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The Ultimate List of Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Statistics 2022

The ultimate list of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin statistics, facts and trends 2022

Updated Aug 4, 2022 10:38 AM

Bitcoin Value and Market Performance Statistics

  1. Bitcoin is the most expensive crypto within the top 100 coins. 

  2. Bitcoin (BTC) reached an all-time high of over $68,000 in November 2021. 

  3. 19M Bitcoins in circulation worldwide. 

  4. Around 15000 Bitcoin ATMs in the world.

  5. 11386 Number of Bitcoin ATMs in the U.S. 

  6. 89.4% share of global Bitcoin ATMs in North America. 

  7. Genesis Coin stands to be the largest Global Bitcoin ATM producer. 

  8. 2% of U.S investors own Bitcoin. 

  9. The number of Bitcoin-compatible Blockchain.com wallet users worldwide stands at 82.22 million. 

  10. 24 Hours trading volume of Bitcoin stands around 31.11 Billion USD. 

  11. 276178 Bitcoin network transactions per day. 

  12. Bitcoin experienced 330,000 transactions per day at the end of 2020; in January of 2021, it reached 400,000. 

  13. Bitcoin market capitalization is around 39.6% relative to the market capitalization of all other cryptocurrencies globally. 

  14. Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency, with dominance hitting over 44.4%. 

  15. In 2020, roughly 420 million U.S. dollars worth of Russian rubles were used to buy Bitcoin on an exchange, against 400 million U.S. dollars worth of Nigerian naira. 

  16. Bitcoin’s blockchain size has reached 389.72 GB as of May 2022. 

  17. After the pandemic hit in March 2020, the price of Bitcoin went from $6,000 to $60,000 within 12 months.

  18. During the November 2021 spike, leading tokens such as Bitcoin and Ether jumped by over 30% in under a month. 

  19. Bitcoin’s total market capitalization is $566 billion as of May 2022. It came down from $1.27 trillion in November 2021. Earlier in 2021, it exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. 

  20. Average Bitcoin transactions per hour are 10,903. 

  21. Between the years of 2012 and 2021, the price of Bitcoin increased by more than 540,000%, reaching an annual growth rate of 274% in 2020. 

  22. In May 2022, Bitcoin gain since 2012 dropped from 540,000% to 136,260%. 

  23. Gemini’s research found that among adults with a knowledge of crypto in the US, 95% were most familiar with Bitcoin. The research also revealed that 84% of people currently own Bitcoin, and 87% have owned this coin in the past. 

  24. In February 2021, Bitcoin achieved a record-breaking month, with a price jump of more than 50%. 

  25. Bitcoin is posted about on social media every three seconds. 

  26. 46 million Americans have invested in Bitcoin. 

  27. Bitcoin has a coin cap of 21 million meaning the complete supply of Bitcoin is 21 million. 

  28. To be in the top 2% of Bitcoin traders, you need to own 0.28 BTC. The average Bitcoin trader holds roughly around 0.01 BTC. 

  29. From 2012 to 2020, Bitcoin gained over 193,639.36% of its value from when it was first created. 

  30. As of February 2021, its market capitalization had risen to $1072.21 billion, with the highest number of Bitcoin transactions done daily worldwide hitting 367,536 in the first quarter of 2021. 

  31. In mid-May 2022, Bitcoin’s market capitalization rested above $566 billion, down from $1.27 trillion in November 2021. Earlier in 2021, it exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. Stat updated to (In mid-June 2022, Bitcoin’s market capitalization rested above $393 billion, down from $1.26 trillion in November 2021. Earlier in 2021, it exceeded $1 trillion for the first time.) 

  32. In 2020, the total number of Bitcoin payments surpassed 120 million. 

  33. According to crypto data firm Chainalysis, around 20% of Bitcoin has been lost or is stuck in wallets that can't be accessed. 

  34. About 1.1 million BTC is held by the top coin's anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, according to Decrypt.

  35. By September 2021, about 18.8 million bitcoins have been mined. 

  36. The last Bitcoin will be mined in 2140. 

  37. Between 2012 and May 2022, Bitcoin has gained 136,260%. Updated in the source to Between 2012 and June 2022, Bitcoin has gained 93,680%. 

Bitcoin Environmental Stats

  1. Bitcoin alone produces about 22.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. 

  2. The amount of carbon emissions resulting from mining Bitcoin is greater than all of New Zealand.

  3. One Bitcoin transaction’s carbon footprint is equivalent to 1805,682 Visa transactions or 135,785 hours of watching YouTube. (Updated today) 

  4. Bitcoin emissions alone could increase the average global temperature above +2°C. 

  5. 72% of Bitcoin mining occurs in China, where nearly 66% of electricity comes from coal power. 

  6. Bitcoin has the highest carbon footprint per dollar of inflow. For each $1 billion of capital inflow to Bitcoin, an additional 5.4m tons of CO2 emissions occur, higher than any other investment opportunity available to humans. 

  7. A Bitcoin purchase worth $50,000 has a carbon footprint of 270 tons, or 60 internal combustion cars.

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Stats

  1. Bitcoin mining uses enough energy to power over 10m homes per year. 

  2. Bitcoin mining requires over 10.67 terawatt-hours of electricity per year. 

  3. Mining cryptocurrency uses more electricity than Argentina, or 121.36 terawatt-hours (TWh) per year. 

  4. If Bitcoin was a country, it would be in the top 30 energy users worldwide. 

  5. Bitcoin consumes roughly the same energy as all global data centers. 

  6. Carbon emissions from Bitcoin mining is greater than that of global gold mining. 

  7. Annual electricity costs on Bitcoin mining are $4,466,697,344.

  8. The estimated ratio of electricity costs to total miner income is 22.13%. 

  9. More than 60% of the Bitcoin network’s hash rate depends on non-renewable energy sources. 

  10.  Kentucky passed legislation to introduce energy and tax breaks for crypto mining operations. 

Bitcoin Adoption and Demographics

  1. As of March 2021, Tesla is the only company to announce the acquisition of Bitcoins. 

  2. The Bitcoin community is disproportionately Male. 85.77% of Bitcoin community engagement comes from Males as opposed to 14.23% from females.

  3. Statista conducted a survey where they revealed the awareness of Bitcoin among males and females in America. Males show a slightly higher level of awareness, with 78% of survey respondents reporting awareness of Bitcoin. Females reported a 71% awareness rate of Bitcoin. 

  4. A survey shows white respondents are more aware of Bitcoin as compared to 66% for Hispanic and 61% for Black respondents.

  5. In a survey by J.P Morgan, 67% of Millennials look to Bitcoin as a Safe Haven Asset as compared to Gold. 

  6. On May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two Papa John's pizzas worth about $41 at the time. 

  7. There are almost 100,000 Bitcoin millionaires.

  8.  Fewer than 150,000 people may have claimed cryptocurrency activity on tax returns in 2019.

  9. Approximately 27% of Americans support the adoption of Bitcoin as a legal tender.

  10. Approximately 16% of Americans use cryptocurrency.

General Cryptocurrency Statistics

  1. The total cryptocurrency market cap is $1.28 trillion, or equivalent to the 9th largest economy globally. (Stat changed by the original author to: The total cryptocurrency market cap is $894 billion, or equivalent to the 20th largest economy globally) 

  2. The average daily cryptocurrency trade volume has risen dramatically to $89 billion per day. (Stat changed by the original author to: The average daily cryptocurrency trade volume has risen dramatically to $67 billion per day) 

  3.  In 2020, 2,329 ICOs occurred. 

  4.  There are over 10,000 cryptocurrencies in active circulation.

  5. Globally, 526 cryptocurrency spot exchanges exist, with a total 24-hour trading volume of $88.6 billion. Stat updated to (There are 526 global cryptocurrency spot exchanges globally with a total 24-hour trading volume of $67 billion) 

  6. The Top 10 Global Crypto Exchanges Account for 79% of Global Daily Trade Volume. 

  7. The Top 4 Global Crypto Exchanges Account for 63% of Global Daily Trade Volume. 

  8. Globally, the total value of all stablecoins, or tokens tied to a specific stable asset or basket of assets like a fiat currency (e.g., USD, EUR), traded on average each day is $77.86 billion. Stat updated to (Globally, the total value of all stablecoins, or tokens tied to a specific stable asset or basket of assets like a fiat currency (e.g., USD, EUR), traded on average each day is $58.8 billion)

  9. Global DeFi global volume per 24 hours is $9.24 billion, or 8.52% of the total daily crypto market volume. Stat updated to (Global DeFi global volume per 24 hours is $4.83 billion, or 7.24% of the total daily crypto market volume.) 

  10. Global mining income is $20,180,061,869 per year. 

  11. In 2020, the total number of digital payments crossed 700 billion, representing 14% growth over the previous year.

  12.  In 2020, the total number of Bitcoin payments surpassed 120 million, representing a small but growing percentage of total digital payments. 

  13. The frequency of cryptocurrency theft increased between 2019 and 2020 by 160%, but is less by dollar value.

  14. $281m of crypto was stolen in 2020, but ~80% has since been claimed and recovered.

  15. The industry with the highest accepted rate of BitPay payments was prepaid/gift cards at 26.3%, lowest is Consumer Electronics at 1.74%. 

  16. Almost 70 million people use a blockchain wallet worldwide. About a third of Nigerians use a cryptocurrency, while 1 in 5 in Vietnam and the Philippines do.

  17. Developing an algorithm which can find crypto market-moving signals costs between $500,000 and $1 million.

  18. Nigerians report the most common ownership and use of virtual currencies (32%), with the U.S. coming in 9th at 6%.

  1.  Cryptocurrency use is on the rise, with 33% of Nigerians either using or owning cryptocurrency, according to a recent survey.

  2. In 2020, Indian Bitcoin trades accounted for about US$60 million every day. 

  3. The daily trading volume of Turkey's first cryptocurrency platform BtcTurk touched around $424.3 million in May 2022.

  4. It is estimated that over 32 thousand people, 2.41% of Estonia's total population, currently own cryptocurrency. 

  5. 46 million Americans have invested in Bitcoin. 

  6. Approximately 27% of Americans support the adoption of Bitcoin as a legal tender.

  7. 6.1% of Brits say they currently own cryptocurrency (as of March 2022) However, this rate is lower than the global average of 15.5%. 

  8. 77% of the French already heard of crypto, and 8% have in fact already invested in cryptos, be they cryptocurrencies or NFTs. The proportion of French people holding cryptos is therefore now higher than the one of French people holding treasury stocks (6.7% according to the AMF).

  9. 44% of Germans are “motivated to invest in cryptocurrencies to be a part of ‘the future of finance’” while over a third or “37% of German crypto investors have been trading cryptocurrencies for over a year.

  10. Throughout most of 2020, China held the majority of bitcoin mining with an average monthly hash rate of around 67%. In May 2021, the State Council announced further crackdowns on bitcoin mining in China. As a result, cryptocurrency mining began to dwindle in October, falling to 55% of global mining. It continued a steady decline until June 2021, when all mining stopped in China.