We are proud to announce that we have had our best year yet. We want to thank all of you for your support and for choosing us as your trusted exchange. Join us as we look back at our major achievements in our year in review 2021!
We have been recognized with several awards in 2021. We were named a silver winner in the Company of the Year – Midwest category in Best in Biz Awards. Inc. Magazine also revealed that we are one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA. This is the first time we have been recognized by Inc. 5000. We were also named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Business Services – More Than 10 Employees category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Lastly, GreatPlaceToWork.com recently certified us as an elite company to work for.
More facts in our year in review 2021, we have taken major steps to solve the gender problem in the cryptocurrency industry. We have been very open about our female involvement at conferences, expos, and even within our own company. We revealed that most of our top tier positions are filled by Women. Our Chief Operating officer, Operations Manager, Director of Marketing, Director of Agent Locations, and Director of Business Development are all run by powerful females.
We have made several updates to our machines and services in 2021. We recently revealed that Ethereum is now available to buy and sell at our BTM locations. In May, we announced our new Universal Kiosk. This new universal kiosk combines the capabilities of a traditional ATM with a Bitcoin ATM Lastly, we launched our new point-of-sale software for our teller program. It allows businesses to begin accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. We launched our point-of-sale system in hopes that it would help incorporate cryptocurrency into everyday life.
We have specifically expanded our footprint in the City of Chicago this year. We announced in October that we are now the official entitlement sponsor of The Chicago Blackhawks Post Game show. In August of this year, we also revealed that we would be working with WGN Radio Chicago. WGN even added a daily Bitcoin price update sponsored by us.
Our year in review truly demonstrated rapid growth in 2021. In June of this year, our Chief Financial Officer reported record company growth. In January, we had a total of 630 Bitcoin ATMs. As of December 31st, we have 1500 plus locations across the US. We have seen a 153.968% increase in Bitcoin ATM locations. We have seen enormous growth.