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Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (USDT) Saw Their Trading Volumes Surge in March

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  • Tether (USDT), despite numerous controversies surrounding the project, saw its volumes skyrocketing in March, which is a good indicator that stablecoins are alive and thriving. At the same time, Bitcoin (BTC) trading almost reached its yearly high, but the recent Bitwise report spoiled the celebration

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Tether (USDT), the flagship stablecoin, registered record-breaking trading volumes in March. While Bitcoin (BTC) experienced the same surge in trading, it’s not necessarily good news after the explosive Bitwise report.     

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A historic record

On March 10, Tether’s trading volumes recorded a new historic maximum of $10 bln. The controversial dollar-pegged stablecoin, which many believe doesn’t have enough fiat reserves to back its token, saw this trend continuing throughout the whole month.   

March was also quite a success for Bitcoin – the number one cryptocurrency returned to its April numbers in terms of trading volumes with $11 bln. At the time, the BTC price was sitting at $9,750.

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Trading volumes hoax

Most probably, the study doesn’t take into account the most recent findings in the Bitwise Management report, which suggests that up to 95 percent of the total Bitcoin trading volume is artificially created by fraudulent exchanges. Earlier, U.Today also revealed what mechanisms different exchanges use to inflate their numbers.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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Gamblers Are Driving Force Behind dApps Growth: 2019 H1 DappReview Report         

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  • It appears that many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are willing to roll the dice

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The recently published report by DappReview encompasses everything related to the growth of decentralized applications (dApps) in the first half of 2019. When it comes to the most popular category of dApps, gambling ones appear to be in the lead by a big margin.

Upping the ante

The “Casino” category has the biggest chunk of the pie with 606 newly created dApps. For comparison, there are only 398 gaming dApps, which occupy second spot. “High-risk” dApps are trailing behind the gaming ones with 358 newly created apps.  

DappReview explains that the main reason behind their popularity is that they are relatively cheap and easy to create, but, nonetheless, they generate great returns for their developers. 

On top of that, there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of risk-loving crypto enthusiasts. 

dApps are doing just fine

Overall, the report points out that rapid growth has become a new trend in the dApps department. More than 1,114 dApps have been already created this year. Tron boasts the biggest amount of newly created dApps while Ethereum and EOS come in second and third places respectively.

Notably, only one percent of users tried more than ten dApps, but they are responsible for the lion’s share of the total transactions on each of the aforementioned networks.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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