Last modified on 18. December 2020
Note: Recent events in the crypto market render this article in part out of date. We are looking to update it soon.
In May 2013, coinmarketcap.com launched the collection of real-time Bitcoin trading data.
This section presents current indices.
This section presents the quarterly averages (trimester) for trading volume, market capitalization and trading price for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Trading Volume & Market Capitalization
For example, the average trading volume of Bitcoin during the first trimester of 2019 equated to nearly US$ 7.4 bn per day. This figure came to over US$ 9.3 bn during the same time frame in 2018. The corresponding downward retracement of trading volume was 20.9 percent.
For the first trimester of 2019, the average market capitalization equated to nearly US$ 67 bn. This figure came to over US$ 178 bn during the same period in 2018. The corresponding downward retracement of market capitalization was 62.6 percent.
The average trading price during the first trimester of 2019 was over US$ 3,800. In the same period of 2018, this figure came to just above eleven k. The corresponding price drop down equated to 65.2 percent.
The all-time high of Bitcoin in 2017
The price of the Bitcoin currency reached a high in December 2017 at just above twenty thousand US dollars. The equivalent market capitalization of the coin reached nearly US$ 321 billion. Bitcoin was an outlier here.
Bitcoins all-time high compared to Bitcoin and the most renowned companies worldwide
Apple, one of the most valuable brands in the world, stood at US$ 899 billion, while Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer as of 2018, stood at US$ 100 billion at the time.
- Bitcoin (BTC): 321 bn US dollars
- Apple (AAPL): 899 bn US dollars
- VW (VWAGY): 100 bn US dollars
- Date: 17 December 2017
March 2019: an interesting date following the big cryptocurrency crash
On 1 March 2019, the price of Bitcoin stood at just above US$ 3,900 with a market capitalization of nearly US$ 68 billion. A decline down to approximately 19.5 percent in comparison with the highest trading price stated above.
Around that time, Ethereum dropped to about 9.7 percent of its all-time-high trading price.
The Bitcoin is a native coin and is generated by mining. It has an upper limit of exactly twenty-one million US dollars coins. If you are interested in the source code, be sure to also visit the GitHub page.
Bitcoin transactions currently in progress can be tracked using this block explorer, which also displays block height and other recent statistics.
Additional information about Bitcoin, including the white paper and other links to source code, community forums and social media accounts can be found on bitcoin.org.
Two large markets for buying or selling Bitcoin in EUR are Kraken and Coinbase Pro. There are additional platforms where you can buy or sell Bitcoin, including Bitstamp, IndoEx and Folgory, among others.
Four large markets for buying or selling Bitcoin in USD are Kraken, Coinbase Pro, Binance and Bitfinex. There are additional platforms where you can buy or sell Bitcoin, including OKEx, HitBTC and VinDAX, among others.