3. The Bitcoin ATM

Bitcoin ATM in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

The bitcoin ATM is a recent edition to bodegas and delis across the city. While no one seems to really understand how they work, bitcoin itself has become pretty popular over the years. Even the biggest fans of the digital payment system, however, have come to admit that the ATMs are just a marketing ploy, working more or less as “deposit-only” machines.

Nonetheless, there are now between ten to 15 bitcoin ATMs in the city, with more expected to come. Even if there are a few additional security steps, we encourage you to try them out. The most recent edition is at Mario’s Gourmet Deli, on Amsterdam Ave. and 106th Street.