Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson "may be biting off more than a rival’s ear" as it appears he's been scammed into supporting a Bitcoin ATM. Included in the endorsement is this great quote "this machine will turn your cash to Bitcoin in 20 seconds. Mike Tyson’s shortest fight ever was 30 seconds".
Precious little is known about the service other than what we’ve written above, and various Bitcoin forums are full of speculation as to whether this is a legitimate business enterprise or not. While Tyson is reported to actually be a smart operator by some, he certainly doesn’t always present himself that way in public. The biggest lead comes via the registration of the domain name miketysonbitcoin.com, which is registered to one Peter Klamka. A search finds that Klamka is the Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Brands, Inc., which offers a site called Bitcoin for Miles (a site to buy airline frequent flyer miles) and something called the “Bitcoin Vending Network,” which makes a mish-mash of claims, talking about offering ATM services on one hand, then vending machines (not sure if these are meant to be different) on the other.