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Ethereum was the Most Traded Cryptocurrency in Q3 2020 with 1.1M Average Daily Transactions, 3.5x More than Bitcoin

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As the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum witnessed impressive growth in 2020. Since the beginning of the year, Ethereum price surged by a remarkable 230%, drawing more and more attention from investors in times of economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to data presented by AksjeBloggen, Ethereum was the most traded cryptocurrency in the third quarter of 2020, with 1.1 million average daily transactions, 3.5 times more than Bitcoin.

Daily Transactions Surged by 131% in Three Months

As the world’s leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin witnessed over 319,000 average daily transactions between June and September, revealed the CoinMetrics data. Other leading cryptocurrencies saw less than a tenth of the daily volume of Ethereum. Litecoin ranked third with 56,000 average transactions per day in this period. Dash, Bitcoin Cash, and Monero followed with 25,100, 17,200, and 12,000 daily transactions, respectively.

The BitInfoCharts data revealed the number of Ethereum transactions jumped significantly since the beginning of the year. In the first quarter of 2020, the number of average daily transactions amounted to 537,900. After a slight drop to 463,100 in March, transactions continued rising in the following months.

Statistics show the number of Ethereum transactions per day increased by 610,000 between June and September, a 131% jump in three months.

Ethereum Market Cap Hit Over $50bn, Almost 150% Jump YoY

Besides impressive growth in price and the number of transactions, Ethereum also witnessed a surge in market cap since the beginning of the year.

In December 2019, the combined value of all Ethereum coins amounted to $14.3bn, revealed the CoinMarketCap data. After peaking at $30.8bn in February, Ethereum market capitalization slumped by 58% to $12.7bn in the second week of March.

However, the world’s second-largest crypto coin quickly bounced back, with market cap recovering to $25.2bn in June.

The increasing trend continued in the third quarter of 2020, with the combined value of all Ethereum coins in circulation peaking at $53.8bn in September, a 102% jump in three months. Statistics show the market cap of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency stood at $50bn at the end of last week, almost 150% jump year-over-year.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, Entrepreneur.com, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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Cryptocurrency Crash: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

Research into cryptocurrency capital inflows has shown that about $140 billion is sitting in four of the leading stablecoins.

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Despite the cryptocurrency crash and rising global uncertainty, research into cryptocurrency capital inflows has shown that about $140 billion is sitting in four of the leading stablecoins as institutional investors that have been backing the cryptocurrency space in recent months assess happenings.

Capital inflow into dollar-pegged Tether’s USDT, Circle’s USDC, Binance’s BUSD, and MarkerDAO’s DAI has risen from $7 billion in the last 2 years to $147 billion in 2022, suggesting that cryptocurrency investors are not withdrawing their funds or converting to U.S. Dollar but sitting on the sideline for possible re-entry.

“The amount of money sitting on the digital sideline has never been greater and points to an abundance of patient investors ready to pounce on discounted digital assets,” Stated Digital Asset Investment Management (DAIM) analysts. “That means the ecosystem has an additional $140 billion ready to be deployed into bitcoin and altcoins.”

According to Louis Schoeman, managing director at broker comparison site Forex Suggest, we are currently experiencing the biggest crypto crash in history, with the crypto Fear and Greed index having slipped into “extreme fear” category.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana gained in their prices in the last 24 hours. Equity markets, too, recorded some gains including Nasdaq, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average.

“It’s worth noting that various coins including Bitcoin were heavily inflated in a bubble over the last 2 years, so a crash of this enormity was bound to happen. With investors dumping assets in response to high inflation and the semi-collapse of the Celsius network driving the downward spiral, I think only the best fundamentally strong crypto projects will survive this bear market, as is proving to be.

This is a cleansing process of note as we believe between 80% – 90% of the crypto projects will not survive this period especially if Bitcoin falls below $20,000 again.

But, it also serves as a massive opportunity for many no-coiners to enter the crypto market for the 1st time ever.

Fortune favours the brave in crypto right now.”

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Binance, the World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange, is 5 Years Old Today

Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, is celebrating its 5th anniversary by eliminating trading fees on a wide range of bitcoin spot trading pairs.

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Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, is celebrating its 5th anniversary by eliminating trading fees on a wide range of bitcoin spot trading pairs. While Binance has long maintained one of the lowest spot trading fees in the industry, it is establishing itself as the global leader in pricing with this latest move.

From July 8, users will be able to enjoy fee-free trading on thirteen stablecoin and fiat combinations including BTC/USDT, BTC/BUSD, BTC/USDC, BTC/EUR, BTC/TRY, and more. The new trading fees will be in effect until further notice, allowing Binance users globally to enjoy the fee-free feeling beyond the two weeks of anniversary celebrations.

Binance Founder and CEO “CZ” (Changpeng Zhao) said: “In line with our user-first philosophy, Binance has always strived to provide the most competitive fees in the industry. At its core, Binance is an inclusive platform with accessibility in mind. Eliminating the trading fees on selected BTC spot trading pairs is another move towards that direction.”

“Within the span of five years, Binance has amassed an amazing community that believes in us and supports our vision. Our growth and achievements would not have been possible without them. We hope to give back to the community by providing them with the world’s best products and services,” added CZ.

Binance launched in July 2017 as a crypto-to-crypto exchange and within six months, became the world’s largest crypto exchange. Today, Binance is a global blockchain ecosystem spanning across trading services, infrastructure solutions, educational resources, research, social good and charitable programs, investment and incubation initiatives, and more. By providing access to broad financial tools while maintaining one of the lowest fees in the business, Binance is making crypto accessible to everyone in Africa and beyond.

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Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Rebound on Thursday

Bitcoin, the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency, appreciated by 4.53% in the last 24 hours to take its gains to 12.64% in the last 7 days.

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The cryptocurrency space came alive in the last 24 hours to extend its gains for the week despite growing global uncertainties amid recession fears.

Bitcoin, the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency, appreciated by 4.53% in the last 24 hours to take its gains to 12.64% in the last 7 days.

In the last 7 days, Eth, the token of the Ethereum protocol, has gained 21.36% from about $1000 a coin it traded a week ago to $1,235.67 on Thursday.

Similarly, BNB extended its gains to $242.45, an increase of 1.40% in 24 hours and 14.33% in the last 7 days to underscore a possible shift in the financial markets towards cryptocurrency, especially with global assets, both traditional haven assets like gold and even risk assets like stocks, commodities, etc, trading at a record-low.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed after Luna stablecoin plunged from over $40 billion market value or $90 a coin to about $800,000 in market value or $0.00004 a coin. The huge decline and the speed in which it happens, three days, sent a shocking wave to the investment world and alerted people to the danger of investing in an unproven and regulated space like cryptocurrency.

However, seasoned traders have said it is not unique and newbies would have to learn that in cryptocurrency investing, there are bearish and bullish seasons. This, they attributed to the Bitcoin Halving, a process in which Bitcoin reward for miners is halved after every 210,000 blocks or four years.

Still, experts like Changpeng Zhao, the Chief Executive Officer of Binance and the richest cryptocurrency investor alive, had called on people to only invest in cryptocurrency projects with real-world use cases.

Popularly known as CZ and estimated by Bloomberg to have a net worth of $96 billion, had repeatedly said the cryptocurrency space is here to stay and encourages inventors and innovators to focus on solving real-life problems.

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