The cryptocurrency market has seen an upturn of fortune over the past few months with bull markets elevating the industry to new heights. Bitcoin remained the spearhead for the green run with market caps and volumes hitting all-time records.
In the midst of this market upheaval, users have made sure that they are wholly involved in ushering in a new decentralized age. Latest research recently showed that the trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges had climbed to uncharted territories, even surpassing the 2017 bull run.
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) December 27, 2020
A cumulative assessment of trading volumes on cryptocurrency exchanges laid out the fact that November 2020 was one of the most successful months in the industry’s history. The data was compiled from a melange of exchanges that included CEX, BTSE, ItBit, Luno, Binance, Gemini, and Kraken. November witnessed the total cryptocurrency trading volume almost hit the coveted $300 million mark. The previous month, October 2020, barely clocked in $130 million in terms of crypto transactions.
Binance held the top spot in terms of volume as the Changpeng Zhao founded exchange dealt with almost $180 million in transactions. Coinbase came next in line with users trading close to $30 million on the platform. In October, Binance only dealt with $70 million in transactions as the entire ecosystem shrunk to a 3-month low. If you compare the November volume with that of January’s, you will notice that there is a staggering 4x increase. The exchange that exceeded expectations in this market was LMAX Digital with a relatively smaller exchange capturing the third-largest market share.
Despite the current march, the market still has some way to go before breaching the main record. The ATH was created in November 2017 when the ecosystem’s trading volume hit $330 million. Fans of the industry were positive that a new number would be established in the coming weeks. The rise in positive sentiment was due to the fact that Bitcoin was still above the $25k mark for more than a week.
At press time, Bitcoin was trading for $26,936 with a total market cap of $401.54 billion. A 2.7 percent dip in trading price had lowered the daily BTC volume to $67.402 million. Ethereum, on the other, had climbed by more than 13 percent over the previous 24-hour timeframe.