This year has seen a sharp increase in the number of crypto automated teller machines (ATMs) installed worldwide. Data from Coin ATM Radar shows that crypto ATM installation has increased by more than 70% to over 24,000 this year.
Over 10,000 Crypto ATMs Installed In 2021
No less than 10,000 new crypto ATMs have been installed this year alone, surpassing the 7,620 added in 2020, per Coin ATM Radar. These crypto ATMs are being installed at a speed of roughly 52.3 ATMs per day.
At press time, the crypto ATM tracker reported a total of 24,004 crypto ATMs globally. This represents a 71.73% growth from the 13,993 crypto machines earlier this year.
The US takes the lead for the country with the most installations, according to the report. There are over 21,161 ATMs in the US alone. Canada closely follows the US with 1,698 locations and the UK with 174 locations.
In terms of the manufacturers of the mahines, Genesis Coin tops the list with a total of 9,813 machines installed. This is closely followed by General Bytes with 5,720, Bitaccess with 2,766, and Coinsource with 1,684 machines.
The ATMs are operated by more than 600 different companies. Bitcoin Depot controls the market with about 15.8% market share.
Crypto ATM Operators Sealing Partnership Deals
Earlier this year, Bitcoin Depot started its expansion plans when it launched 115 kiosks across 24 US states, including Alabama, Minnesota, Florida, and California.
Bitcoin Depot has continued to grow its reach. Just last week, the crypto ATM operator sealed a partnership with convenience store chain Circle K.
Through this collaboration, Bitcoin Depot plans to expand its ATMs by installing over 6,000 kiosks across North America by the end of 2021.The partnership has resulted in the installation of more than 700 Bitcoin ATMs in the US and Canada.
Other operators like Coin Cloud and CoinFlip have also signed partnerships with celebrities to boost their operations. Coin Cloud partnered with Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee to promote cryptocurrency ATMs in an ad campaign.
The multimillion-dollar media campaign was tagged “The Currency of Currency” and was directed by Lee.
Last month, Coinflip also partnered with actor and bitcoin investor Neil Patrick Harris on a marketing campaign. The campaign titled “So Flippin’ Easy,” was aimed at promoting cryptocurrency investing.