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60 Cryptocurrency Statistics and Facts You Should Know

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Nov 9, 2022
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General Cryptocurrency Statistics 

  1. There were 22,016 cryptocurrencies on December 13, 2022. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  
  2. There are currently 39,645, Crypto ATMs throughout the world, with 34,273 of them being in the US. (Source: Coin ATM Radar
  3. There are over 320 million crypto users worldwide. (Source: TripleA

Bitcoin Statistics and Facts 

4. In December 2022, Bitcoin represented 39.1% of the global market cap of $843,744,686,310, with a $330,159,888,982 market cap. (Source: CoinMarketCap

5. In Q3 of 2022, Bitcoin’s market cap was $475.11 billion, which is 49.98% higher than in Q4 of 2017, during the crypto boom ($237.62 billion). (Source: Statista)  

6. Bitcoin’s market cap had a 480.11% increase in the past five years, going up from $81.9 billion in Q3 2017 to $475.11 billion in Q3 2022. (Source: Statista)  

7. As of December 13, 2022, there are 19.2 million Bitcoin in circulation. That leaves only 1.8 million BTC locked in the blockchain, waiting to be mined. (Source: Blockchain.com

8. The last BTC is estimated to be mined in 2140. (Source: Buy Bitcoin Worldwide)  

9. Recognition of Bitcoin stood at 82% of British people in 2021. (Source: Finder)  

10. It is estimated that Satoshi Nakamoto owns around 980,000 BTC. (Source: Bitslog)  

11. Bitcoin’s lowest price in 2022 was $15,647.34 on November 22. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

12. Bitcoin (BTC) have had the maximum USD 24-hour trading volume on November 5, 2022, and it was $429.31 billion. The minimum USD 24-hour trading volume in 2022 was 11.81 on January 31. (Source: Statista

13. The January 2022 Bitcoin Network miners’ repartition by countries is as follows:   

  • USA – 37.84%; 
  • China – 21.11%; 
  • Kazakhstan – 13.22%; 
  • Canada – 6.48%; 
  • Russia – 4.66%; 
  • Germany – 3.06%; 
  • Malaysia – 2.51%; 
  • Ireland – 1.97%; 
  • Iran – 0.12%; 
  • Other – 9.02%. 

(Source: Statista)  

14. Europeans expect cryptocurrencies to still be around ten years from now but they also expect Bitcoin to wear off. Of 10,000 surveyed residents, 63% were positive that cryptocurrencies would last, and 49% expect BTC to fall in the next ten years. If that’s the case, who will mine the last Bitcoin in 2140? (Source: Bitflyer Europe

15. There is a new post about Bitcoin every 3 seconds on social media platforms. (Source: Finder

Stats & Facts on Blockchain 

16. According to the Deloitte 2021 Blockchain Survey, nearly 80% of respondents say digital assets – and their underlying blockchain technologies – will be “very/somewhat important” to their respective industries in the next 24 months. (Source: Deloitte 2021 Blockchain Survey)  

17. The number of unique blockchain wallets in Q3 2022 was 84.59 million. That is a 30M increase since Q3 2020 and a 56M increase since Q3 2018. (Source: Blockchain.com)  

18. In Q3 of 2022, The Bitcoin Blockchain size grew by over 425,000 MB, adding over 42,000 MB of data since the beginning of the year. That’s less than 4,000 MB of data added this year compared to the same timeframe in 2021. (Source: Blockchain.com)  

19. The Bitcoin Blockchain reached 100 million transactions in December 2015, 200 million transactions in February 2017, 300 million transactions in February 2018, 400 million transactions in April 2019, in February 2020, processed 500 million transactions, 600 million in December 2020, and 700 million in January 2022. (Source: Blockchain.com)  

20. In 2020, the Bitcoin network’s annualized consumption was estimated at 91.61 TWh. This accounts for approximately 0.36% of the world’s total energy consumption. (Source: Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index)  

21. The Bitcoin Lightning Network mainnet was launched as a beta in 2018. And as of December 2022, there are around 12,000 routing nodes and 84,000 channels worldwide. (Source: Coindoo)  

22. In December 2022, Ethereum comprised 6,517 live mainnet nodes globally. (Source: Ethernodes)  

23. With that many nodes, In December 2022, Ethereum’s use reached over 216M unique addresses. (Source: Etherscan)  

24. In December 2022, Ethereum registered 699 daily dApps active users and almost $30k in dApps’ 24h transactions volume. (Source: State of the DApps

25. On May 1, 2022, Ethereum’s average transaction fee reached its highest level ever, $191.93. That’s 64X times more than the peak average transaction fee for Ethereum in 2018. (Source: Blockchair

Altcoins Statistics and Facts 

26. Currently, Tether is the #1 cryptocurrency by 24-hour purchase volume, having a total volume of close to $27 billion. Bitcoin comes in second with close to $19 billion. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

27. The #1 traded cryptocurrency, calculated by the total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over a 24 hours’ time frame, is Tether (USDT). USDT has a $27B 24h volume, surpassing Bitcoin with $8B. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

28. By considering the return on investment, the best crypto investments crypto made in the last decades besides Bitcoin were Ethereum and Binance Coin, both of them holding an ROI of over 9,000%. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

29. There are 4,073 known dApps, and they are built on:  

  • Ethereum (2,970); 
  • EOS (332); 
  • BSC (244); 
  • TRON (89); 
  • Klaytn (83); 
  • Steem (79); 
  • Hive (56); 
  • Moonriver (39); 
  • Neo (25); 
  • NEAR (25); 
  • Blockstack (24); 
  • xDai (22); 
  • POA (21); 
  • Obyte (17); 
  • ICON (15); 
  • Loom (14); 
  • Meter (9); 
  • GoChain (7); 
  • OST (2). 

(Source: State of the DApps

30. In 2020, USDT saw the most significant “overnight” increase in market cap ever. On March 30-31, it increased by $1.5B, on May 14-15, it increased by $2.4B, and on August 30-31, it increased by $3.3B. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

31. On September 1, 2020, USDT once again surpassed XRP as the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, becoming the second-largest altcoin after Ether (ETH). (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

32. Although Chainlink is deeply tied to memes, as an investment, it is pretty serious, reaching an ROI of over 4,105%. (Source: CoinMarketCap)  

Crypto Exchanges Statistics and Facts 

33. As of December 2022, there are 529 cryptocurrency exchanges on the market. (Source: CoinMarketCap

34. According to traders, the most significant problems of cryptocurrency exchanges are:  

  • Security (40%); 
  • High trading fees (37%); 
  • Lack of liquidity (36%); 
  • Customer support (33%). 

 (Source: Statista

35. Binance has the largest 24h trading volume of all the exchanges – over $12B. (Source: CoinMarketCap

36. In 2022, the #1 Cryptocurrency Spot Exchange and Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange by 24h trading volume is Binance, with $29.55B. (Source: CoinMarketCap

37. The #1 Decentralized Exchange (DEX) by 24h volume in 2022 is Uniswap (V3), with almost $700M. (Source: CoinMarketCap

Cryptocurrency Marketing Statistics and Facts 

38. On December 22, 2017, the Bitcoin search term had the most interest over time ever. South Africa was the #1 region from which the searches came. (Source: Google Trends)  

39. And for the Ethereum search term, the most interest over time ever was shown On June 12, 2021. Kosovo was the #1 region from which the searches came. (Source: Google Trends

40. In 2022, the most interest shown in the Bitcoin search term was on June 12. The #1 region to search for this term was El Salvador. (Source: Google Trends

41. In 2022, the most interest shown in the Ethereum search term was on June 12. The #1 region to search for this term was Kosovo. (Source: Google Trends

42. In 2019, the top 15 crypto ad networks combined revenue reached almost $25M. (Source: Coindoo) 

43. In 2017, ICOs raised $10B, and it took only 966 ICOs to do so. However, although they raised $11.4B in 2018, it took 2,284 ICOs. And because of the numerous scams, this way of raising money became less and less popular, to the point where 350 ICOs managed to raise only $0.37B in 2019. (Source: Statista)  

44. The top 5 communication channels used by crypto projects are:  

  • Twitter (92.8%) 
  • Facebook (73%) 
  • Telegram (67.9%) 
  • Linkedin (42.1%) 
  • Medium (41.2%) 

(Source: AdTech.org

45. 18.91% of the crypto projects are present on at least one more channel, such as LINE, BiYong, StackExchange, Keybase, KiwiIRC, Meetup, TALK, Discuss.status.im, Gitlab, Vimeo, Slack, StackOverflow, Skype, WhatsApp, Band, Pinterest, Gab, ZenDesk, JQ. (Source: AdTech.org) 

46. Channels such as LINE, Vk, BiYong, Weibo, and WeChat are the most popular in the Asian market. (Source: AdTech.org

47. On average, crypto projects use 5.01 communication channels. (Source: AdTech.org

48. Besides external communication channels, 44.43% of the projects also have internal communication channels such as a blog, a news section, or a forum. (Source: AdTech.org

49. When it comes to social media channels, crypto projects use: 

  • Twitter (92.8%); 
  • Facebook (73%); 
  • Linkedin (42.1%). 

(Source: AdTech.org

50. Telegram is the top messaging app used in the Crypto Market. 67.8% of the crypto projects have an official Telegram channel. (Source: AdTech.org

51. The share of people owning cryptocurrency in Europe is relatively low – 9%. And while in Western Europe, the percentages are lower, Eastern European countries like Poland (11%) and Romania (12%) have the most cryptocurrency owners. However, the first position is occupied by Turkey (18%). (Source: Coindoo

Cryptocurrency Security Statistics and Facts about DeFi 

52. 78% of the ICOs conducted in 2017 were identified as scams. (Source: MDPI

53. In April 2020, Harry Denley, director of security at wallet provider MyCrypto, identified 49 fake wallet extensions pretending to be well-known crypto wallets inside Chrome Web Store. (Source: Coindesk

54. European wallet providers make up 42% of the total number of wallet providers in the cryptocurrency market. However, most wallet users don’t come from Europe but from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. (Source: Coindoo

55. Increasingly, more regulators are trying to fight back against the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. And for a good reason. It is estimated that the global market value for the misuse of cryptocurrencies exceeds 7 billion EUR. (Source: Cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Legal context and implications for financial crime, money laundering, and tax evasion

56. Kaspersky’s Cryptocurrency Report 2019 on consumer attitudes reveals that:  

  • 81% have never purchased cryptocurrency; 
  • 10% said they fully understand how cryptocurrencies work; 
  • 35% believe cryptocurrencies are a fad; 
  • 14% of those that are not using cryptocurrency currently would like to in the future; 
  • 19% of those that use cryptocurrencies have experienced hacking attacks on exchanges; 
  • 15% have been victims of cryptocurrency fraud. 

(Source: Kaspersky

57. By the end of the Q3 of 2022, the total Value Locked in DeFi passed $53B. MakerDAO decentralized exchange represents 13.73% of the Total Value Locked, around $7.28B (Source: DeFiLlama

58. Up to this point, 204 DeFis are divided into three main ecosystems: Ethereum 87.3% (178), Bitcoin 8.8% (17) EOS 3.9% (9) (Source: DeFiprime

59. On January 31, 2019, the Wrapped Bitcoin was officially launched as a tokenized version of Bitcoin (BTC) that runs on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. (Source: CoinMarketCap

60. With the emergence of DeFi tokens at the end of 2020, the cryptocurrency that held the highest price in the market was YFI from yearn.finance. In 2022, the DeFi token with the highest market price is renBTC. (Source: CoinMarketCap

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