Although Bitcoin ATMs are leading in numbers, the support for Litecoin is also growing. Figures of June 2017 show an installation of 55 Litecoin ATMs, totaling 91 ATMs. The 55 ATMs were installed globally in countries like the US, UK and Canada. The US remains the largest with respect to newly installed ATMs.
Operators of Litecoin ATMs in America added support for Litecoin on their Bitcoin ATMs. E.g. Bitcoin of America activated 19 of total 21 machines, RockItCoin added support to all their 40 Bitcoin machines, and Athena Bitcoin is testing Litecoin transactions. Testing is on 10 machines out of 43 Bitcoin ATMs, so more machines will potentially support Litecoin soon.
In Canada LocalCoinATM added Litecoin support to its machines in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. The machines allowed already the purchase of Bitcoin with Canadian Dollars. LocalCoinATM already enabled 5 machines and a 6th is being added soon. The ATMs don’t support the conversion of Litecoin back to Canadian Dollars.
The UK based company AlphaVend stated already in May that the company is looking forward to integrate Litecoin in its machines. AlphaVend launched the first UK Bitcoin ATM near London’s Piccadilly Circus in September 2016. For 2017 the company plans to roll out many more machines in the UK and abroad.
Users need to have a Litecoin wallet set up prior to using the ATMs. The QR code of the wallet’s address needs to be scanned during the process of buying Litecoins.