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.
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
|General Bytes||1208||1255||+47 (3.9%)|
|Genesis Coin||1280||1304||+24 (1.9%)|
|Orderbob ATM||88||101||+13 (14.8%)|
|Shitcoins Club||26||29||+3 (11.5%)|
|Robocoin Kiosk||2||4||+2 (100%)|
|BTC facil||26||25||-1 (-3.8%)|
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:
|BTC Management Gmbh||78||91||+13 (16.7%)|
|Athena Bitcoin||77||84||+7 (9.1%)|
|National Bitcoin ATM||24||30||+6 (25%)|
|CoinFlip Bitcoin ATMs||115||120||+5 (4.3%)|
|SP Bedarev A.A.||14||19||+5 (35.7%)|
|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
|United States||2239||2288||+49 (2.2%)|
|United Kingdom||199||201||+2 (1%)|
|Dominican Republic||7||8||+1 (14.3%)|
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:
|Bitcoin Cash||1338||1365||27 (2.02%)|
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).
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.