Last modified on 11. October 2020
The user known as Vitalik Buterin announced the launch of Ethereum on 23 January 2014 via bitcointalk.org. coinmarketcap.com subsequently launched the tracking of real-time trading data in September 2015.
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, Ethereum had an average trading volume of over US$ 3.6 bn per day for the first trimester of 2019. Over the same time frame in 2018, this figure came to over US$ 3.3 bn. The trading volume increased by 8.2 percent accordingly.
The average market capitalization during the first trimester of 2019 was over US$ 13.7 bn. This figure came to nearly US$ 85 bn during the same time frame in the previous year. The corresponding downward retracement of market capitalization equated to 83.8 percent.
In the first trimester of 2019, the average trading price was over US$ 130. In the same period of 2018, this figure came to over US$ 910. The price retraced accordingly by 85.3 percent.
The all-time high of Ethereum in 2018
The price of the Ethereum currency climbed to a peak in January 2018 at over US$ 1,400. The equivalent market capitalization of the coin reached over US$ 135 billion. Ethereum was an outlier here.
Ethereums all-time high compared to Bitcoin and the most renowned companies worldwide
Bitcoin, by far the largest cryptocurrency at the time, had a market capitalization of US$ 241 billion on that day. Apple Inc., one of the most highly valued brands in the world, stood at US$ 901 billion. And Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer as of 2018, at US$ 111 billion.
- Ethereum (ETH): 135 bn US dollars
- Bitcoin (BTC): 241 bn US dollars
- Apple (AAPL): 901 bn US dollars
- VW (VWAGY): 111 bn US dollars
- Date: 13 January 2018
March 2019: an interesting date following the big cryptocurrency crash
On 1 March 2019, the price of Ethereum stood at nearly US$ 140 with a market capitalization of over US$ 14.3 billion. A retracement down to approximately 9.7 percent in comparison with the highest trading price described above.
Bitcoin dropped down to approximately 19.5 percent of its all-time-high trading price around that time.
The Ethereum-Coin is a native coin and is created via mining. It has no maximum number of coins, unlike TRON, for example. If you are interested in the source code, be sure to also visit the GitHub page.
Current Ethereum transactions can be tracked using this block explorer, which also displays block height and other recently updated statistics.
Further details about Ethereum, including the white paper and other links to source code, community forums and social media channels can be found on ethereum.org.
Three large markets for buying or selling Ethereum in EUR are Kraken, Coinbase Pro and Bitfinex. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Ethereum in EUR are Bitstamp, Coinsbit and IndoEx, among others.
Four large markets for buying or selling Ethereum in USD are Kraken, Coinbase Pro, Binance and Bitfinex. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Ethereum in USD are HitBTC, Huobi Global and BKEX, among others.
Two large markets for buying or selling Ethereum in BTC are Coinbase Pro and Binance. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Ethereum in BTC are WhiteBIT, HitBTC and Coineal, among others.
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1. Or 26.9 percent, if omitting Bitcoin.