What is a Bitcoin ATM - How to Use It and Where to Find ...

If you require a government ID in order to sell me crypto-currency, you will not be getting my business. Here's why:

I'm in Edmonton for a while and figured on this fine free evening I'd drive downtown and try out the Robocoin at the Remedy Cafe.
First thing it wants is my phone number, and it sends me a text with a verification code. Then it asks me to choose a pin. OK
Step number three: Hold your government ID up to the camera.
That's a Big NOPE good buddy, over and out! I left at that point.
If you require a government ID in order to sell me cryptocurrency, you will not be getting my business.
Here's why:
1) For me, one of the most important advantages of cyrpto-currency is anonymous transactions. I do not want the government knowing I have bitcoin.
I'm not doing any illegal (seriously, I'm not), but without a warrant, there is absolutely no requirement that I tell any government what I do with my after-tax income. I don't want you telling them either.
2.a) It's bank machine. The only thing it should need from me is my money and my wallet ID. No other bank machine requires my ID to sell me cash. It shouldn't either.
2.b) It's a website. Unless you are shipping a physical product to my geographical location, you don't need any other information about me other than what it takes to verify my payment method.
3) This is the most important: I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!
Let's face it, you're just some guys who set up a website and built a machine with a camera in it, and you are amassing a database of people's sensitive information along with a picture of their picture Id as well as a picuter of them holding their official picture ID.
I'd be just as well off to give my id and credit card to the shady looking guy on the next corner. At least I can tell the police what he looked like.
Sure, maybe you have no evil intentions. But is your database secure? Are you sure? Are you sure your business partners aren't going to end up owing the mafia major money in gambling debts s/he can't repay?
...
Sure, I get it. You're running a business. You have to play by certain rules in order to remain in business in this country.
But I don't have to play that game with you. I'll find another way.
Good luck to you.
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NEOBEE Update 2014-01-22

Update taken from NEOBEE page on Havelock Investments and formatted for easier readability.

Flagship Branch

We are pleased to announce that Neo's flagship branch is scheduled to launch on February 24, 2014.
As part of the launch, we will also release the following three products:

Instant-Access BTC Wallet

This wallet will function as a standard Bitcoin wallet which utilizes the multi-signature process. Neo will earn revenue from these accounts through the fees paid when exchanging Euros for Bitcoin. Account holders will receive a Bee card, allowing them to make purchases at retailers around the island of Cyprus, and through existing Bitcoin payment gateways.

Time-Locked Wallets

This wallet will allow the customer to hold Bitcoins over a predetermined time period in their own wallet with multi-signature functionality. These wallets will enable the customer to execute an exchange back to Euros on the predetermined date for either the original Euro amount or for the value of the Bitcoin that is held in the wallet at the time of the exchange, however the maximum amount of gains the customer will receive will be limited to an agreed level. Neo will derive income from this type of wallet through gains made in the value of Bitcoin over an above the agreed percentage.

Merchant Wallet

This wallet will enable merchants to accept Bitcoin payments from anyone. Merchants will have the ability to determine the exact percentage of revenue they wish to retain as Bitcoins and how much they wish to convert instantly to Euros as settlement. Merchants may accept payments into their bank account through electronic transfer, or collect as cash from one of the Neo branches. Should the merchant choose to access their money through one of our branches, they will have access to those funds within one minute of accepting the payment.
We have decided to delay the second branch in Nicosia to ensure the flagship branch opening goes smoothly. The second branch will tentatively launch within the first quarter of 2014.

Bee Payment Network

We have taken delivery of the first batch of POS terminals. We are now finalizing the integration with Neo applications.
Bee will not charge transaction fees to merchants. This ensures the lowest barrier to entry. Bee will instead derive income from the rental of POS terminals and monthly fees for online payment gateways.
We have been working closely with a number of POS and Stock Management System developers to ensure compatibility and ease of integration with their systems and the Bee network. This will enable thousands of Cypriot and international merchants to easily integrate our terminals with existing infrastructure.

Neo EasyCoin

Neo EasyCoin is nearing the completion of beta testing. We are waiting for some locations to go online with different payment service providers. We are also working with other payment service providers in Europe to enable Neo EasyCoin to service additional European countries.
Neo EasyCoin will provide service to the United States once we are in possession of a written clarification from FinCEN regarding our business model. Our lawyers are working on this daily. While we are confident in our plan, we also want to ensure long-term stability.

Media Exposure

We have received consistent and positive attention from local news outlets, including newspapers, television, magazines and news websites.
Here are some examples:
We held a dinner event with the management and owners of several media companies based in Cyprus.

Marketing

Neo's first advertising campaign is now underway. The first television advertisement will premiere on February 1st. Radio advertisements and a new Neo & Bee website will be launched in support of this campaign. The website will include detailed information about our personal and merchant wallet service offerings.

Regulations

We continue to make progress in establishing clear regulations for the operation of Bitcoin-based businesses in Cyprus. We have taken the necessary steps to obtain a Cyprus investment firm license, which would enable us to offer time-locked wallets to customers. We will offer these wallets when we open the first branch.

Neo Xchange

Neo Xchange is a new venture in which Neo will act as a brokerage and trade on a new Bitcoin exchange under development. The Neo Xchange platform will offer trade derivatives and other financial instruments. This requires the platform to be regulated. We are working towards obtaining the required licenses from CySEC to operate this platform. More information will be provided as available.
Once this platform has been launched, Neo will have greater ability to hedge the instant-access pegged wallets.

Neo Portals

We are now developing our own ATM hardware that will enable customers to have access to all subsidiaries in many countries. This development will enable global expansion. By increasing our footprint in this manner, we can assess the data from these portals to determine optimal locations for expansion of the Neo network of branch locations.
The Neo Portals project is being managed by Brad Vaivoda. Brad Vaivoda graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.Sc in mechanical engineering. After beginning his career performing brake rotor design and analysis in Formula 1, he accepted a position aiding orthopedic surgeons during operations whilst working for Zimmer Holdings Inc., a medical device manufacturer in the orthopedic industry. Most recently, Brad was employed by The Boeing Company as a Test & Evaluation Engineer working across Boeing's commercial aircraft product lines.
Brad has since turned his focus to Bitcoin and Bitcoin-related ventures. He has considerable experience with bleeding-edge technology and is familiar with working in fast-paced environments.
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Various Bitcoin "ATMs" with KYC/AML aspects briefly listed. (22 brands)

Bitcoin "ATMs" (AKA vending machines/kiosks/branches/BTMs/CTMs) continue to spread around the planet. Here is a current snap-shot of most of the manufacturers with some further information about their products.
Just as operators of various machines may decide on what colour or graphics the machine has, operators may also have optional Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) features at their disposal. Companies like BitPay, Coinjar, Kraken, Mt Gox (did), Bitstamp, Coinbase etc require your ID. Our face is the biometric most commonly used by people and governments alike for ID. Fingerprints are less commonly utilised as a biometric ID by governments. Banks commonly use our face as a biometric ID.
1W=cash to bitcoin (one way). 2W=cash or CC to bitcoin and the reverse, "Cash out" (two ways)
AML aspects would typically include daily transaction amount limits. Operators may set AML limits on their machines.
Here is one apparent operators thoughts: (I hope re-posting is OK)
"I operate a Lamassu kiosk and while the manufacturer has recently developed software enhancements to comply with KYC/AML regulations, I have chosen not to implement them. Yeah, my ass is on the line here, but I've used the Robocoin machine and felt it was very intrusive. I like the idea of anonymity and I don't want to have to keep records of my customers' identities and monitor their private transactions. That's not Satoshi's way, nor is it mine. So far, I'm operating well under the radar and I'm not very worried about it (though some attorneys have warned me that I am taking a huge risk by following this path). I have a FinCen license, but there are no final state licensing regulations (yet), so until they tell me what I have to do to stay out of jail, I will continue to operate my machine as it was shipped, without collecting personal information from the users. The only "compliance" feature I've turned on so far is a maximum transaction limit of $500 USD. This is partly to avoid having to file Suspicious Activity Reports, but mainly to keep me from running out of bitcoins on a daily basis." - by Magg0tt
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