For the primary time in a decade, the variety of put in Bitcoin ATMs worldwide fell in 2023.
In accordance with data from Coin ATM Radar, the variety of put in Bitcoin ATMs on this planet fell 11%, from 37,827 on January 1, 2023, to 33,622 on the identical date in 2024.
Within the US, which accounts for 82% of all Bitcoin ATMs on this planet, the quantity was additionally down, falling from 32,672 to 27,621 over the course of 2023.
Judging from Coin ATM Radar’s knowledge, it’s the first time ever that the variety of put in Bitcoin ATMs within the US declines from one 12 months to the subsequent.
Constructive pattern exterior the US
Though US and world numbers have been down for the 12 months, the pattern remained constructive in a number of areas.
Within the European Union (EU), the variety of crypto ATMs at first of 2024 stood at 1,548, precisely 10 extra ATMs than the 1,538 machines that have been put in at first of 2023.
Moreover, the variety of Bitcoin ATMs was additionally up in Canada, Australia, Spain and Poland, whereas Switzerland noticed a notable lower within the variety of put in machines.
Different areas have additionally seen elevated adoption of Bitcoin with the assistance of Bitcoin ATMs, with as an illustration Bitcoin customers in Argentina and El Salvador getting access to Lightning Network-enabled Bitcoin ATMs.
The all-time excessive within the worldwide variety of Bitcoin ATMs was reached in August of 2022 with 39,376 put in machines, per Coin ATM Radar’s knowledge.
Who’s the biggest Bitcoin ATM operator and producer?
By far the biggest operator of Bitcoin ATMs in the intervening time is Bitcoin Depot, an Atlanta-based publicly listed firm within the US.
In accordance with Coin ATM Radar, Bitcoin Depot operates 6,311 Bitcoin ATMs, effectively forward of the three,880 ATMs which might be managed by CoinFlip, the second-largest operator.
By way of machine producers, Basic Bytes leads the race with 10,844 machines, or a 32.3% market share, forward of Genesis Coin with its 7,683 machines and 22.9% market share.