Last year, the number of establishments that accept bitcoins increased in the world – these are shops, bars and other points. This is evidenced by BTC Map data.
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According to information on this resource in 2023, the number of locations increased from 2288 to 6329 (+174%).
The number of outlets where Bitcoin is accepted — dynamics for 2023/Source: BTC Map
The resource uses data from the non-profit mapping service OpenStreetMap. Those institutions where the administration or clients noted that they accept bitcoins are counted.
According to the interactive map on the BTC Map website, there are four such points in Ukraine, and two in occupied Crimea. In the USA – 1538, in Europe – about 3 thousand.
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Recall that on January 10, the SEC (Securities Commission and the US stock market) should finally approve applications from several companies that want to bring an ETF (fund) linked to Bitcoin to the stock market. Analysts note that this will give a powerful influx of investment into the crypto industry.
On the eve of the SEC decision, the price of Bitcoin broke through the $45 thousand mark for the first time since April 2022. At the time of writing the news, the cost of BTC is $44,903.