In spite of the great fall in cryptocurrencies during 2018 and so far in 2019, interest in them continues to grow, every day more specialized ATMs are installed to make purchases and sales of digital coins in the world. These ATMs are installed to facilitate the process of buying and selling cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, etherium and many others are increasingly common, although their value fell more than 80% of their value in December 2018. Despite the negative results of the year there is reflected a decrease in intentional purchases by investors, nor has the desire to deal with cryptocurrencies been limited. Obtaining a growth in the number of transactions.
The most striking example is the significant increase in the number of Bitcoin ATMs worldwide. Currently, there are about 4200 cryptocurrency ATMs operating in more than 77 countries around the world. More than 50% of them are located in the USA. (2513), Genesis Coin and General Bytes being the main providers of ATMs. Canada is the second most populous country in the world in Bitcoin ATMs (707). All other countries are far behind them. Austria is the third country with only 265 ATMs for the purchase/sale of crypts.
Russia is among the top ten countries in terms of the number of ATMs (51 ATMs, 10 of them in Moscow), and a couple of months ago there were many more. At the beginning of November, this number of ATMs was only operating in Russian RusBit, which was among the largest services in the world. But by the end of the year, the company only had 16 active machines left.
Cryptomime machines continue to spread to various countries, recently was installed in Venezuela the first ATM cryptomime machine, which will operate in the city of Caracas, capital of that country.