Crypto Spot Market Records Lowest Trading Volume in 4.5 Years Amidst Lack of Activity Despite Volatility

Crypto Spot Market Records Lowest Trading Volume in 4.5 Years Amidst Lack of Activity Despite Volatility


Volatility after Grayscale’s Court Victory Fails to Boost Trading Volumes on Centralized Exchanges

A recent report by CCData reveals that the combined trading volume of spots and derivatives on centralized exchanges has dropped by 11.5% to $2.09 trillion. Despite the volatility that followed Grayscale’s victory over the SEC, this market movement did not translate into increased trading volumes. The report suggests that the current market is largely driven by speculation, as evidenced by low spot trading volume and fluctuations in open interest data.

It is worth noting that the trading volumes might have been even worse if not for two brief spikes in volatility. On August 17, Bitcoin’s price plunged over 10% to $25,000, reflecting risk aversion in traditional markets. However, on August 29, the price briefly rose to $28,000 in response to Grayscale’s legal victory over the SEC.

Exchanges and Market Share

Binance, the leading exchange, experienced a decline in its spot market share for the sixth consecutive month, reaching its lowest point since August 2022 at 38.5%. Its share in derivatives also dropped to 53.5%, the weakest since June 2022. Despite this, Binance remains the top exchange with $183 billion in spot trading volume and $865 billion in derivatives. In June, Binance faced charges from the U.S. SEC for violating securities law.

In contrast, Huobi saw a 2.26% increase in its share of global spot market activity, accounting for 6.09% of the total spot market volume. This made Huobi the second-largest centralized spot exchange by volume.

Bitget and Bybit experienced growth in their shares of total activity in the derivatives market, reaching 8.66% and 12.7%, respectively.

Increased Institutional Activity

The total crypto derivatives volume on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, considered an indicator of institutional activity, rose by 4.51% to $41.9 billion. Notably, volumes in ether options reached an all-time high of $365 million.

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The lack of increased trading volumes on centralized exchanges despite market volatility raises questions about the current state of the cryptocurrency market. It suggests that speculation rather than fundamental factors might be driving price movements. As institutional activity continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how these dynamics evolve in the future.

Crypto Spot Market Records Lowest Trading Volume in 4.5 Years Amidst Lack of Activity Despite Volatility
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