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Bitcoin ATM installations reach 38k, below the all-time high

The global Bitcoin ATM market has seen significant growth. There are now over 38,000 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide, up from just over 10,000 in October 2020 and down by 2,000 from its all-time high (ATH) of nearly 40,000 in December 2022.

According to data available on Coin ATM Radar, the global tally of installed Bitcoin ATMs stands at 38,279 as of the latest count.

This expansion is driven by factors such as accessibility and ease of use, profitability for operators who earn transaction fees above the Bitcoin spot price, and favorable regulatory environments in many countries that support setup and expansion. 

Additionally, Bitcoin ATMs provide enhanced privacy and security, allowing users to transact without divulging personal information and enabling direct deposits into digital wallets.

Despite their advantages, the industry faces challenges. Many operators lack the necessary experience, financial backing, or business acumen required for success, compounded by regulatory uncertainties in certain regions.

To address these issues, industry leaders emphasize the importance of public education on the benefits of cryptocurrencies and the need for reliable customer support. Building greater understanding and trust among users could encourage broader adoption of Bitcoin ATMs and digital assets.

As demand grows for convenient and secure cryptocurrency transactions, the Bitcoin ATM market is poised for further expansion. Strategic approaches and supportive regulatory frameworks could propel this industry into a pivotal role in the global adoption of digital assets.

Bitcoin holds steady at $60k

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price trajectory in 2024 has been marked by significant volatility and a bullish momentum. March saw Bitcoin achieving a new all-time high, surpassing $69,000 and briefly touching $73,000 before undergoing a correction. 

This surge was driven by pivotal events this year: regulators approved the first spot Bitcoin ETFs in January, and April’s halving event reduced the block reward from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC.

Experts anticipate a new growth cycle in the crypto market, potentially peaking between 2024 and 2025, in line with the four-year market cycle theory.

However, external factors such as global developments and regulatory changes could also influence Bitcoin’s price trajectory. Despite ongoing scrutiny of Bitcoin’s long-term prospects, its historical resilience suggests the possibility of a rebound.

Analysts maintain optimism regarding Bitcoin’s future price movements, with some forecasting it could surpass $80,000 in the coming years.

Over the past 60 days, the Bitcoin price has risen by 7.3%, climbing from approximately $57,000 to its current level of $61,532.