Mike Tyson joins Bitcoin 'revolution' with Las Vegas-based ATM

The way Mike Tyson spent his money in his heyday, it's no surprise he eventually got his own ATM.

An ATM machine with Tyson's image on it made its debut in the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The ATM, unveiled by Bitcoin Direct, turns cash into digital Bitcoin currency by putting bitcoins into a wallet on a mobile device.

"The Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM should help introduce bitcoin, the digital currency formerly seen as only used by the tech savvy, to the consumer and broaden its availability and appeal to the general public," Bitcoin Direct CEO Peter Klamka said in a statement.

Bitcoins can be sent person to person, and the value changes based on the market for them. On Thursday, for example, one Bitcoin equaled $233.17.

"I'm honored to join the bitcoin revolution with my very first bitcoin ATM," said Tyson, who was on hand for the machine's debut.

Companies that accept bitcoins include Dell and Microsoft. The Sacramento Kings became the first sports team to accept Bitcoin in January 2014. The first Bitcoin ATM was installed in Vancouver two years ago.