Social media

Testing a Bitcoin ATM in Kraków, Poland

Author: LB 2020-09-14 72

Kraków is a city located in South-Poland and last time when I visited this fabulous city I discovered a few Bitcoin ATMs. I was interested in the differences between the machines in Poland and the ones in other parts of Europe. I have already tested a few of these ATMs in Vienna, Bratislava and Prague and it turned out that most of these machines can be operated in a very similar fashion, however there are some differences and I am going to shed some light on this for you with my Bitcoin ATM guide supplemented with colourful photos.

Poland has a border with Slovakia and I thought that the two countries have similar culture. This turned out to be true and even in terms of cryptocurrencies, Poland has similarities if you compare the machines with the Slovakian ones.

Most of the Bitcoin ATMs in Poland are manufactured by Lamassu and this is also true for some of the devices in Slovakia. On the other hand though, in Hungary and Austria most of the machines are delivered by General Bytes.

If you want to purchase cryptos, both of these manufactures provide excellent solutions for you. The same is true when you want to sell cryptocurrency to withdraw cash.

So my first journey was to the main railway station in Kraków to test the first Bitcoin ATM in this city. For this purpose I used the following Google Maps:

The main railway station has its entrance from a shopping mall. You will have to look for this entrance:

The main railway station in Kraków.

The machine is operated by flyingatom and you will have to go down to the lowest floor in this building and you will find the Bitcoin ATM on the right.

A Bitcoin ATM in Kraków.

So first of all, let's see how do we purchase Bitcoins using this machine. At first you will see a Polish screen, but you can set in to English.

Let's press the "Buy Bitcoin" button:

Buying Bitcoin in Kraków.

In the next step I will accept the terms and conditions:

The terms and conditions.

You have to scan your digital wallet's QR code and you also have to insert some Polish money into the Bitcoin ATM.

I tried to buy Bitcoins for 100 zloty this time.

Insert your money now!

In a few seconds you will receive your cryptocurrency and the application will notify you in the following way:

The Bitcoins I received.

You must have noticed that I had to register no private information so the transaction was completely anonymous.

For example when you are using a Bitcoin ATM in Hungary you have to register your phone number, but this time in Poland this step was not necessary.

The ATM will display the following screen upon successful transaction:

Successful transaction.

You can use a money exchange program to convert your 100 Polish zloty into USD for example and using the current market rate, I got the following value:

Exchanging money.

If you are using a digital wallet, you can see how much do your cryptos worth in USD and with this little calculation you can kind of estimate the transaction fees of this ATM.

The Bitcoin I received.

I calculated a 3 USD transaction cost this time, which is definitely not extreme.

It was relatively easy to use this machine. I could purchase my coins in less than 3 minutes with this Bitcoin ATM so I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Kraków.

If your are interested in more guides like this, be sure to check out my articles on Bitcoin ATMs from Salzburg, Košice, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague .

If you would like to see more of these posts, please don't forget to press a like on the Facebook page of the site and you can also support my using the following Bitcoin address: 1D6qYk7mWQFE1K5tUgqimjiCLT66AHdyNX

Interesting entries


How to withdraw money from a Bitcoin ATM in Kraków, Poland


Testing a Bitcoin ATM in Kraków, Poland


Withdrawing cash from a Bitcoin ATM in Salzburg, Austria


Purchasing Bitcoin in Salzburg, Austria without registering your phone number


Chinese technology is taking over the telecommunication markets in Africa


Bitcoin ATM in Košice, Slovakia


Selling Bitcoin for cash in Bratislava


How to purchase Bitcoin in Bratislava without registering your phone number


The cost of withdrawing cash from a Bitcoin ATM in Budapest


How much does it cost to use a cryptocurrency ATM in Hungary?


Detailed comparison on Bitcoin ATMs across central Europe


Withdrawing cash in Prague from a Bitcoin ATM


Bitcoin ATM in Prague with no fixed transaction fee


How to withdraw cash from a Bitcoin ATM in Prague without revealing your personal information?


Buying Bitcoin in Prague


How to purchase Bitcoin in Prague without revealing your personal information?


How to buy cryptocurrency in Budapest


Purchase cryptos at the best market price!


The Japanese way of money from the Genji Era to the Mt. Gox scandal


How to withdraw cash using a Bitcoin ATM in Vienna?


Two-way Bitcoin ATM in Vienna, Austria


Two-way bitcoin ATM in Budapest


How to withdraw cash from a Bitcoin ATM in Budapest?


Cryptocurrency ATM in Budapest


Employee evaluation system based on blockchain technology from Japan


Kazakhstan to ban transfer between anonymous electronic wallets


Bitcoin mining is getting popular in Kazakhstan with Japanese investment


Deceptive marketing schemes on video sharing platforms in China


Revolutionary solutions in networking from Japan


User data leakage from Russian financial institutions


Where are the largest Bitcoin mines in the world?