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The Value of Bitcoin ATMs by Brandon Mintz from Bitcoin Depot

In the following video from TabConf held in January 2018, Brandon Mintz, the president of Bitcoin Depot, talks about the value of bitcoin ATMs during Bitcoin’s mainstream adoption.

Bitcoin Depot is an operator that works with Genesis Coin, and at the moment of this conference, they had 104 machines installed. As he says, there was a rise in demand for a more physical feel when having cryptocurrency transactions that are more similar to cash ATMs and provides people with a trust factor.

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Bitcoin ATM Market Dynamics May 2018

This May the price of Bitcoin encountered an overall decline. After April’s period of rising ended, this month started with Bitcoin value at $9,075. After a growth in first five days, the price started to fall, accompanied by a few bumps in the middle of the month. May ended with a Bitcoin price of  $7,491 which comes to a 17,5% fall since the beginning of the month.

Bitcoin Price May 2018, source: blockchain.info

Unlike the price downward trajectory, the number of new machines continues to grow.

Period Start: 2938, Period End: 3162
Opened: 304, Closed: 80, Net Growth: +224(+7.6%)

Unlike the prices that fluctuate since the year started, the number of new machines continues to follow a steady increase. This trend continues in May.

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Bitcoin ATM Industry Trends 2018

Bitcoin ATM industry grew over 2017 year with accelerating speed. Back in 2014 we did a forecast of how many installations of machines there will be in several years. You can find the table at the end of the post on comparison of traditional bank ATM growth vs. bitcoin ATM growth. The forecast was done based on bank ATM installations back in 1970-s. After 7 years we assumed there will be 2900 ATMs installed worldwide. Today (~4.5 years since first bitcoin ATM installation) there are already more than 3000 ATMs installed worldwide. And the speed if installations is only accelerating over previous years:

Bitcoin ATM growth

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Bitcoin ATM Market Dynamics April 2018

After experiencing the downfall in March, this April Bitcoin prices went in a different direction. They started to rise steadily from the beginning of the month, starting at $6,794 and peaking at $9,556 on 24.  April ended with a value of $9,260, which comes to a 36% rise since beginning of the month.

Bitcoin Price April 2018, source: blockchain.info

Accompanying the upward price trajectory was the growth in the number of new machines.

Period Start: 2667, Period End: 2878
Opened: 250, Closed: 39, Net Growth: +211(+7.9%)

Unlike the prices that fluctuate since the year started, the number of new machines continues to follow a steady increase. That trend continues in April.

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Bitcoin ATM Market Dynamics March 2018

This March Bitcoin price experienced a steady downfall. After reaching the highest price since the end of January at $11,565, at the beginning of the month, the price of Bitcoin started its decline. If you exclude a couple of bumps in the middle of March, the price faced a constant decrease and finished the month with $6,935, a 40% decrease in comparison to the beginning of the month.

Bitcoin Price March 2018
Bitcoin Price March 2018, source: blockchain.info

Unlike the price downward trajectory, the number of new machines continues to grow.

Period Start: 2401, Period End: 2649
Opened: 289, Closed: 41, Net Growth: +248 (+10.3%)

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Bitcoin ATM Banking — How To Find a Bitcoin Friendly Bank

In this article we look at one of the most important problems bitcoin ATM operators have — finding bank relationships and opening a bank account.

Bitcoin ATM banking services

At the end of the post there  is a company mentioned that provides services as intermediary and connects bitcoin ATM operators directly with bitcoin friendly banks also providing additional services on the way.

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Bitcoin ATM Market Dynamics February 2018

In January the world of cryptocurrency experienced quite a bit of volatility. The first week of February saw Bitcoin hit its lowest price for the year. As the month progressed the price began to climb back up. Despite a few dips, Bitcoin closed the month at $11,009, a 23.6% increase from the price at the beginning of the month.

Bitcoin Price February 2018
Bitcoin Price February 2018, source: blockchain.info

Accompanying the upward trajectory was the growth in the number of new machines.

Period Start: 2197, Period End: 2392
Opened: 237, Closed: 42, Net Growth: +195 (+8.9%)

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Experience of running bitcoin ATMs by Gil Valentine from Athena Bitcoin

The following video from Chicago meetup in beginning of 2017. Gil Valentine, one of the founders of Athena Bitcoin, gives a presentation about their experience of running bitcoin ATM business.

At the moment of presentation (March 2017) Athena Bitcoin runs machines in 7 different states and 12 metro areas.

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Bitcoin ATM Regulatory Requirements in USA

With a lot of interest in the industry many entrepreneurs want or plan to start a bitcoin ATM business. We at CoinATMRadar get many support requests for information how to do it, what are the steps etc. Here is a good overview of what are important aspects of operating bitcoin machines.

One of the main topics to research is regulation and what is needed to be done to properly register such a business. This is very important to do in right way from the beginning if you plan to do it professionally long-term and with potential to grow your bitcoin ATM network in the future.

Compliance

Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is a general overview of current regulation found in public sources. It should not be taken as a legal advice. It is recommended to contact local lawyer in the area where you plan to operate machines. You can find several contacts at the end of this post.

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Bitcoin ATM Market Dynamics January 2018

Our last review covered September through November. Now we will take a look at the first month of the new year. The price of Bitcoin steadily soared to record highs through the first half of December. After peaking at $19,499, volatility has been the norm since then. The price of Bitcoin has seen sharp rises here and there, but overall for the month of January, it has progressively declined in value. In spite of the downward trajectory, the price of Bitcoin still remains high when compared to previous years.

BTC price January 2018 USD
Bitcoin Price January 2018, source: blockchain.info

The growth rate has remained steady for new machines.

Period Start: 2025, Period End: 2153
Opened: 149, Closed: 21, Net Growth: +128 (+6.3%)

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