- Coinbase reported that the share of buying and selling quantity for ethereum and different altcoins elevated final 12 months.
- Ethereum buying and selling quantity elevated from 15% to 21% of Coinbase’s whole, and altcoins elevated from 44% to 55%.
- In the meantime, buying and selling quantity for bitcoin dropped from 41% to 24% of the entire.
Coinbase reported that the share of buying and selling quantity for ethereum and different altcoins elevated final 12 months, whereas bitcoin’s share dropped dramatically.
Between 2020 and 2021, ethereum buying and selling quantity elevated from 15% to 21% of Coinbase’s whole buying and selling quantity, and altcoins — or belongings in addition to ethereum and bitcoin — elevated from 44% to 55%. Bitcoin dropped from 41% to 24%.
General buying and selling quantity soared 766% to $1.67 trillion final 12 months.
Coinbase additionally reported sturdy fourth-quarter earnings Thursday after the bell, posting $3.32 earnings per share, versus $1.85 anticipated. For income, it posted $2.5 billion, versus $1.94 billion anticipated.
Nonetheless, the corporate mentioned retail month-to-month transaction customers and whole buying and selling quantity could be decrease within the first quarter in comparison with the fourth quarter, citing decreased crypto asset
in addition to decrease crypto market capitalization.
Geopolitical unrest and a extra hawkish
have each hit crypto
, Coinbase mentioned in its earnings report.
Amid the Russia-Ukraine battle, bitcoin has plummeted as traders understand it will not be the gold-like safe haven they thought it was.
In the meantime, analysts have identified the more and more tight correlation between inventory strikes and crypto costs. And the prospect of a number of Fed charge hikes this 12 months has hammered shares in addition to cryptocurrencies in current months.