Total Global Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization

Proof Point

There has been an explosion in both the number and market value of cryptocurrencies over the past several years

Total Global Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization

Jun 2013 – 18 May 2018 (US$ billions)

Proof Point Findings

  • Cryptocurrency Definition – Digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography to regulate generation and verify transfer, independent from any central bank
  • Dramatic Traded Cryptocurrencies Growth – Number of cryptocurrencies traded in market grew 128% in five years, from 26 in 2013Q2 to 1,593 in 2018Q2
  • Significant Market Capitalization Increase – Grew from $1.2 billion in 2013Q2 to $364.5 billion in 2018Q1, reaching peak of $566.3 billion 2017Q4
  • Key Drivers – Include increasing number of ICOs being held globally, rising value of alternative cryptocurrencies, and growing recognition of cryptocurrencies as new asset class


Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

June 28, 2018

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