100+ Must-Know Cryptocurrency Statistics and Facts

Looking for all the cryptocurrency statistics in one place? We present 100+ latest facts from the world of crypto coins here.

Since the early days of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency world has grown in leaps and bounds, disrupting everything from finance to gaming and even politics.

After the legendary Satoshi Nakamoto unleashed a new financial technology on the planet, it was clear that nothing was going to remain the same.

Cryptocurrencies have changed the world, and they continue to do so. Following are the 100+ must-know statistics about the crypto world. So you too can keep an eye on everything that is happening.

General Cryptocurrency Statistics

  • The market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies put together reached over $2.1 trillion in April 2022. This list includes 18,651 cryptocurrencies on over 495 exchanges. Coinmarketcap
  • Of over $100 billion in trading volume on April 1. 2022, Bitcoin had a 40.8% dominance, while Ethereum stood at 19.5%. Coinmarketcap
  • There were over 2,329 ICOs in the year 2020. An ICO or Initial Coin Offering is a popular funding strategy that allows cryptocurrency developers to raise capital for their projects, while also allowing investors to step in. Statista
  • The crypto gaming industry had a $321 million revenue in 2020. TripleA
  • Malaysian Police bust a Bitcoin mining syndicate that had been stealing electricity to power their mining operations. They confiscated their 581 mining machines. The Star
  • The Chinese central bank launched the digital Yuan in 2020 to compete with cryptocurrencies. BBC
  • There are over 15,000 Bitcoin ATMs worldwide. A BATM or Bitcoin ATM allows users of the public to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using standalone Internet-connected terminals. Statista
  • 1 BTC = 1 BTC. This means that one Bitcoin will always be equal to one Bitcoin. While 1 ETH will be equal to 1 ETH, and so on for all the cryptocurrencies. This is because cryptocurrencies are fungible, or interchangeable. However, NFTs are not interchangeable, because each NFT is unique. NFTs are non-fungible because they cannot be exchanged for one another. Interesting Engineering

Cryptocurrency Users Statistics

  • The number of Blockchain wallet users has grown to over 80 million in the last decade. Statista
  • With the AOV (Average Order Value) of crypto users at $450, compared to $200 for non-crypto users, crypto users buy more expensive items than non-crypto users. TripleAI
  • Forbes listed 12 crypto billionaires in 2021, as part of its annual world Billionaires list. These 12 individuals include Brian Armstrong with $8.9 billion, Chris Larson with $8.9 billion, Sam Bankman-Fried with $8.7, Michael Saylor with $2.3 billion, and others. Forbes
  • 41.9 million gamers around the world own crypto assets. TripleA
  • 43% of Americans aged between 18 and 29 years have either used, traded, or owned cryptocurrencies. Compared to the entire population though, the figure comes down to just 16%. PEW Research
  • 86% of Americans say they have heard about cryptocurrencies, while 24% say they have heard a lot about cryptocurrencies. PEW Research
  • Nigeria had the highest number of cryptocurrency users at 32% of the population, followed by Vietnam at 21%, and the Philippines at 20%. This heightened level of use usually results from volatile national currencies, as users seek security for their capital. CoinQuora
  • Chicago and Los Angeles are the most crypto-friendly cities in the US. This comes from evaluating how many businesses, such as restaurants accept crypto. As well as how many ATMs are available. Skynova
  • There are about 100 million cryptocurrency users in India, 27 million in the USA, 13 million in Nigeria, 5.9 million in Vietnam, and 3.3 million in the UK. TripleA
  • 58% of crypto users are under 34 years old, while 82% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and 36% have an annual income above $100,000. 79% of cryptocurrency users are male, while 21% are female. This makes men much more likely to transact with cryptocurrencies. TripleA
  • 80% of whites are aware of Bitcoin, while that figure goes down to 66% for Hispanics, and 61% for blacks. Statista

Bitcoin Statistics

  • Bitcoin remains the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization on April 1. 2022 at $880 billion. Forbes
  • There are about 200,000 to 300,000 Bitcoin transactions per day, which comes down to about 9,000 per hour. BitinfoCharts
  • Over 28,000 social media posts mention Bitcoin every day. This puts it at slightly over a thousand posts every hour. Finder
  • An average of 19,000 Bitcoins are sent every hour. This brings the total to over 400,000 BTC every day. BitinfoCharts
  • 1 BTC is worth around $46,600 in April 2022. This is a 1,400% increase from its December 2018 price of $3,300. Or an even 13,314% increase from its November 2013 low of $350. Wikipedia
  • The average Bitcoin transaction’s value is 2.05 BTC, while the median transaction value is 0.011 BTC. This means that half of all Bitcoin transactions are worth less than 0.011 BTC. BitinfoCharts
  • The average fee for Bitcoin transactions is 0.000035 BTC, which is about $1.50. The median transaction value is 0.000012 BTC, which is about $0.53. BitinfoCharts
  • Bitcoin had no market value in 2009. But by May 2010, Bitcoin became a traded commodity, although its value was less than $0.01 per BTC. Wikipedia
  • Bitcoin gained parity with the US dollar around February to March 2011. As 1 BTC became equal to $1. Wikipedia
  • 36% of small and medium-sized businesses already accepted Bitcoin for payment in 2020. Investopedia
  • It takes 9 to 10 minutes to create one Bitcoin block, and this comes to about 150 blocks per day. The Bitcoin Blockchain stands at 731,249 blocks as of 10th April 2022. BitinfoCharts
  • The top 10 Bitcoin addresses own 6.15% of the currency. While the top 100 own 15%, and the top 1,000 own 34%. BitinfoCharts
  • The Bitcoin network uses as much electrical energy as countries like Pakistan or Finland. It uses 7 times more electricity than Google and consumes 0.5% of all electrical power on the planet. Business Insider

Ethereum Statistics

  • Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization on April 1. 2022 at $415 billion. Forbes
  • 1 ETH is worth about $3,240 in April 2022. This also means that $1 = 0.00031 ETH, as well as 1 BTC = 13.11 ETH. BitinfoCharts
  • There is an average of 1.1 million daily transactions on the Ethereum Blockchain. This comes down to about 46,000 transactions per hour and over 25 million per month. BitinfoCharts
  • At a little over 1 million Ethereum transactions each day, Ethereum is much faster than Bitcoin’s 330,000 daily transactions. Statista
  • Ethereum uses 112 TWh of electricity annually, which brings a single transaction to about 260 kWh. This energy is equivalent to what a western household would use in a week, or what an African household might use in 2 months. Wikipedia
  • The Average Ethereum transaction is 0.7076 ETH, which is about $2,300. The median transaction value is 0.0017 ETH, which is about $5.52. BitinfoCharts
  • Ethereum’s average transaction fee is 0.0033 ETH, which is about $11. While the median transaction fee is 0.0013 ETH, which is about $4.20. BitinfoCharts
  • Ethereum has an average block time of 13.4. And this means that about 4 to 5 new blocks are created every minute, about 270 per hour, and over 6,000 per day. BitinfoCharts

Crypto Market & Trading Statistics

  • Bitcoin had an $880 billion market capitalization as of April 1. 2022. Ethereum had a $415 billion capitalization, Tether stood at $79 billion, while Binance Coin had a $68 billion market capitalization. Forbes
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum are the most commonly accepted cryptocurrencies for payments and shopping. Skynova
  • Asia-pacific crypto gamers generated the highest gaming revenue at $157 million, while North Americans came in second at $80 million. TripleA
  • Mobile cryptocurrency games generated 40% of revenues at $128 million. While console games came in second at $89.9 million and 28%. TripleA

Crypto Commerce & Retail Statistics

  • Up to 40% of customers that make purchases using cryptocurrencies are new customers to that business. TripleA
  • 25% of small businesses that do not accept cryptocurrencies would like to do so. But they lack the necessary technical knowledge. Skynova
  • “Love is in the Air” is the first art piece from a major auction house that was paid for using crypto. It cost $12.9 million. TripleAI
  • Merchants who integrate BitPay saw an average ROI (Return On Investment) increase of 327%. BitPay is a Blockchain payment processing system. BusinessWire
  • The number of total transactions settled using cryptocurrencies continues to grow at 12.5%. BitPay
  • Luxury brand Hublot launched a collection of watches that you can only buy using cryptocurrencies. TripleAI

Regional Cryptocurrency Statistics

  • By the end of 2020, there were 57 crypto exchanges in the UK, 31 in the US, 37 in Singapore, and 27 in Hong Kong. Russia had 2, Mexico had 5, and Argentina had 4. Crystal
  • About 13% of exchanges in 2020 lacked a country of registration, or the information was not made public. Crystal
  • India ranks first in cryptocurrency ownership at 100 million. It is followed by the USA at 27 million, Nigeria at 13 million, Vietnam at 5.9 million, and the UK at 3.3 million. TripleA
  • North America’s cryptocurrency market stood at a value of $250 million in 2019. Fortune Business Insights
  • The APAC (Asia Pacific) region had the highest number of gamers that own cryptocurrencies at 22.6 million. While Europe follows in second place at 5.9 million. TripleA
  • 71% of all cryptocurrency transfers between exchanges in 2014 were from G20 countries. That figure dropped to 33% in 2021. Crystal

Cryptocurrency Platforms Statistics

  • The largest cryptocurrency trading platform by volume is Binance. It offers over 390 coins and supports over 40 fiat currencies from across the globe. It is followed by Coinbase, FTX, and Kraken. Coinmarketcap
  • A total of about $51 billion in transactions was moved between cryptocurrency exchanges in 2019. This volume increased to over $100 billion in 2020. Crystal
  • The majority of Blockchain-related platforms are focused on financial services. The sectors include banking, real estate, and the stock markets. Markets & Markets
  • Mining takes up 65% of cryptocurrency network activity, while transactions take up the remaining 35%. Facts & Factors
  • It can cost between $500K and $1 million to develop a software trading system that can analyze and trade crypto markets. Reuters

Cryptocurrency Ownership Statistics

  • Crypto ownership stood at 3.9% in 2021, with over 300 million users worldwide. TripleA
  • There are over 18,000 businesses already accepting cryptocurrencies as payment for goods and services. TripleA
  • 79% of cryptocurrency owners are male, while 21% are female. TripleA
  • 58% of crypto owners are less than 34 years old, while 82% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. TripleA
  • 36% of cryptocurrency owners have an annual income that is over $100,000. TripleA
  • The richest Litecoin address holds over 3.1 million LTC, which is about 4.5% of all Litecoins and is worth roughly $350 million. BitinfoCharts
  • The richest Bitcoin address holds over 252,000 BTC. This is about 1.33% of all available Bitcoins and is worth roughly $10 billion. BitinfoCharts

Cryptocurrency Mining Statistics

  • It takes about 10 minutes to mine 1 Bitcoin and this consumes about 1,200 kWh of electricity, which will cost about $100 or more depending on your location. Fortune
  • The Bitcoin network uses about 0.55% of the entire global electricity consumption. Harvard Business Review
  • The wasteful nature of Bitcoin mining means that only one miner gets credited for the block. So, all the other miners wasted their energy, which sums up to over 100 TWh of electricity annually. Cnet
  • The top mining pools in 2021 came from China. With about 5 pools being responsible for more than half of all hashes. Statista
  • Chinese Bitcoin miners make about $26 million daily from mining Bitcoin. Statista
  • Bitcoin mining costs over $4 billion yearly in electricity bills, assuming a global fixed rate of $0.05/kWh. Digiconomist
  • You could mine one Bitcoin in 2009 for a few seconds’ worth of household electricity. Today, you need about $12,500 worth of household electricity, which is about 9 years’ worth. NY Times
  • Bitcoin mining generated about $1.1 billion in January 2021. And it has generated about $13 billion in total since its inception. Coindesk
  • China once accounted for about 44% of all miners worldwide. But that was until the Chinese government cracked down on cryptocurrencies. Guardian
  • The US now accounts for the largest share of Bitcoin mining, followed by Kazakhstan and Russia. Guardian

Cryptocurrency Security Statistics

  • Over 600 crypto-malware have been identified as of January 2020. And this number keeps rising each month. Statista
  • Cryptojacking increased by 28% in 2020, causing a cumulative loss of $82 million. Cryptojacking is the process of remotely hijacking a computer system for use in mining cryptocurrencies. SonicWall
  • There were 51.1 million cryptojacking attacks in the first 6 months of 2021 alone. And this means a 23% increase over the same period in 2020. SonicWall
  • The average crypto investor’s loss between 2020 and 2021 was $1,900. This is as crypto scams continue to increase with the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies. Free Trade Commission
  • Consumers aged 20 to 49 are more than 5x more likely to report losing money to a crypto investment scam than older age groups. While consumers between 20 and 40 years lost the most money. Free Trade Commission
  • There were over 82,000 cryptocurrency scams in the US in 2020. That was a 24,000% increase from the 340 cases reported in 2016. Forbes
  • The major cryptocurrency scams range from typical ICO (Initial Coin Offer) fraud to simple account hacking and pump and dump schemes. Forbes
  • Crypto-gaming platform Ronin Network remains the #1 victim of crypto-theft with its $620 million heist on 29 March 2022. It is followed in second place by the $610 million heist of Poly Network. Comparitech
  • At 58 billion Yen in 2018, which is about $532 million today, the Coincheck hack remains one of the largest crypto heists in history. Comparitech
  • Only about 1.1% of all cryptocurrency transactions in 2019 were associated with criminal activity. And given that $1 trillion was transacted in 2019, that gives about $10 billion of illicit funds. CoinTelegraph

Cryptocurrency Legality Statistics

  • Cryptocurrencies are completely banned in 9 countries around the world. These jurisdictions include China, Bangladesh, Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Qatar, and Nepal. Library of Congress
  • El Salvador recognized Bitcoin as a legal tender on June 8, 2021. While many businesses and governments around the world accept Bitcoin and other currencies when it is convenient, Businesses in El Salvador are mandated to accept Bitcoin because it is a legal tender. Wikipedia
  • 27% of Americans support turning Bitcoin into a legal tender. This means making it a means of exchange that is accepted by law, just like the dollar. Further details show that 11% are strongly in support, while 16% are simply in favor. YouGov
  • 30 out of 43 countries have available guidance on the tax classification and administration of cryptocurrencies. While 13 countries have none. OECD

Cryptocurrency Growth Statistics

  • Bitcoin grew by 540,000% between 2012 and 2021 from about $5 per BTC to about $60,000 per BTC. TripleA
  • A $1,000 investment in Dogecoin in Jan. 2021 at less than 1 cent per coin would be worth $26,315 in April 2022 at $0.15 per Dogecoin. CNBC
  • The cryptocurrency market is expected to grow to $4.94 billion by 2030. This assumes a 12.9% CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate). Allied Market Research
  • The crypto mining industry is expected to increase by a 28.5% CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) up to 2028, when it should be worth $5.3 billion. Brandessence Market Research
  • 55% of millennial gamers own crypto assets, compared to just 5% of all millennials. TripleA
  • The financial sector accounts for over 60% of the Blockchain industry’s value. Markets & Markets
  • 90% of European and US banks had begun experimenting with Blockchain technology by the end of 2018. CNN
  • 67% of millennials consider Bitcoin a safer haven than gold. So, they prefer it as part of their portfolio, increasing the long-term potential of the crypto coin. JP Morgan
  • The Blockchain market is projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024. Transparency Market Research
  • 26% of companies intended to invest $1 million to $5 million in Blockchain technology in the next year. 23% intended to invest between $5 million and $10 million. While 16% intended to invest $10 million or more. Deloitte
  • Blockchain technology is set to help luxury brands curb the more than $30 billion they lose annually to counterfeiters. TripleAI

Conclusion

We have reached the end of our list of the top 100+ cryptocurrency statistics that you should be aware of. And you have seen all the amazing things that are happening out there.

You must have also realized by now, that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. And that it is just a matter of time before the Blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies will completely transform the world’s nations.

Nnamdi Okeke

Nnamdi Okeke

Nnamdi Okeke is a computer enthusiast who loves to read a wide range of books. He has a preference for Linux over Windows/Mac and has been using
Ubuntu since its early days. You can catch him on twitter via bongotrax

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