Today's date is October 27, 2021

Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg installs Bitcoin ATM

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On August 3 the Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg announced via Facebook that Seminole County now has a fully functional and installed Bitcoin ATM at one of their locations.

“We now have a Bitcoin ATM at the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office located in Casselberry,” Greenberg posted on Facebook accompanied with a picture of a Bitcoin ATM for people to utilize.

In May, we reported about Seminole County fully accepting bitcoin as payment and it being the first government agency to accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash. Now residents can transfer money into bitcoin at the kiosk at the Casselberry location. Bitcoin kiosks and ATMs are connected to the Internet and allow the insertion of money in exchange for bitcoins.

The new payment option went into effect in June. People in the county now have the option to pay using BitPay for property taxes, driver’s license and ID card fees, tags and titles.

Paying taxes by debit or credit cards requires a third-party processor, leading to additional fees. Bitcoin helps eliminate most of the fees required for a transaction.

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