from a store on Beethoven street in the Sarria location, house to a branch of the GBTC cryptocurrency exchange.

GBTC did not return several ask for remark and the authorities decreased to verify the precise place of the burglary.

An unproven video professing to reveal the criminal offense revealed an SUV ramming into the closed shutters of the GBTC shop prior to half a lots or so individuals in hoods brought the atm into a 2nd vehicle waiting on the street.

One of the opponents sprayed a fire extinguisher at observers as the 2 automobiles sped off into the night.

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