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Research

As the number of transactions on Bitcoin grows, the transaction value shrinks

Quick Take

  • Bitcoin transactions and outputs per day have reached a one-year high
  • The median transaction value (in terms of BTC) is at the lowest point in Bitcoin’s existence
  • Lately, there has been an inverse relationship between the transaction value and the number of transactions
  • That could be because the fees are so low that users would rather send a lot of small transactions as opposed to a few of large ones

The number of Bitcoin transactions per day averaged on a monthly basis has reached a one-year high of 326,000 in February. The last time the number of transactions was this high was December 2017 at the height of speculative mania. 

Additionally, because it is encouraged to batch several outputs into one transaction, using the number of transactions could skew the actual activity.