Top cryptocurrency exchanges have seen their trading volumes surge throughout July, so much so these now represent 60% of the crypto space’s total spot volume.
According toCryptoCompare’s July 2020 Exchange Review, Top-Tier cryptocurrency trading platforms, those graded AA-B according to the firm’sExchange Benchmark, have seen their spot volumes increased by 42.1% to $334 billion last month, which helped them surpass lower quality exchanges.
Lower-Tier exchanges, according to the report, saw their volumes decrease 38.1% to $224 billion in July. The volume is dwindling on riskier cryptoasset trading platforms as investors likely moved toward safer cryptocurrency exchanges when the crypto market started rising, after bitcoin’s price surpassed $10,000.
As CryptoGlobe reported,Top-Tier cryptocurrency exchanges have been gaining market share over the last few months against those graded C-E on the Exchange Benchmark. In Q4 2019, Top-Tier platforms accounted for 32% of global volumes, while in the first quarter of this year they accounted for 36%.
In Q2 2020, these trading platforms saw their share grow to 40% of the total spot trading volumes, while in June the volume was already 46%. Lower-Tier exchanges, over the same period, saw their volumes drop from 68% to 54%.
In July, cryptocurrency trading volumes picked up near the end of the month, after BTC finally broke out of its two-month-long range between $9,000 and $10,000. The move up saw the global trading volume hit $45.3 billion on July 27, making it one of the days with the largest recorded volumes in the crypto space.
The highest spot volumes ever were seen on March 13, as the cryptocurrency market crash that month, which occurred when top U.S. indexes entered bear market territory and the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, saw tradersexchange a total of $75.9 billion in a single day.
In July, exchanges using the traditional taker-fee model represented 82% of total exchange volumes, while those implementing the controversial trans-fee mining (TFM) model represented less than 18% of the trading volume.
Fee-charging exchanges, CryptoCompare’s report adds, traded a total of $456 billion last month, up 0.5% from June, while those that implemented TFM models traded $95 billion, down 32% from the month before.
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