The world according to altcoins

Global crypto investor insights: 2019 in review

The cryptocurrency market is like a global city that never sleeps. There are no nights off, the market never closes, and everyone always has access.

We wanted to know more about how people around the world are taking advantage of this unique investing opportunity  — like what cryptocurrencies are the most popular from an investment perspective, and how much money global retail investors are really putting in the market. And how investors are fairing in terms of overall profitability.

To answer some of those questions we compiled some 2019 Abra user data. The full results can be found in our Global Crypto Investor Insights Report: 2019 Year in Review.

Here is a very high-level summary of some of our findings.

Planet-scale crypto

In 2019, people in 177 different countries were using an Abra wallet.

The median crypto investment, worldwide, was $123.17.

The most popular cryptocurrencies available in an Abra wallet in 2019 (in terms of the absolute number of people holding them) were:

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Litecoin
  3. Ethereum
  4. Bitcoin Cash
  5. XRP
  6. Stellar 
  7. Cardano
  8. Tron
  9. DigiByte
  10. Dogecoin 

The most popular cryptocurrencies available in an Abra wallet in 2019 (in terms of USD investment) were:

  1. Bitcoin
  2. XRP
  3. Litecoin
  4. Ethereum
  5. DigiByte
  6. Cardano
  7. Bitcoin Cash
  8. Stellar
  9. Tron
  10. 0x

Looked at another way:

The world according to altcoins. This image shows which altcoins are the most popular in various countries based on 2019 Abra user data

If crypto investing was an Olympic sport…

People in developed countries might have invested more overall, but people in these countries had a more profitable investing year (measured as net profits per country).

Croatia 56%
Serbia 38%
Finland 33%
Israel 31%
Bahamas 31%
Guam 30%
Argentina 30%
Switzerland 24%
Kenya 21%
Kuwait 18%

Check out the full 2019 Global Crypto Investor Insights Report.

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