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The Number Of Cryptocurrency Users Has Almost Doubled

According to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, the number of verified users of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the first three quarters of 2018 increased by 80%. It is reported by Bloomberg.
According to the study, last year there were 18 million users, today their number has increased to 35 million.
While some critics predict that the price of bitcoin may fall to zero values, these information can be important, indicating the possible market recovery.
It is also noted that most users are long-term investors. The cryptocurrencies themselves are practically not used in commerce because of their volatility.
It is also found that the number of cryptocurrency accounts is growing.
Earlier, experts of the Belarusian marketing Agency BDCenter analyzed 30 most popular cryptocurrency exchanges and came to the conclusion that most users of these platforms are from The United States, Russia and China.