Andreas Townsend

3 months ago

Coinbase has just launched a new set of trading signals, including insight on which coins are the most popular and which digital assets are being held the longest by investors.

The analyst and economist Alex Kruger has compiled a list of data that is revealing that the biggest crypto assets by market cap are not necessarily the most popular coins on the platform, how people would have expected.

The Daily Hodl reported that Bitcoin is the most popular crypto, followed by Ethereum.

Next comes Litecoin, followed by Bitcoin Cash, XRP, Stellar and 0x.

Longest Held Cryptos – Median Number of Days Held

And regarding the coins that traders are holding onto the longest, Bitcoin is not the first on the list as probably expected. BTC is actually number five on the list.

Here's the list of the digital assets as reported by the online publication the Daily Hodl:

  • Litecoin (LTC) – 119 days
  • 0x – 108 days
  • Ethereum – 101 days
  • Ethereum Classic – 99 days
  • Bitcoin – 85 days

Kruger said that “The holding period of stable coins is much lower, likely because stable coins in a fiat exchange are mostly bought for arbitrage, for transferring funds to other exchanges, or for using for DeFi. Why hold stable coins in Coinbase when one can hold fiat, which is FDIC insured.”

Coinbase is backing a new public blockchain

Not too long ago, Coinbase was in the news again in relation to a new public blockchain in the crypto space that managed to raise more than $12 million in a funding.

The Daily Hodl reports that this funding round has been led by the crypto hedge fund Metastable Capital with a few backers, including Coinbase Ventures, Pantera and Ripple’s Xpring.

This new platform is called Near, and it’s gearing for developers to build their decentralized apps in “direct competition with industry leaders Ethereum, EOS, and Tron.”

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I am a technical writer, author and blogger since 2005. An industry watcher that stays on top of the latest features, extremely passionate about finance news and everything related to crypto.

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