May 23, 2024
Bitcoin News

Bitcoin ATMs in Australia Hit 1,000, Third Largest Globally

Australia has marked a significant milestone in its cryptocurrency journey, with the number of active Bitcoin ATMs crossing the 1,000 mark.

As of April 24, 2024, the country boasts a network of 1,002 crypto-fiat machines, solidifying its position as the third-largest hub for Bitcoin ATMs worldwide, following the United States and Canada. The country constitutes 2.7% of the worldwide Bitcoin ATM network.

Presently, the United States harbors 82.8% of the total Bitcoin ATMs globally, amounting to 31,170 units, while Canada hosts 7.8%.

Bitcoin ATMs
Distribution of cryptocurrency ATMs across continents and nations. Source: Coin ATM Radar

Bitcoin ATMs Rapid Growth and Surpassing Asian Markets

Historically considered a relatively inactive market for crypto ATMs, Australia has witnessed exponential growth in adoption since the end of 2022.

This surge in activity has been fueled by the involvement of private firms, driving the installation of Bitcoin ATMs across the country.

Bitcoin ATMs in Australia
The total number of Bitcoin ATMs set up in Australia over time. Source: Coin ATM Radar

 In April 2023, Australia surpassed major Asian economies like China, Japan, Singapore, and India in Bitcoin ATM count, showcasing its growing influence in the cryptocurrency space.

Positioning for Further Expansion

With the current installation rate, Australia is on track to potentially surpass Europe, which currently hosts 4.3% of the global Bitcoin ATM network with 1,617 machines.

Other notable countries with significant crypto ATM presence include Spain, El Salvador, Poland, Germany, and Hong Kong.

However, amidst the celebratory atmosphere surrounding Australia’s crypto ATM milestone, cybersecurity concerns loom large.

Recently, a hacker group known as CiberInteligenciaSV made headlines by leaking a portion of the source code for El Salvador’s state-operated Chivo Bitcoin wallet, which also powers Bitcoin ATMs in the country.

This breach underscores the ongoing challenges surrounding cybersecurity in the cryptocurrency sphere, prompting local cybersecurity projects like VenariX to issue warnings to the public and monitor potential threats closely.

As Australia continues to solidify its position as a prominent player in the global cryptocurrency landscape, stakeholders remain vigilant in navigating both the opportunities and risks associated with this evolving market

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