This VM provides you full bitcoin node . It has out of box setup for bitcoin which includes the bitcoind and bitcoin QT GUI and synched ledger. The bitcoin ledger is synched till the VM publishing date making it easier and faster for you to fully synch the ledger . Having your own full bitcoin node provides you following benefits:
Running any kind of Bitcoin wallet that does not require you to run a full node means that you have to place a certain degree of trust in the service provider.
A web-based wallet requires you to trust the central node through which your transactions are broadcasted and even lightweight clients like Electrum require that you trust their servers. Even an SPV client requires trust in a third party. With your own full node, you don’t need to worry about trusting a third party.
In the possible event of a hard fork where both blockchains remain active with economic activity on each, running a full node is the only way you can validate the rules of the new or old blockchain, according to your preference.