Bitcoin wallet company Coinapult has partnered with Colombian kiosk payments company Punto Pago to bring the option for people across Colombia to buy bitcoin at 300 different locations.
Located in Panama, Coinapult is an early bitcoin startup that launched in 2012, which operates a bitcoin wallet, merchant services and API tools. They also partner with Crypto Capital so that you can deposit and withdraw funds from your bank account directly to Coinapult so you can buy and sell bitcoin.
In an announcement made today, the company says they have partnered with Punto Pago to integrate Coinapult into Punto Pago’s kiosks around Colombia. Punto Pago specializes in kiosk machines in Panama and Colombia that allow people to recharge their mobile phone balances and pay for services.
This integration allows individuals in Colombia to buy bitcoin at any one of Punto Pago kiosks in the country. Anybody can use the machine to buy bitcoin — all you need is an email address and Colombian Pesos. This makes it just as easy to buy bitcoin as it is to pay for cell phone credit or utility bills.
Bitcoin prices are displayed in Pesos, and a receipt is printed out when the transaction is complete. The bitcoins are delivered directly to a user’s email address, making it simple for new users to use the bitcoin network for the first time.
Colombia just recently got their own native bitcoin exchange with the launch of Colbitex, with plans to go live this month.