Nigeria Becomes Eighth African Nation to Welcome Bitcoin ATMs

published 01.04.2020 22:00

by Samuel Haig from
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Coinstale’s terminal is only the second Bitcoin ATM in West Africa.

With Nigeria comprising Africa’s largest economy and population, the country’s first Bitcoin ATM may be a signpost for broader adoption across the continent.

Nigeria welcomes Africa’s 15th Bitcoin ATM Despite being home to the largest trade volume in Africa, Nigeria is the eighth country in the continent to host a Bitcoin ATM — with Blockstale’s comprising the 15th in Africa.

Africa’s largest country has welcomed its first Bitcoin ATM.

Nigerian ‘Bitcoin’ searches top Google Trends Nigeria also consistently tops Google searches for ‘Bitcoin’ — driving nearly twice the traffic as the second-ranked country, Austria, according to Google Trends.