Bitcoin (BTC) Surpassed by Ethereum (ETH) in Trading Volume, Messari Data Says

Ethereum (ETH) traders showcased an enormous trading volume during the last Ether bull wave.

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Evan van Ness, a member of ConsenSys and an editor with Week in Ethereum News media, noticed a historic 'flippening' in terms of daily trading volumes for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).

Another Day Another 'Flippening'

According to a screenshot shared by Mr. Van Ness, Ethereum (ETH) surpassed Bitcoin (BTC) in terms of a 24-hour trading volume on August 14th, 2020. During the day of splendid Ethereum (ETH) price upswing, traders bought and sold $2.45B in Ethereums.

The flagship cryptocurrency showcased $2.42B in daily trading volume, which is almost 1.26% less than the result of its competitor.

The screenshot shared by Mr. Van Ness displayed the statistics provided by the leading analytical team Messari. It also demonstrates that Bitcoin's dominance dipped below its psychological level of 60% again. This in turn, injected new life into the 'altcoins' season' bullish narrative.

At press time, Ethereum's trading volume metrics were significantly reduced, while Bitcoin (BTC) was stable. Messari's Screener demonstrates 'Real Volume', which means that it excludes platforms involved in 'wash trading'.

Messari: Ethereum (ETH) trading volume is 1.4B
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Great August for Ethereum

Mr. Van Ness admitted that this milestone is only a small 'flippening' on the verge of a large one. 

As previously covered by CryptoComes, one Ethereum-based DeFi generated more trading fees than entire Bitcoin (BTC) network on August 10th, 2020. 

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It was the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Uniswap V2 that managed to surpass the centralized trading veteran Bitstamp in terms of daily trading volume, showcasing a breathtaking result of almost $200M.

The impressive price upsurge for Ethereum (ETH) also resulted in a new 2-year high, which made the Ethereum (ETH) network fundamentals skyrocket.

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Vladislav Sopov

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)