21 Fun and Interesting Facts About the World of Crypto

As of mid-February, 2022, we’ve riled up a list of 20 intriguing facts regarding the cryptocurrency market, which many possibly didn’t know.

  • Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is the largest corporate Bitcoin holder. Currently, they are currently holding more than six hundred and fifty thousand bitcoins, which equates to 3.12 percent of the market cap.
  • Another highly significant bitcoin holder is MicroStrategy. They currently hold the second most Bitcoin on the planet and their balance is around 125,000 coins.
  • Laszlo Hanyecz bought two Papa John’s pizzas for ten thousand whole Bitcoins on May 10th, 2010 in Florida. When this transaction was made, the worth of the products was around 40 dollars back then. It has now surpassed $4 billion in market value for that particular transaction.
  • Only 21 million Bitcoins will exist in the world at any one time. Only 17.3 million Bitcoin will ever be held and traded as a result of the estimated 3.7 million Bitcoin that were lost in the past or will be lost in the future.
  • For those looking to invest in bitcoin using a leading cryptocurrency platform, there’s about 1.3 million bitcoin left available to buy.
  • In 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the world to legalize Bitcoin as a main currency accompanying the US Dollar.
  • CoinMarketCap.com is the world’s best known cryptocurrency index and currently lists more than 16,500 coins.
  • Throughout last year, fraudsters stole $14 billion worth of digital currency from the cryptocurrency market in 2021, which is almost double compared to only $7.5 billion in the year prior.
  • Token contracts on the Ethereum platform have totaled 485,814 so far.
  • The Binance Smart Chain has almost 2 million token contracts.
  • On the XRP ledger, there were around 7500 token contracts so far.
  • CoinATMRadar estimates that there are already 35,000 ATMs that let you deposit & withdraw crypto within the span of approximately 80 countries under the supervision of over 600 operators.
  • The United States has almost 90 percent of all the world’s crypto ATMs, totalling around 30,500.
  • In terms of the overall number of crypto ATMs, El Salvador & Canada take second and third place, respectively, with 2,253. (205).
  • Sixty-four crypto firms have been dubbed “unicorns,” which means they have a market capitalization of more than 1 billion US Dollars.
  • After going out in the open in 2021, Coinbase now has a potential market capitalization of 60 billion USD. In the year 2021, 39 people have reached this level of proficiency.
  • FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, was valued in 2021 at $32 billion. The Miami Heat’s home arena, formerly known as American Airlines Arena, has been renamed in their honor to FTX Arena.
  • Beeple’s “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” was the best-selling NFT of all time. On March 11, 2021, it sold for almost 70 million US dollars (38,500 ETH). Just under 120 million USD  is now being held in this cryptocurrency ($3,025 per coin).
  • Sales of NFTs on OpenSea have already topped $14 billion, with an average price of $939 per purchase. According to nonfungible.com, the worldwide Non-Fungible Token market sales in 2020 were barely $300 million.
  • According to DappRadar, 14 video games that utilize blockchain had more than 100,000 desktop players in the previous month. Alien Worlds was the most popular desktop blockchain game in the last month, with over a million players.
  • Cryptocurrency gains in 2021 will come mostly from metaverse and gaming ventures. Sandbox (SAND) has risen 12,763 percent from the beginning of the month. However, Axie Infinity ($AXS) outperformed that with a gain of 15,132 percent. Gala ($GALA), on the other hand, gained a whopping 40,400 percent.