December opened with a price of $4,117 and continued to decrease until it reached the price of $3,225 in the middle of the month, which is the lowest price of Bitcoin in the entire 2018.  After, the price continued to rise and hit the highest mark in the past month at $4,179. December ended at $3,792 which is a 7,9% decrease in comparison to the beginning of the month.

Bitcoin Price December 2018, source: blockchain.info

Unlike the price downward trajectory, the number of new machines continues to grow at a slightly slower rate than in previous months.

Period Start: 4040, Period End: 4111
Opened: 173, Closed: 102, Net Growth: +71(1.8%)

Change by Manufacturers

Name Start End Diff
General Bytes 1208 1255 +47 (3.9%)
Genesis Coin 1280 1304 +24 (1.9%)
BitAccess 216 237 +21 (9.7%)
Orderbob ATM 88 101 +13 (14.8%)
BBFPro 14 19 +5 (35.7%)
Shitcoins Club 26 29 +3 (11.5%)
Bitnovo 8 10 +2 (25%)
Robocoin Kiosk 2 4 +2 (100%)
Lamassu 440 441 +1 (0.2%)
Cryptomat 0 1 +1
Coinsource 193 192 -1 (-0.5%)
BTC facil 26 25 -1 (-3.8%)
Trovemat 13 12 -1 (-7.7%)
BitTeller 18 15 -3 (-16.7%)
Covault 114 110 -4 (-3.5%)
BitXatm 70 65 -5 (-7.1%)
RusBit 49 16 -33 (-67.3%)

General Bytes continues to top the manufacturers list in this month with 47 new machines (3.9% increase) followed by Genesis Coin with 24 installations (1.9% increase). The change came in the third place where BitAccess took the place with 21 new machines (9.7% increase).

Another manufacturer installed its first ATM this month. Cryptomat, the Ukranian based company, installed a buy only machine in Lviv.

We also have to notice that Russian manufacturer RusBit had a significant decrease with 33 machines removed (67.3% decrease).

Change by Operators

Operators who increased the number of machines by 4 or more over the past month:

Name Start End Diff
CoinCloud 191 204 +13 (6.8%)
BTC Management Gmbh 78 91 +13 (16.7%)
Localcoin 135 145 +10 (7.4%)
Athena Bitcoin 77 84 +7 (9.1%)
RockItCoin 139 145 +6 (4.3%)
National Bitcoin ATM 24 30 +6 (25%)
CoinFlip Bitcoin ATMs 115 120 +5 (4.3%)
SP Bedarev A.A. 14 19 +5 (35.7%)
Kurant 42 46 +4 (9.5%)
Bitcoin Romania 11 15 +4 (36.4%)

In December, CoinCloud (6.8% increase) and BTC Management Gmbh (16.7% increase) shared the first place with 13 new installations. Localcoin followed by with 10 new machines (7.4% increase). These were the only 3 operators that increased their numbers by more than 10 in the past month.

Change by Countries

Name Start End Diff
United States 2239 2288 +49 (2.2%)
Canada 608 623 +15 (2.5%)
Spain 57 66 +9 (15.8%)
Austria 257 265 +8 (3.1%)
Romania 24 28 +4 (16.7%)
Argentina 4 8 +4 (100%)
United Kingdom 199 201 +2 (1%)
Switzerland 42 44 +2 (4.8%)
Vietnam 4 6 +2 (50%)
Australia 50 51 +1 (2%)
Italy 31 32 +1 (3.2%)
Poland 27 28 +1 (3.7%)
Colombia 25 26 +1 (4%)
Greece 19 20 +1 (5.3%)
Slovenia 11 12 +1 (9.1%)
Georgia 10 11 +1 (10%)
Ukraine 8 9 +1 (12.5%)
Dominican Republic 7 8 +1 (14.3%)
Malaysia 7 8 +1 (14.3%)
Bahamas 0 1 +1
Turkey 0 1 +1

In the countries list in December, the top remains unchanged where the United States dominate 49 new installations (2.2% increase). Canada took the second place with 15 new machines (2.5% increase), followed by Spain with 9 new machines (15.8% increase).

In the past month there were two Countries that had their first ATM installed:

  • The Bahamas – Buy only machine manufactured by General Bytes located in Nassau;
  • Turkey – Buy and Sell machine manufactured by General Bytes located in Istanbul.

Other Cryptocurrencies Support

Find latest stats of other cryptocurrency machines here.

Cryptocurrencies support saw the following increases over the past month:

Name Start End Diff
Ether 1882 2011 129 (6.85%)
Altcoins 2519 2644 125 (4.96%)
Bitcoin 4042 4106 64 (1.58%)
Monero 86 124 38 (44.19%)
Litecoin 2403 2433 30 (1.25%)
Bitcoin Cash 1338 1365 27 (2.02%)
Dash 722 738 16 (2.22%)
Zcash 60 69 9 (15.00%)
Dogecoin 77 79 2 (2.60%)

The number of other currencies accepted in Bitcoin ATM’s got to 64% this month. Ether was again the coin that was added at the most machines in December with 129 (6.85% increase). Like in November Bitcoin followed by with 64 (1.58% increase). Monero came in the third place with 38 (44.19% increase).

Summary

In December prices fluctuated and experienced a decrease at the end of the month. Manufacturers General Bytes and Genesis Coin installed the most machines. The Bahamas and Turkey installed their first machines. Ether was the most added coin.

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