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Bitcoin’s active addresses fall below Ethereum’s after 60% drop in six weeks


02 Jul 2021

#Ethereum

Ethereum flips Bitcoin by another metric as active addresses plummet. The number of addresses active on the Bitcoin network has crashed roughly 60% in the past six weeks from 1.3 million to roughly 500,000. The collapse in activity has seen Ethereum overtake Bitcoin by the number of active addresses, with the Ethereum network hosting roughly 200,000 more active wallets than Bitcoin on Friday. It is the third time in a month that Ethereum has overtaken Bitcoin by the metric, also happening on June 5, 2021, and June 6, 2021. The previous time Ethereum was in the lead was at the beginning of 2017.

Twitter analyst Mr. Whale — known for his bearish takes — also noted that Bitcoin’s active addresses have fallen to their lowest level since April 2020 based on a weekly moving average.

Several factors may be contributing to the aggressive drop in active Bitcoin addresses, including the more-than-50% sell-off that followed Bitcoin’s (BTC) all-time highs in May and subsequent sideways market action and the massive crash in network hash rate amid China’s latest crackdown on local Bitcoin mining operations. Ethereum’s active addresses increased by more than 9% over the past week to tag 700,000 despite the price of Ether (ETH) falling more than 10%. However, active Ethereum addresses are still down 22% from their early April peak of 900,000.

Flippening watch

Active addresses is the latest metric by which Ethereum has overtaken Bitcoin, with Blockchain Center’s Flippening Index estimating Ethereum’s transaction fee revenue leads by more than 300%, while total transaction count is ahead by nearly 500%. 

However, Bitcoin has also reclaimed a lead in both trading and transaction volumes after recently falling behind Ethereum.

According to a June 23 report from on-chain analytics provider Glassnode, the total number of unique addresses interacting with DeFi protocols has continued to climb since May, suggesting decentralized finance (DeFi) activity was rising despite the broader crypto meta-trend. The data shows a nearly 40% increase in the number of wallets that have interacted with DeFi protocols since the start of May, pushing the total user count up to more than 2.9 million. As such, persistent demand for DeFi from new users may explain Ethereum’s recent strength in network activity relative to Bitcoin’s.


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