Mike Tyson Partners With Bitcoin Direct For His Own ATM Brand

Posted On: 10/15/2015

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LAS VEGAS -- Just when you thought the world of bitcoins couldn't get any stranger, Mike Tyson is getting into the crypto-currency ring. The former heavyweight champ is partnering with Bitcoin Direct LLC, a subsidiary of Conexus Cattle Corp., to create his own brand of bitcoin ATMs.

The Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM will allow consumers to purchase bitcoin through their mobile devices. Bitcoin Direct said Tyson's image would help to bridge the gap between bitcoin users and mainstream pop culture.

The difference between purchasing bitcoin from a Mike Tyson ATM and purchasing it online is convenience and privacy, officials pointed out. Bitcoin ATMs offer both. Consumers can purchase bitcoin from a Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM by using their Bitcoin Wallet on smartphones.

"Mike is a universally known boxer and celebrity whose fan base extends across a broad demographic," said Bitcoin Direct chief executive Peter Klamka. "People around the world of all ages recognize him, so the Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM should help introduce bitcoin to the consumer and broaden its availability and appeal to the general public."

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NEW FACE OF BITCOIN: The former boxing champ has partnered with Bitcoin Direct for the Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM. The announcement, which was made in Las Vegas last month, marked one of Mike Tyson's rare endorsements.