According to data published on Twitter by Smaulgld, there are a total of 9,709 ATM cryptos in the world, of which 9,704 offer exchanges in Bitcoin.
However, there are only 6,632 that also offer altcoin, i.e. more than 3000 support BTC only.
Among those that also offer altcoin, the most widespread crypto currency is not the second most popular for market capitalization (ETH), but Litecoin (LTC).
In fact, there are 6,461 ATMs offering LTC, often together with BTC.
It should not be forgotten that Litecoin is one of the „oldest“ altcoin, since it was born in 2011, only two years after Bitcoin. Ethereum instead was launched in 2015, four years after Litecoin.
In the third place of this ranking, however, is placed Ether (ETH) with 5,705 ATMs, or about 750 less than LTC.
ATM crypto, Litecoin grows
The most curious thing, however, is that the number of ATMs offering Litecoin is growing faster than those offering Ether, despite the huge success of ETH in recent times thanks in particular to the DeFi platform.
Just think that in the last month alone 380 new ATMs offering LTC have been added, while only a little more than 300 offering ETH.
In the same period, however, 700 ATMs offering BTC have been added and it is likely that this is the reason why Litecoin ATMs are also growing.
In fact, it is quite common that Bitcoin ATMs also offer Litecoin, while it is a little less common that they also offer Ether.
In any case, in fourth place for number of ATMs in the world there is Bitcoin Cash (BCH), well separated from the first three with only 3,199 ATMs, while the fifth is Dash with 1,991.
From the sixth place on the other hand the numbers are tiny, with only 236 ATMs in the world offering USDT, 208 offering Monero (XMR), 124 offering XRP, and so on.
There is therefore an abyss between Bitcoin Compass and altcoin in this particular ranking, with more than 99.9% of ATM crypto offering BTC, while only 68% also offering altcoin, and another abyss between the top five most popular cryptocurrency in ATM crypto and the others.
Moreover, there are still very few ATMs with Lightning Network: only 9 worldwide.