EVER purchased your morning coffee at a conference or convention using bitcoin? Know what bitcoin is?

Best get to stepping when it comes to digital currency knowledge then, considering the news that George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston has introduced its very own bitcoin ATM, in a bid to attract more conventions to its halls.

The software-based digital currency is a curious phenomenon, sweeping the world since its introduction in 2008 and incurring warnings about its consumer protections.

The Houston Chronicle reports the new ATM allows users to convert cash to bitcoins and vice versa, and ceo of the company it belongs to, Sheldon Weisfeld, believes the machine will attract business, given the bitcoin community’s loyalty and population size.