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60 Cryptocurrency Statistics and Facts You Shouldn’t Know

Basics of Cryptocurrency
Last updated October 28, 2020

Taking informed decisions based on cryptocurrency statistics and facts is overrated. That’s why you should always go on random.org when you are about to invest all your economies in a cryptocurrency.

Nevertheless, we wasted our time gathering and verifying the most boring statistics & facts about cryptocurrency, that only seasoned successful investors would care about.

SIDENOTE. Although we’re joking, the statistics are for real.

General Cryptocurrency Statistics

  1. There are 7,509 cryptocurrencies so far, with 5,109 of them being launched in 2020. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  2. Currently, there are 11,122 Crypto ATMs throughout the world, with 8,966 of them being in the USA. (Source: Coin ATM Radar)

Bitcoin Statistics and Facts

Bitcoin Statistics and Facts
  1. In October 2020, Bitcoin represents 61.41% of the global crypto market cap of $397.76B, with a market cap of $244,22B.
  2. In Q3 of 2020, the market cap of Bitcoin was $199.62 billion, being only 16% lower than in Q4 of 2017, during the crypto boom ($237.62 billion). (Source: Statista)
  3. The market cap of Bitcoin had a 5,619.77% increase in the past 5 years, going up from $3.49 billion in Q3 2015 to $199.62 billion in Q3 2020. (Source: Statista)
  4. As of Q3 2020, there are 18.5 million Bitcoin in circulation. That leaves only 2.5 million BTC locked in the blockchain, waiting to be mined. (Source: Blockchain.com)
  5. The last BTC is estimated to be mined in 2140. (Source: Buy Bitcoin Worldwide)
  6. 78.95% of British people that have holdings in cryptocurrency bought Bitcoin. (Source: Finder)
  7. It is estimated that Satoshi Nakamoto owns around 980,000 BTC. (Source: Bitslog)
  8. Bitcoin’s lowest price in 2020 was $4,996.69 on March 16. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  9. In 2020, the maximum total USD value transacted in BTC in one day was $11.87B, on January 15. The minimum total USD value transacted in BTC in one day was $2.33B, on April 2. However the average daily USD value transacted BTC in 2020 is $6B. (Source: Coinmetrics)
  10. The  2020 Bitcoin Network miners repartisation by countries is as follows: 
  • China 65.08% 
  • USA 7.24%
  • Russia 6.90%
  • Kazakhstan 6.17% 
  • Malaysia 4.33%
  • Iran 3.82% 
  • Canada 0.82% 
  • Germany 0.56%
  • Norway 0.48%
  • Venezuela 0.42%
  • Others 4.18%

(Source: Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index)

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

Stats & Facts on Blockchain

  1. According to Deloitte 2020 Blockchain Survey 55% of organizations or projects say that blockchain will be critical for 2020. 39% of the respondents had cited that they brought the blockchain into production. (Source: Deloitte Blockchain Survey)
  2. The number of unique blockchain wallets in Q3 2020 is 54.27 million. That’s a 12M increase since Q3 2019 and a 25M increase since Q3 2018. (Source: Blockchain.com)
  3. In Q3 of 2020, The Bitcoin Blockchain size grew over 300,000 MB, adding over 45,000 MB of data since the beginning of the year. That’s more than 2 times more data added this year than the data added in the same time frame in 2019. (Source: Blockchain.com)
  4. 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, and in February 2020 it processed the 500,000,000th transaction. (Source: Blockchain.com)
  5. In 2020, the annualized estimated consumption of the Bitcoin network is estimated at 70.10 TWh. This accounts as 0.32 % of the world’s total energy consumption. (Source: Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index)
  6. The Bitcoin Lightning Network mainnet was launched as a beta in 2018. And as of October 2020, there are 5,711 routing nodes and 31,201 channels around the world. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  7. In October 2020, Ethereum comprises 8,679 live mainnet nodes globally. (Source: Ethernodes)
  8. With that many nodes, In October 2020, Ethereum’s use reached almost 120M unique addresses. (Source: Etherscan)
  9. Also In October 2020, Ethereum registered 88.72k daily dapps active users and $84.53M in dapps’ 24h transactions volume. (Source: State of the DApps)

Altcoins Statistics and Facts

Altcoins Statistics and Facts
  1. Currently, Tether is the #1 cryptocurrency by 24-hour purchase volume, having a total volume of close to $48 billion. Bitcoin comes in second with close to $40 billion. (Source: Statista)
  2. 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 $56B 24h volume, surpassing Bitcoin with $16B. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  3. By taking into consideration 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 a ROI of over 9,000%. So, maybe, taking informed decisions can lead to better outcomes. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  4. There are 3,809 known dapps and they are built on: 
  • Ethereum (2,977)
  • EOS (331)
  • TRON (203)
  • Steem (80)
  • Klaytn (59)
  • Hive (45)
  • Blockstack (24)
  • Neo (22)
  • POA (20)
  • ICON (12)
  • Loom (14)
  • xDai (13)
  • GoChain (7)
  • OST (2)

(Source: State of the DApps)

  1. On September 2nd, 2020, Ethereum’s average transaction fee reached its highest level ever, $15.21. That’s 4X times more than the peak average transaction fee for Ethereum in 2018. (Source: Blockchair)
  2. In 2020, USDT saw the greatest “overnight” increases in market cap ever. On 30-31 March it increased with $1.5B, on 14-15 May it increased by $2.4B, and on 31 August – 1 September it increased by $3.3B. Tether printer go brrrrr. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  3. On September 1st, 2020, USDT once again surpassed XRP as the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, becoming the second-largest altcoin after Ether (ETH). (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  4. Although Chainlink is deeply tied to memes, as an investment it is quite serious, reaching a ROI of 7,301.19% (Source: CoinMarketCap)

Crypto Exchanges Statistics and Facts

  1. As of October 2020, there are more than 350 cryptocurrency exchanges on the market, with 27 of them being launched in 2020 alone. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  2. According to traders, the biggest problems of cryptocurrency exchanges are: 
  • Security (40%);
  • High trading fees (37%);
  • Lack of liquidity (36%);
  • Customer support (33%).

 (Source: Statista)

  1. Binance has the largest 24h trading volume of all the exchanges – over $9B. (Source:CoinMarketCap)
  2. In 2020, the #1 Cryptocurrency Spot Exchange and Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange by 24h trading volume is Huobi Global, with $14.69B. (Source: CoinMarketCap)
  3. The #1 Decentralized Exchange (DEX) by 24h volume in 2020 is Uniswap (V2), with $260M. (Source: CoinMarketCap)

Cryptocurrency Marketing Statistics and Facts

  1. Since June 2016, there were 14,688,332 web pages that talked about Bitcoin. That’s roughly 9,200 pages per day. Or 6 pages per minute.  (Source: Ahrefs Content Explorer)
  2. On December 22, 2017, the Bitcoin search term had the most interest over time ever. South Africa was #1 region from which the searches came from. (Source: Google Trends)
  3. And for the Ethereum search term, the most interest over time ever was shown On December 13, 2017. Kosovo was #1 region from which the searches came from. (Source: Google Trends)
  4. In 2020, the most interest shown in the Bitcoin search term was on March 13. The #1 region to search for this term was Nigeria. (Source: Google Trends)
  5. In 2020, the most interest shown in the Ethereum search term was on August 2. The #1 region to search for this term was Nigeria. (Source: Google Trends)
  6. In 2019, the top 15 crypto ad networks combined revenue reached almost $25M. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  7. In 2017, ICOs were able to raise $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: Coinzilla Academy)
  8. In 2018, 42 IEOs managed to raise $0.266B, and in 2019, 309 IEOs raised $1.89B. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  9. 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: Coinzilla Academy)

  1. 18.91% of the crypto projects are present on at least one other 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: Coinzilla Academy)
  2. Channels such as LINE, Vk, BiYong, Weibo, and WeChat are most popular in the Asian market.
  3. On average, crypto projects use 5.01 communication channels. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  4. Besides external communication channels, 44.43% of the projects also have some form of internal communication channels such as a blog, a news section, or a forum. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  5. When it comes to social media channels, crypto project use:
  • Facebook (73%)
  • Twitter(92.8%)
  • Linkedin (42.1%)
  1. Telegram is the top messaging app used in the Crypto Market. 67.8% of the crypto projects have an official Telegram channel. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  2. The share of people owning cryptocurrency in Europe is relatively low – 9%. And while in Western Europe the percentages are lower, in Eastern European countries like Poland (11%) and Romania (12%) have the most cryptocurrency owners. However, the first position is occupied by Turkey (18%). (Source: Coinzilla Academy)

Cryptocurrency Security Statistics and Facts

Cryptocurrency Security Statistics and Facts
  1. 78% of the ICOs conducted in 2017 were identified as scams. (Source: CRYPTOASSET MARKET COVERAGE INITIATION: NETWORK CREATION)
  2. 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)
  3. European wallet providers make up 42% of the total number of wallet providers in the cryptocurrency market. However, the majority of wallet users don’t come from Europe but from Asia-Pacific and Middle-East. (Source: Coinzilla Academy)
  4. Increasingly more regulators are trying to fight back against the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. And for good reason. It is estimated that the global market value for the misuse of cryptocurrencies exceeds 7 billion EUR. (Source: European Commission Staff Working Document Impact Assessment)
  5. 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)

And About DeFi

  1. By the end of the Q3 of 2020, the total Value Locked in DeFi passed $11B. Uniswap decentralized exchange represents 24.43% of the Total Value Locked, around $2.74B (Source: DeFi Pulse)
  2. Up to this point, there are 251 DeFis that are divided into 3 main ecosystems: Ethereum 81.6% (205) Bitcoin 9.6% (24) EOS 8.8% (22) (Source: DeFiprime)
  3. 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)
  4. With the emergence of DeFi tokens, in the 13 of 2020, the cryptocurrency that held the highest price in the market was YFI from yearn.finance. (Source:CoinMarketCap)
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