In the midst of this winter, let’s look at transaction counts on Bitcoin and Ethereum since their inception.
In 2022, there were 93M transactions on Bitcoin and 408M transactions on Ethereum
This means there are ~4X the number of transactions on Ethereum v. Bitcoin
In 2021, there were 98M transactions on Bitcoin (down 5% from 2021-2022) and 462M transaction on Ethereum (down 12%)
5 years ago in 2018, there were 81M transactions on Bitcoin (up 14% from 2018-2022) and 251M transaction on Ethereum (up 63%)
Interestingly, the mainstream hype cycle seems to lag Bitcoin (i.e. Bitcoin transactions peaked in 2019 - 120M, then 2020 - 112M, then 2021 - 98M) while peak hype was 2021
The hype-cycle matches Ethereum wherein Ethereum’s peak transactions peaked in 2021 at 462M transactions
Source: data from TheBlock
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