06.30.14
Skyhook Ships 150 Open-Source Bitcoin ATMs in First Month

Open-source bitcoin ATM manufacturer Skyhook has announced that it has shipped 150 units since its May launch, and that 70 units have been sent to customers since the beginning of June alone.

Skyhook is unique within the bitcoin ATM ecosystem for its low-cost, portable alternative to more well-known brands like Lamassuand Robocoin. First launched in mid-May, Skyhook is based out of Portland, Oregon.

In an announcement on its official blog, the Skyhook team said that demand has been steadily rising for its open-source ATMs. The company now aims to complete 1,000 sales before 2015.

Skyhook also hopes to continue its mission of providing small-scale bitcoin entrepreneurs with the means to establish ATMs and create grassroots-level exchange locations.

The company wrote:

“Our goal with Skyhook has been to make it possible for everyone to become a bitcoin exchange, so that the buying of bitcoin is easy, accessible, and not restricted to a single central source.”

Positive reception

The company said that customer feedback has been constructive and often positive, saying that problems among its clients are few. It added that “we’ve gotten a lot of great testimonials and very creative use stories”.

In May, Skyhook COO Kyle Drake told CoinDesk that one of the company’s top priorities is to make it simpler for people to buy digital currencies.

He remarked:

“We want to help solve the bitcoin purchasing problem by making it so anyone that wants to try and use bitcoin can just go to a nearby ATM, and get some with cash. The best way to do that is to make bitcoin ATMs affordable, so that anybody can get and use one.”

Source: http://www.coindesk.com/skyhook-ships-150th-bitcoin-atm/