Reflecting On “High Momentum,” Crypto Exchange Volumes Jump Up Into The Trillions
2021 has been an explosive year so far.
As prices rallied, so did the crypto market cap from about $780 billion at the beginning of the year to an all-time high at $2.35 trillion on April 17. As of writing, the total market cap is just under $2 trillion.
In total, last month, crypto exchanges did $1.17 trillion, and in April, so far, we have already surpassed $1.26 trillion, as per The Block data.
Comparatively, $3.32 trillion was recorded in volume by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) alone in March. NYSE is the largest exchange venue, operating NYSE, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago, NYSE American, and NYSE National, which makes up 20-25% of US equity exchange trading.
Interestingly, while total crypto trading volume was a mere 8% of NYSE Group’s volume in September 2020, it reached 48% in February 2021.
These numbers could be benefitted by unique features of the crypto market, which runs 24/7, around the globe, and has thousands of crypto assets, in some cases tokenized stocks as well, listed on them.
Interestingly, Bison, the crypto trading app of Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second-biggest stock exchange which is one of the largest in the world, also achieved €2 billion (US$2.4 billion) in trading volume so far this year, up from €35 million ($42.3 million) in November.
Launched in 2018, the app also recorded an 83% surge in the number of its active users to 400,000 since the year started. It allows users to trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), XRP, and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). BTC -3.27% Bitcoin / USD BTCUSD $ 42,554.48
-$1,391.53-3.27% Volume 34.49 b Change -$1,391.53 Open $42,554.48 Circulating 18.82 m Market Cap 801.08 b 18 h China’s Leading Crypto Exchange, Huobi, Custodies More than $1 Billion in Assets 20 h Google Searches for Bitcoin Hit Dec 2020 Level, Interest in NFTs Surpass DeFi Significantly and Matched Ethereum Briefly 20 h New Jersey Regulators Extend Enforcement on BlockFi BIA Ban to December 1st ETH -7.31% Ethereum / USD ETHUSD $ 2,886.46
-$211.00-7.31% Volume 19.01 b Change -$211.00 Open $2,886.46 Circulating 117.65 m Market Cap 339.6 b 15 h 1Inch Moves to Arbitrum For Faster Throughput And Lower Gas Fees 19 h Wormhole Launches Solana-Ethereum Bridge to Move NFTs Cross-Chain 20 h Google Searches for Bitcoin Hit Dec 2020 Level, Interest in NFTs Surpass DeFi Significantly and Matched Ethereum Briefly LTC -6.60% Litecoin / USD LTCUSD $ 149.28
-$9.85-6.60% Volume 2.16 b Change -$9.85 Open $149.28 Circulating 66.75 m Market Cap 9.96 b 1 d Lloyds to Auction off Vehicles from Mad Max FURY Road Film, Crypto Accepted 1 d AMC Theaters CEO Is Considering Adding Payment Support for DOGE By Year-End 6 d Interactive Brokers Founder Already Red Pilled, Has Been “Itching” to Offer Crypto Trading for a Long Time XRP -6.68% XRP / USD XRPUSD $ 0.93
-$0.06-6.68% Volume 3.7 b Change -$0.06 Open $0.93 Circulating 46.72 b Market Cap 43.38 b 1 d SEC Scores Minor Victory Against Ripple As Court Rejects Employee Trading History Motion 1 w Solana (SOL) Dominating Institutional Interest, Accounting for Over 86% of the Total Inflows 1 w More than 65% of South Korean Crypto Exchanges to Shut Down Once FSC Deadline Hits BCH -7.13% Bitcoin Cash / USD BCHUSD $ 503.69
-$35.91-7.13% Volume 5.6 b Change -$35.91 Open $503.69 Circulating 18.85 m Market Cap 9.5 b 1 d Lloyds to Auction off Vehicles from Mad Max FURY Road Film, Crypto Accepted 1 d AMC Theaters CEO Is Considering Adding Payment Support for DOGE By Year-End 6 d Interactive Brokers Founder Already Red Pilled, Has Been “Itching” to Offer Crypto Trading for a Long Time
This growth in both users and trading volume “reflect the current high momentum in the crypto market and the increasingly broad interest in cryptocurrencies,” said Ulli Spankowski, CEO of Sowa Labs GmbH, a Boerse Stuttgart subsidiary that developed the app.