Bitcoin statistics

Charlie Barton
by , Banking and Investments Publisher

The first digital currency and the largest to this day, bitcoin makes up 66% of the total value of all cryptocurrencies as of July 15, 2019, up from 44% in July 2018.

Bitcoin’s founding is the stuff of legend: It was created in 2009 by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto, who had the idea that money shouldn’t be controlled exclusively by a centralised government or agency.

Since then, bitcoin has smashed all records — notably in December 2017, when it reached more than $23,000 (US$19,000) per coin. It’s simply changed the way we think about money.

Key statistics about bitcoin:

  • 17.8 million bitcoin are in circulation as of July 16, 2019.
  • Bitcoin is unrestricted — meaning it isn’t regulated specifically — in 121 countries out of 246.
  • The richest bitcoin partial wallet contains 165,204 bitcoin — which is almost 1% of bitcoins in circulation and worth more than $1.7 billion.

Who uses bitcoin?


Month and year Number of searches
May-11 1
Jun-11 3
Jul-11 1
Aug-11 1
Sep-11 1
Oct-11 1
Nov-11 <1
Dec-11 <1
Jan-12 <1
Feb-12 <1
Mar-12 <1
Apr-12 <1
May-12 <1
Jun-12 <1
Jul-12 <1
Aug-12 1
Sep-12 1
Oct-12 <1
Nov-12 1
Dec-12 1
Jan-13 1
Feb-13 1
Mar-13 3
Apr-13 8
May-13 3
Jun-13 2
Jul-13 2
Aug-13 2
Sep-13 2
Oct-13 3
Nov-13 10
Dec-13 12
Jan-14 8
Feb-14 9
Mar-14 7
Apr-14 4
May-14 3
Jun-14 3
Jul-14 3
Aug-14 3
Sep-14 3
Oct-14 3
Nov-14 3
Dec-14 3
Jan-15 3
Feb-15 3
Mar-15 3
Apr-15 2
May-15 2
Jun-15 2
Jul-15 3
Aug-15 3
Sep-15 2
Oct-15 3
Nov-15 4
Dec-15 4
Jan-16 3
Feb-16 3
Mar-16 3
Apr-16 3
May-16 4
Jun-16 5
Jul-16 4
Aug-16 3
Sep-16 3
Oct-16 3
Nov-16 4
Dec-16 5
Jan-17 6
Feb-17 6
Mar-17 7
Apr-17 6
May-17 15
Jun-17 15
Jul-17 13
Aug-17 20
Sep-17 21
Oct-17 23
Nov-17 46
Dec-17 100
Jan-18 56
Feb-18 41
Mar-18 23
Apr-18 19
May-18 14
Jun-18 13
Jul-18 13
Aug-18 13
Sep-18 12
Oct-18 10
Nov-18 14
Dec-18 14
Jan-19 10
Feb-19 10
Mar-19 9
Apr-19 13
May-19 17
Jun-19 20
Jul-19 21
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What about mining?


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