While BTC transactions struck a one-year high in January, almost reaching the levels registered in 2017, the median transactions value in BTC have reportedly dropped. BTC median fees have reportedly decreased to 2014 levels:
“Median Fees are also at levels not seen since 2015 despite the total monthly Bitcoins moved on-chain standing at higher levels than seen throughout most of 2018.”
Last month, Diar reported that cryptocurrency exchanges closed 2018 with “record transacting volumes,” where the combined trade volume of U.S. dollar (USD) markets on major United States crypto exchange Coinbase reportedly increased by 21 percent in 2018 versus 2017. Over the same period, exchanges Kraken and Bitfinex saw increases of 192 percent and 50 percent respectively.
However, last week Diar released a report stating that since the beginning of the year trading volumes on cryptocurrency exchanges dipped to new lows in January to levels not seen since 2017. The period reportedly turned to be the worst for the world’s leading crypto exchange by adjusted trading volume, Binance, as its BTC/USD market reduced by more than 40 percent in comparison to December 2018.
Also in January, a report by Diar revealed that the on-chain transaction value of Ethereum (ETH) hit an all time high in December 2018, reaching 115 million. Dair stated, “In terms of transaction count on-chain the ‘super computer’ has found stability since October bobbing between 16–17 million monthly transactions.”