O número de carteiras BTC ativas quebrou todos os recordes
January 2021 was Bitcoin's finest hour. Its price has risen to $42,000. The number of active Bitcoin wallets has also increased
In January, the Bitcoin blockchain had over 22.3 million active public addresses. This is the highest rate in the entire history of Bitcoin. The guys from Glassnode tweeted about this.
The previous record was set during a massive bull rally in 2017, they said. At that time, over 21.6 million active addresses were recorded in the Bitcoin blockchain.
At the same time, at the end of 2020, when the BTC price returned to ATH 2017, only 20.8 million active wallets were recorded. This shows that these two periods are not equivalent.
After the price of the coins collapsed, only 10.9 million active addresses remained on the Bitcoin network by June 2018. This figure is two times lower than in January 2021.
In 2019, when the Bitcoin blockchain saw the largest minimum of "live" addresses since 2017, activity gradually began to recover. During the year, the figure reached 14 million and began to grow further.
In May 2020, the number of active wallets has already reached 17 million. By August 2020 - 19 million. From November 2020 to January 2021, there was a progressive growth.
January 2021 became a record not only for the price of the first cryptocurrency, but also for the activity in its blockchain network. Interestingly, the transaction costs for BTC transfers in 2021 were significantly lower than at the peak of 2017. $9 versus $32.
This is largely due to the increased centralization of daily transactions in 2020-2021. So, in 2017, over 450,000 transactions were made in the Bitcoin blockchain in one day.
This is the highest indicator at this moment. In January 2021, the peak was 392,000 transfers (01/07/2021). The fall in transaction costs is associated with the active use of SegWit and the Lightning Network.