22.3 million Bitcoin addresses were active during January

On-chain Bitcoin activity rose throughout January, with greater than 22.3 million addresses getting or sending BTC last month.

January was a record month for Bitcoin’s price and also network task, with greater than 22.3 million special addresses proactively receiving or sending out BTC over 31 days.

The milestone was detected by crypto market data aggregator Glassnode, who tweeted that January had seen the highest regular monthly variety of distinct active addresses in Bitcoin’s history:

January’s spike in task vanquishes the previous record of greater than 21 million energetic addresses from December 2017. Considering that 2017, the variety of distinct addresses involving with Bitcoin has actually not fallen listed below 10 million monthly.

In spite of the boost in special energetic pocketbooks, Glassnode likewise noted the variety of “energetic entities” on the Bitcoin network has actually reduced considerably because spiking into brand-new highs in very early January.

Glassnode specifies an entity as “a collection of addresses that are controlled by the very same network entity.”

Bitcoin trade quantities increased to tape-record degrees last month as Bitcoin surged past $30,000 to post all-time highs near $42,000 on Jan. 8 before posting three weeks of hostile range-bound combination.

BTC/USD since Dec 2020, 4-hr graph: TradingView
On Feb. 2, U.S.-based exchange Kraken introduced it had processed more transactional volume during January 2021 than it had throughout every one of 2019, with $56 billion worth of properties altering hands on the platform last month.

The month saw various cryptocurrency exchanges experience failures, with Kraken as well as Coinbase announcing measures intended to prevent future failings in the event of surging traffic and also quantity.