Even without regard to December, the income of the Darcnet markets in cryptocurrentes exceeded the last year, reaching a new maximum of more than $ 1.5 billion, according to the Chainalysis report. Leading such Dark markets as Versus Market. DarkNet Markets Have Already Surpassed Their 2019 Revenue, But Fewer Individual Purchases and a Declining Number of Active Markets. Is COVID TO BLAME? We Say Not Likely. https://t.co/qkfldwlflan pic.twitter.com/gyho95wyaq - Chainalysis (@chainalysis) December 3, 2020
Company specialists take into account transactions in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and TETHER (USDT).
The total volume and number of transactions by year. Data: Chainalysis.
Despite the growth in total transactions in digital currencies, Chainalysis analysts believe that darcnet markets can wait for difficult times.
They drew up to two trends: reducing the number of sites and transaction numbers. If at the beginning of the year in chainalysis, there were 57 active markets in Darknet, then by December this figure fell to 37 - the lowest value from November 2017. In this category, analysts take into account markets with a monthly turnover of at least $ 100 in cryptocurrency.