By whatever metric you care to measure it, 2017 has been a record-breaking year for bitcoin. From transactions to trading volume, and from wallet installations to market cap, every possible metric has been surpassed, shattered, and then shattered again.
The cryptocurrency world evolves at such a dizzying pace that it can be hard to take in the magnitude of everything that’s happening in bitcoin. In the words of Ferris Bueller, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
As an intangible digital currency, it can be hard sometimes to appreciate where bitcoin is at and how far it’s come from such humble beginnings less than nine years ago. The following stats help bring bitcoin to life, making it easier to visualize the state of the network today.
(Note: all figures are averages and were accurate at the time of publication.)
For anyone who wants to geek out on more bitcoin stats, Cryptocompare, Onchainfx, Bitinfocharts and of course Blockchain.info are a good place to start. Take a deep dive and prepare to be mesmerized by the myriad numbers that make up bitcoin.