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ATM installations slow down in early 2022, making a first in history

 Over the remaining six months, Bitcoin (BTC) recorded sever milestones — El Salvador’s mainstream adoption, a new all-time high of $69,000 and a stronger-than-ever community hash rate. However, for the first time in history, global Bitcoin ATM installations in the first two months have slowed down when in contrast to the previous year.

ATM installations slow down in early 2022, making a first in history

Bitcoin ATM installations in the first two months of the 12 months have traditionally multiplied year-over-year, as evidenced by means of facts from Coin ATM Radar. The trend, however, breaks this year.

Considering solely January and February 2022, a whole of 1,817 crypto ATMs have been hooked up

 worldwide. In the equal timeframe remaining year, 2,435 crypto ATMs have been installed, which is 618 ATMs greater when in contrast to this year.

In 2020, solely 760 ATMs have been mounted in this timeframe, which overshadowed 2019’s 250 ATM installations.


One of the primary motives for the temporary slowdown can be attributed to the lack of involvement from more recent jurisdictions. For example, the United States by myself contributed to 93% of the whole world crypto ATM installations in 2022 with 1,689 new ATMs.


On the different hand, Bitcoin ATMs in Europe have been decreased through 1 ATM in the first two months, going down to a complete of 1,397 ATMs. At the time of writing, North America represents over 95% of complete crypto ATM installations with 34,284 ATMs.

There is a complete of 36,067 ATMs hooked up currently. Despite a slower begin to the year, crypto ATM installations are anticipated to develop as jurisdictions such as El Salvador plans to install 1,500 Bitcoin ATMs.

Unless extra governments amp up their efforts to crypto adoption, the ATM installations will discover it challenging to preserve an upward trajectory as current crypto-friendly nations attain saturation in phrases of putting in new crypto and Bitcoin ATMs.



One of the instantaneous superb consequences of Bitcoin adoption for El Salvador is an unexpected spike in tourism. Salvadoran Tourism Minister Modena Valdez stated on Feb. 22 that the country’s tourism enterprise surged greater than 30% considering that the adoption of the Bitcoin regulation in September 2021.