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100+ Cryptocurrency Statistics 2023: Crypto Prices, Market Caps & Stocks

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Crypto is still a pretty new concept for many people—making it a perfect breeding ground for myths and rumors over the years. 

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Stories about crypto replacing real money, being an outright scam, and introducing Bitcoin Pizza Day have circulated the internet (okay, that last one is true.) 

We’re here to investigate the facts and give you a detective dose of reality with our top cryptocurrency stats. 

This article will show you—

  • Top crypto stats.
  • World cryptocurrency users stats. 
  • Cryptocurrency market cap.
  • Leading crypto prices. 
  • Crypto trading statistics. 
  • Cryptocurrency exchange rates. 
  • Crypto wallet statistics. 
  • Bitcoin market cap and prices. 
  • Current cryptocurrency ranking. 
  • NFT statistics. 
  • Cryptocurrency crime statistics. 
  • Cryptocurrency growth statistics. 

Top Cryptocurrency Statistics 

Cryptocurrency (also known as crypto) is a digital or online currency

It’s used as an alternative form of payment and is largely based on blockchain technology—you can send and receive payments from anywhere in the world, free from traditional banking. 

Let’s begin by breaking down some key crypto facts

  • The total crypto market cap volume is around $1,070,000,000,000 ($1.07 trillion), and the crypto 24-hour volume is $60,660,000,000 ($60.66 billion). (CoinMarketCap)
  • The volume of all stablecoins now stands at $55.31 billion—which is 91.18% of the total crypto market. (CoinMarketCap)
  • The total volume in DeFi (decentralized finance) is currently $5.96 billion—that’s 9.83% of the whole crypto market 24-hour volume. (CoinMarketCap)
  • The DeFi sector experienced a drop in TVL and now stands at around $40 billion—close to 25% of what it was at the start of 2022. (Binance Research) 
  • Currently, there are 22,421 cryptos and 537 exchanges. (CoinMarketCap)

(Here’s our breakdown of the best crypto apps if you’re keen to start trading.) 

Cryptocurrency Users Statistics 

You hear all about how crypto is the future of currency. But if it really is the next big thing, why do you only know a handful of people using it? 

In fact, there are millions of crypto users out there—

  • There are currently around 420,000,000 crypto users around the world. (Triple-A)
  • The US has the most crypto users (46,000,000), followed by India (27 million), Pakistan (26 million), Nigeria (22 million), and Vietnam (20 million). (Triple-A)
  • The global user base of cryptocurrencies increased by almost 190% between 2018–2020. (Statista)
  • This user base grew by 37.8% from January 2021 to January 2022. (Datareportal) 
  • On average, more than one in ten adult internet users have some form of cryptocurrency (over two in ten in Thailand). (Datareportal) 
  • There are also obvious age differences, with less than one in twenty internet users aged 55 to 64 owning any cryptocurrency. (Datareportal) 
  • Around the world, 40% said they were nearly twice as likely to get started with crypto if they had more educational resources. (Gemini)
  • A late-2021 survey with 30,000 adults across 20 countries revealed that 41% of crypto owners bought crypto for the first time in 2021—with more than half in Brazil (51%), Hong Kong (51%), and India (54%). (Gemini)
  • Overall, 41% of those surveyed said they are crypto-curious. (Gemini)

Gender Differences 

Crypto is known for being a male-dominated world, but do the stats support this? 

Here are some key gender differences

  • Of those who consider themselves crypto-curious and were planning to purchase crypto, 47% were women. (Gemini)
  • Despite this, there’s still a big difference between male and female crypto users—with men in the US nearly three times more likely to own crypto than females. (Statista)
  • In fact, the US has one of the greatest gender gaps between male and female crypto users. (Statista)
  • Among developed countries, only a third of crypto users are women—with 32% in the US, 33% in Europe, and 27% in Australia. (Gemini)
  • However, this increases to half in developing nations—with 51% in Indonesia, 51% in Israel, and 50% in Nigeria. (Gemini)
  • France is leading the way amongst developed countries, with 45% female crypto investors. (Gemini)

Ethnic Differences 

Studies have also discovered differences among different racial and ethnic groups

  • Racial variations reveal 55% of crypto-users being White, 22% being Hispanic/Latino, 13% being Asian/Pacific Islander, 17% being Black/African American, and 1% being Native American/Alaskan Native. (Gemini)
  • Among non-owners, 39% in Asia Pacific, 37% in Latin America, and 36% in Europe say there’s some legal uncertainty around cryptocurrency. (Gemini)
  • In addition, 30% in the Middle East, 24% in Asia Pacific, and 23% in Latin America said the tax concerns stopped them from investing in crypto. (Gemini)

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Statistics 

The constantly-changing market cap (market capitalization) is the total value of all mined coins and helps to measure the market value of cryptocurrency. 

You can use the stats to make investment decisions by keeping tabs on the popular cryptocurrencies—

  • The Global Crypto Market Cap was around $934.85 billion at the end of Q3 2022. (CMS Research)
  • This is an increase of 4% compared to the end of Q2 and represents 43.56% of the Market Cap at the end of Q1. (CMS Research)
  • According to CoinMarketCap, the current Bitcoin market cap is $451,000,000,000, followed by Ethereum at $201 billion, and Tether at $68 billion. (CoinMarketCap)
  • Among the top five cryptocurrencies, BNB has a market cap of $51,200,000,000—while USD stands at $42 billion. (CoinMarketCap)
  • CoinMarketCap users include 15.45% from the US, 12.14% from Vietnam, 7.57% from India, 7.24% from Turkey, and 7.03% from Germany. (CoinMarketCap)

Crypto Stock Prices Statistics

Cryptocurrency stock prices are driven by supply and demand—if more traders are showing interest and buying, you’ll start seeing that price creep up.

As prices are based on every new trade, the value of crypto can go up and down faster than it takes you to read this sentence. 

So, here’s a breakdown of the current and past crypto prices

  • The Bitcoin cryptocurrency price is $23,500—the highest value amongst all cryptocurrencies. (CoinMarketCap)
  • Other crypto market prices include Ethereum at $1,600, Tether at $1, BNB at $325, and USD Coin at $1. (CoinMarketCap)
  • After the collapse of the major exchange FTX, crypto prices dropped to record-low values as Bitcoin dragged down other cryptocurrencies. (Statista) 
  • In November 2022, the crypto market capitalization dropped under $8,000,000,000 ($8 billion) from around $3,000,000,000,000 ($3 trillion) the previous year. (Forbes)

Crypto Trading Volume Statistics 

The cryptocurrency trading volume is the number of units being bought and sold across all exchanges, usually over 24 hours. 

The trading volume can give you handy insight into market trends, liquidity, and the popularity of a coin. 

  • The total spot trading volume in 2022 Q3 was $8,050,000,000,000 ($8.05 trillion)—a drop of 46.87% from the peak volume in 2022. (CMS Research)
  • Binance is leading the way with a trading volume of $22.6 billion. (CoinMarketCap)
  • Following behind is Coinbase Exchange, with a trading volume of $1.5 billion, Kraken at $743.5 million, KuCoin at $823.7 million, and Bitstamp at $156.2 million. (CoinMarketCap)
  • A global survey found over half of crypto owners in the Asia Pacific (56%), Africa (53%), and the Middle East (56%) were trading cryptocurrency to gain a profit. (Gemini)
  • More research found that over 50% of surveyed companies that used traditional finance trading are now trading with digital assets. (PWC)
  • Most investors are using more than one venue to trade, with about one-quarter of respondents saying they’re using ten or more. (PWC)

Crypto Exchanges Statistics 

A crypto exchange is a platform where you can buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency. 

You can choose from a centralized, decentralized, or hybrid exchange (where you can use fiat currency to buy crypto).

Here’s an overview of the leading crypto exchanges

  • Binance is the most popular exchange, with 128,000,000 registered users at the end of 2022. (Binance)
  • The leading exchange has $22,000,000 using Binance Pay with $48,000,000,000 ($48 billion) worth of Binance Pay Transactions. (Binance) 
  • In 2022, Binance processed an average of $65 billion in trading volume daily. (Binance) 
  • Following closely behind is Coinbase, with over 108 million verified users. (Coinbase)
  • Coinbase recorded $159 billion in quarterly volume trades with $101 billion worth of assets on the platform. (Coinbase)
  • Crypto.com has more than 80 million customers globally—a figure boosted after increased brand visibility at the FIFA World Cup 2022. (Crypto.com)
  • OKX has over 20 million global users and has processed more than 25 billion trades, with trading volumes going up to $21 trillion. (OKX)
  • OKX Earn has over $5.1 billion in assets and paid out over $314 million in passive income. (OKX)
  • eToro has around 27 million users and generated $1.2 billion in revenue in 2021—a 103% year-on-year increase. (Business of Apps)
  • In 2021, the company set an IPO valuation of $10.4 billion—a 316% increase from 2020. (Business of Apps)

Crypto Wallet Statistics

Crypto wallets hold your private and public keys to give you access to your cryptocurrencies. 

You can opt for a non-custodial wallet to keep control of your keys, or a custodial wallet if you want the crypto exchange to take the reins. 

  • Trust Wallet, one of the top non-custodial software wallets, reported that 43% of crypto users stored their holdings on centralized exchanges—but 57% of users self-custody most of their assets with Trust Wallet. (CoinMarketCap)
  • Trust Wallet also saw a 140% increase in active users within a few days after the FTX crash and continues to see weekly increases. (CoinMarketCap)
  • Blockchain.com wallets reached over 81,000,000 wallet users in 2022. (Statista)
  • Coinbase’s daily active users in the US were over ten times more than Blockchain Wallet. (Statista) 

Bitcoin Marketplace Statistics 

Bitcoin was the first successful crypto and continues to lead the way as the most valued cryptocurrency. 

While the real identity of Bitcoin’s founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, remains unclear, here are some stats we know to be true

  • Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency launched in 2009—its first transaction was used to buy two Papa John's pizzas. (Bitcoin.org)
  • Before the FTX crash, the crypto Bitcoin price was valued at around $18,000. (CoinMarketCap)
  • The volatile market has led to Bitcoin losing approximately 60% of its value to date. (CMS Research)
  • However, Bitcoin fully recovered from the FTX crash on January 15th, 2022—with its value going over $21,000. (Crypto Potato)
  • Bitcoin also started 2023 strong, setting six new all-time highs in twelve months and growing almost 150% between the year’s lowest and highest price points. (OKX)
  • Bitcoin’s market dominance is now around 40%—while the altcoin market has shrunk from 25% to 15%. (CoinMarketCap)

Other Top Cryptocurrencies 

If you fancy branching out beyond Bitcoin, there are plenty of alternative leading cryptocurrencies to choose from. 

Altcoins cover over 60% of the market and can be split into mining-based coins, stablecoins, memecoins, and security tokens. 

  • In 2021, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies reached almost $1,300,000,000,000 ($1.3 trillion) at the year’s highest point. (OKX)
  • Currently, the top 10 cryptocurrency coins are:
    • Bitcoin (BTC)
    • Ethereum (ETH)
    • Tether (USDT)
    • BNB (BNB)
    • USD Coin (USDC)
    • XRP (XRP)
    • Binance USD (BUSD)
    • Cardano (ADA)
    • Dogecoin (DODGE)
    • Polygon (MATIC)
  • Ethereum is one of the largest cryptocurrencies and had an average of $13,700,000 ($13.7 million) in daily transaction fees in 2022. (CoinMarketCap)
  • However, in Q3 Ethereum only generated $2.98 million in average daily revenue—a 79% decrease from Q2. (CMS Research)
  • In Q3 2022, Tether USDT’s market cap was $67,950,000,000 ($67.95 billion)—a 2.41% increase from Q2 and a decline of 1.35% compared with the end of 2021. (CMS Research)
  • Tether also has a 24-hour volume of $29.90 billion. (CoinDesk)
  • BNB has a total 24-volume of $516.5 million, while USD has a volume of $2.9 billion. (CoinMarketCap)

NFT Market Stats

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital assets based on blockchain technology. 

Many associate NFTs with digital art and cool-looking chimps—but NFTs can also be photography, music, and even event tickets. 

  • In May 2022, OpenSea hit a daily volume of $544,000,000 ($544 million). (Crypto.com)
  • The volume of USD traded in Q3 2022 was $1,600,000,000 ($1.6 billion), 77% down from Q2. (NonFungible)
  • Additionally, the volume of sales went down 5% to $10.9 million and the number of buyers dropped 22% to 903,259 from Q2. (NonFungible)
  • The average NFT price also dropped 76% from Q2—standing at $154 by the end of the year. (NonFungible)
  • Currently, the NFT industry has over 120,000 daily transactions and around 450,000 active wallets per week. (NonFungible)
  • The most profitable NFT was Punk #2924 by CryptoPunks, bringing in $4.3 million. (NonFungible)
  • The collectible segment represents 60% of the market share—with over $537 million in trading volume for Q3 2022. (NonFungible)
  • However, Art (14%) and Utilities (13%) saw the most volume during the last quarter of 2022. (NonFungible)
  • A 2022 survey involving 6,034 US adults found that almost half have heard about non-fungible tokens, including 11% who have heard a lot—but only 2% of Americans have bought an NFT. (Pew Research)
  • The research also revealed that men are 22% more likely to have heard about NFTs. (Pew Research)
  • Although, this balances out for adults under 30, with 5% of men buying an NFT and 7% of women. (Pew Research)
  • Amongst different age groups, 69% of adults aged 18–29 say they’ve heard about NFTs, compared to 56% of those aged 30–49, and 36% of those aged 50 and over. (Pew Research)

Cryptocurrency Crime Statistics 

As the world goes digital, so does crime. 

Being safely tucked away in bed isn’t enough to stop cyber-criminals from trying to steal your money, so here are our top crypto crime stats to bring you up to speed—

  • The amount of crypto lost to security threats grew over nine times between 2020 and 2021. (Statista)
  • One of the biggest crypto hacking incidents came in August 2021—when $610 US dollars was stolen, with $342 later being returned after the hacker claimed he committed the crime “for fun”. (Statista)
  • The ten largest hacks in 2021 totaled $1,810,000,000 ($1.81 billion)—with the companies attacked including Poly Network, BitMart, and Undisclosed. (Chainalysis) 
  • In fact, crypto-based crime hit an all-time high in 2021—with illicit addresses receiving $14 billion over the year, up from $7.8 billion in 2020. (Chainalysis) 
  • About $3.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency was stolen in 2021—a 516% increase compared to 2020. (Chainalysis) 
  • This included scamming incidents, which rose 82% to $7.8 billion worth of cryptocurrency. (Chainalysis)
  • Overall, cybercriminals have laundered over $33 billion worth of cryptocurrency since 2017—with $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency being laundered in 2021. (Chainalysis)
  • In total, $3.2 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen from individuals and services—six times more than the amount stolen in 2020. (Chainalysis)

Cryptocurrency Growth Statistics 

Crypto had a rocky time in 2022—high-interest rates, large-scale crypto hacks, and the FTX crash left cryptocurrency on shaky ground. 

Here’s a breakdown of how crypto has grown over recent years and if there’s a stronger future in sight—

  • In Q4 2021, the crypto market capitalization almost hit $3,000,000,000,000 ($3 trillion)—making crypto the best-performing asset class of the last ten years. (Gemini)
  • The number of global crypto owners also grew by 39% in 2022, rising from 306,000,000 in January to 425,000,000 in December—with owners expecting to reach 600 to 800 million in 2023. (Crypto.com)
  • A global survey found that 23% of US adults believe that cryptocurrency is the future. (Gemini)
  • A 2021 Deloitte survey also revealed that 80% believe their industries will see new revenue streams from digital assets, blockchain, or cryptocurrency. (Deloitte)
  • Gartner also predicts that business profit from blockchain will reach $176,000,000,000 ($176 billion) by 2025 and $3,100,000,000,000 ($3.1 trillion) by 2030. (Gartner)
  • Gartner also expects that 20% of large enterprises will use digital currencies by 2024—despite 84% of finance executives saying that holding Bitcoin could be financially risky. (Gartner)

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the top cryptocurrencies?

The top cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, with a current market cap of $451,000,000,000 ($451 billion). Other popular cryptocurrencies include Ethereum, Tether, BNB, and USD Coin. 

How many people use cryptocurrency?

There are over 420,000,000 crypto users around the world. The US is leading the way with around 46,000,000 users. 

How much is crypto worth?

The total crypto market cap volume is around $1,070,000,000,000 ($1.07 trillion). However, this can change day by day depending on crypto prices and global circulation. 

What’s the cheapest crypto? 

According to CoinMarketCap, the cheapest crypto is Shiba Inu with a current price of $0.00001273—followed by eCash and VeChain. 

Other cheap cryptocurrencies include Dogecoin at $0.084409, and Stellar at $0.09117 (but these rates are constantly changing depending on market shifts and other factors). 

What’s the best crypto to buy now?

The best crypto to buy right now is Bitcoi. It’s the most popular crypto with the highest value at $23,500. Other popular cryptocurrencies to buy are Ethereum and Tether.

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