Spain overtakes El Salvador to become third largest crypto ATM hub


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The European nation of Spain is formally residence to the third-largest community of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency ATMs after the USA and Canada. 

Spain presently hosts 215 crypto ATMs, pushing El Salvador — wi 212 crypto ATMs — right down to the fourth place after surpassing the nation by 3 crypto ATMs. Data from CoinATMRadar confirms that Spain represents 0.6% of the worldwide crypto ATM installations.

Crypto ATM distribution by continents and international locations. Supply: CoinATMRadar

Furthermore, the revelation locations Spain as the best contributor to crypto ATMs in Europe, which represents 14.65% of whole installations within the continent, adopted by Switzerland (144 ATMs), Poland (142 ATMs) and Romania (135 ATMs).

Crypto ATM set up development in Spain. Supply: CoinATMRadar

In 2022 alone, Spain put in 43 crypto ATMs and has beforehand shared its intent to put in a complete of over 100 ATMs by the top of the yr — taking over the whole to almost 300 crypto ATMs as soon as accomplished.

MediaMarkt, a German electronics retailer, and Confinity, amongst others, are leading the drive to install crypto ATMs throughout Austria, Germany, Spain and Greece.

Quite the opposite, global crypto ATM installations saw a negative growth since September 2022 and are on the trail of gradual restoration on the time of writing. Calculations primarily based on knowledge from the final 60 days present that round seven crypto ATMs are being put in every day worldwide.

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Greece takes the sixth spot when it comes to cryptocurrency ATMs, and with the inflow of vacationers, Bitcoin ATM operator BCash shared insights on the utilization statistics within the nation.

Talking to Cointelegraph, BCash managing director and co-founder, Dimitrios Tsangalidis, revealed that regardless of putting in crypto ATMs in vacationer hotspots, most utilization comes from the principle metropolis space.

Nonetheless, the island of Crete attracts a “very loyal cryptocurrency crowd,” as defined by Tsangalidis:

“There’s a robust crypto group in Heraklion of Crete [which is] the placement of one in every of our ATMs.”

In keeping with Tsangalidis, a mix of crypto winter and vacationer seasons has resulted in a slowdown when it comes to common site visitors in crypto ATM utilization.