Last modified on 11. October 2020
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 Monero during the first trimester of 2019 equated to nearly US$ 56 m per day. This figure came to over US$ 111 m during the same period in the previous year. The corresponding drop down in trading volume equated to 49.8 percent.
For the first trimester of 2019, the average market capitalization equated to nearly US$ 827 m. This figure came to over US$ 4.6 bn during the same period the year before. Market capitalization dropped down accordingly by 82.1 percent.
In the first trimester of 2019, the average trading price equated to just under US$ 50.2. In the same time frame of 2018, this figure came to over US$ 310. The price retraced accordingly by 83.9 percent.
The all-time high of Monero in 2018
The price of the Monero currency reached a high in January 2018 at nearly five hundred US dollars. The equivalent market capitalization of the coin reached nearly US$ 7.2 billion. This put Monero in the ballpark of certain other digital currencies, such as EOS, Neo and Qtum.
Moneros 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$ 277 billion on that day. Apple Inc., one of the most highly valued brands in the world, stood at US$ 890 billion. And Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer as of 2018, at US$ 108 billion.
- Monero (XMR): 7.2 bn US dollars
- Bitcoin (BTC): 277 bn US dollars
- Apple (AAPL): 890 bn US dollars
- VW (VWAGY): 108 bn US dollars
- Date: 7 January 2018
March 2019: an interesting date following the big cryptocurrency crash
On 1 March 2019, the price of Monero stood at nearly US$ 50.2 with a market capitalization of just under US$ 834 million. This is a drop down to approximately 10.1 percent in comparison with the highest trading price described above.
Bitcoin dropped down to approximately 19.5 and Ethereum to about 9.7 percent of their all-time-high trading prices around that time.
The Monero-Coin is a native coin and is created through 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.
Block height and other recent metrics around current Monero transactions can be traced through this block explorer.
More details about Monero, including the white paper and other links to source code, community forums and social media channels can be found on getmonero.org.
A large market for buying or selling Monero in EUR is Kraken. There are additional platforms where you can buy or sell Monero, including IndoEx, EXMO and HitBTC.
Three large markets for buying or selling Monero in USD are Kraken, Binance and Bitfinex. There are additional platforms where you can buy or sell Monero, including HitBTC, OKEx and Huobi Global, among others.
Two large markets for buying or selling Monero in BTC are Binance and Bitfinex. Additional trading platforms for buying or selling Monero in BTC are HitBTC, Bitcoin.com Exchange and Poloniex, among others.
1. Or 1.2 percent, if omitting Bitcoin.