A look back at 2019 by the numbers

Quick Take

  • Exchange volumes and web traffic continue to slide from annual highs set in June
  • Bitcoin miners have generated $5 billion in revenue in 2019
  • Annual total value settled on-chain (BTC, ETH, XRP) finished down 33% Y/Y in 2019
  • The largest exchanges continue to drive the bulk of crypto trading volumes
Performance After dreading performance in the previous year, 2019 turned out to be great for investors with exposure to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, the clear market leader, returned nearly triple-digit gains as it rallied 87% in 2019; adding roughly $63 billion to the market cap. Bitcoin’s market cap nearly doubled — from $67 to $130 billion. The gap between […]

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