Bitcoin ATM Boom, OKEx's Lightning, India's Blockchain Plan

CoinFlip, a major US-based Bitcoin ATM operator, said it grew its network from 441 ATMs in January 2020 to over 1,400 by year’s end, with terminals in 45 of the 50 states. Additionally, CoinFlip claims it saw an average 48% increase in the unspecified amount per customer transaction in 2020. The company aims to expand its network beyond North America this year. CoinFlip said it already increased its Chicago-based workforce from 17 employees at the start of 2020 to a team of 160 and is looking to hire more people.