Bitcoin - Statistics & Facts

Bitcoin, also called a mobile currency or a crypto currency, was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a mysterious individual or a group of people whose true identity is still unknown today. The main idea behind the establishment of this virtual currency was to enable quick and cheap online payments without the need to use traditional banking channels. Bitcoin gained in popularity when its price jumped from around 572.33 U.S. dollars in August 2016 to approximately 4,764.87 U.S. dollars in August 2017.


The number of Bitcoin ATMs increased from 954 in January 2016 to 1,587 by October that year. Most Bitcoin ATMs, as of October 2017, were located in the United States (911) and Canada (244). The Bitcoin ATMs located in Europe as of October 2017 constituted 21.11 percent of the global ATM market share. The leading ATM producer worldwide as of Octber 2017 was Genesis Coin, with 45.94 percent of the market share.

However, the future of this virtual currency is yet unknown. If the most important difficulties are overcome and people all over the world start to trust in Bitcoin, it might become one of the most popular online payment means.

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