The concept of cryptocurrency adoption has been appealing to the community for a long time now. This feeling has also been propelled by the developments and updates in the industry.
Statistics have now shown that the adoption of Bitcoin has been on the rise due to a number of its peripherals gaining significant traction across the globe. Bitcoin ATMs have become all rage, and global numbers have started to grow.
According to sources, new Bitcoin ATMs were being set up in cities across several regions. Many of these were for convenience but some have also felt the need to showcase how user-friendly and efficient a Bitcoin ATM is.
More than 400 Bitcoin ATMs were set up all over the world in January 2020. This influx in interest, as well as the capital, was the main reason why the total number of Bitcoin ATMs was closing in on 7000.
The increase in the number of Bitcoin ATMs comes at a time when the price, as well as the market cap of the coin, has gone up since 2019. Bitcoin and its compatriots have had a great start to 2020 and the increased ATMs was an effect of that phenomenon. There were some period highs in the middle of 2019 but that had waned once the bear market started towards the fag end of the year.
Statistics showed that at the start of this year there were only 6377 ATMs present around the world. In a month’s time, the number of new machines set up jumped to 432 while the number of ATMs closed was 104. These numbers showed a 5.1 percent increase in Bitcoin ATM space.
Since Bitcoin’s inception, the community around the cryptocurrency has grown by leaps and bounds. That has been evident in the number of companies foraying into the Bitcoin ATM space. Genesis Coin has the most number of ATMs with 16, followed by General Bytes with 62 machines. Several companies such as Coinflip Bitcoin ATMs and Bitcoin Depot that made news for installing completely new machines.
The United States has naturally taken the lead in the Bitcoin ATM sphere as the region was targeted by several fintech companies. In January, 325 new ATMs were installed in the US while five were added in Canada. The United Kingdom came in third place with two new ATMs in January. At the same time, some countries also saw a loss in the number of machines.
Austria reported that three ATMs were decommissioned in the country while the Netherlands shut down two locations. Other than Bitcoin, these machines also support cryptos such as Bitcoin Cash and even Dogecoin. BCH has become an ATM friendly crypto after the number of BCH supported ATMs increased by 4 percent in the last month.