The world’s first cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is one day away from matching its historic 15-day winning streak if its positive price movement holds.
In November 2013, Bitcoin posted a consistent 15-day positive price movement, the longest in its history.
— Documenting ₿itcoin (@DocumentingBTC) January 17, 2023
Right now, BTC is on day 14 of its winning streak, hitting four month highs In the process.
Another day of upward price movement will match its 2013 streak. If it continues another day after that, it will set a new 16-day high.
This is not the only bullish metric crossing into new territory.
Ethereum will soon cross 100 million non-zero addresses
Ethereum addresses containing at least some Ether (ETH) will soon cross the 100 million mark given the current number of wallet addresses and the metric’s historical growth rate.
On January 16, crypto-analytics firm Glassnode said the number of non-zero ETH addresses had reached an all-time high of nearly 92.5 million.
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) January 16, 2023
According to the data, Ethereum is only 7.5 million non-zero addresses away from crossing the 100 million milestone.
Since 2019, this figure has increased by around 20 million per year. If this rate continues, his likely non-zero ETH holdings could reach 100 million by the second quarter of 2023.
ETH hits half a million validators
Another Ethereum stat that has been steadily growing is the number of its validators — the entities responsible for validating the transactions carried out on the blockchain.
Number of ETH validators crossed 500,000 mark on January 12 according to BeaconScan Data.
It comes as the Shanghai hard fork scheduled for March — among other updates – allow validators to finally withdraw their ETH that has been staked so that they can help validate the network.
First US country for accepting crypto payments
The United States is the most accepting country for those who want to splash their crypto on purchases.
More than half of companies in a list of 250 accepting crypto as payers were US-based according to Forex Suggest Crypto Acceptance January 14 Reportagegiving the country the top spot for the number of businesses accepting crypto.
The United States was followed by the United Kingdom, while third place went to North American neighbors Canada.
E-commerce was the most accepted crypto industry, followed closely by the travel industry.
The largest company by market capitalization to embrace crypto was $1.8 trillion big tech player Microsoft.
Bitcoin wrapped on Ethereum drops 35% from 2022 peak
Not everything was bullish. Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), a tokenized and backed 1:1 version of BTC on Ethereum, has seen its supply on the Ethereum blockchain drop by 35% since May 2022.
A January 17 tweet from Glassnode revealed that the May 2022 all-time high of 285,000 WBTC on Ethereum came just before the price crash of TerraLunaClassic (LUNC) and its paired algorithmic stablecoin TerraClassicUSD (USTC).
— glass node (@glassnode) January 17, 2023
The amount of WBTC dropped by 101,550 during 2022 and the blockchain now hosts around 183,500 tokenized Bitcoins.