The cryptocurrency industry isn’t just growing in terms of its market capitalization, which has recently reclaimed the $2 trillion mark, but also in new digital assets and crypto exchanges joining the space, as well.
Using a web archive tool, Finbold was able to determine that, on March 1, 2022, the number of crypto assets was 17,869. At the same time, there were 458 crypto trading platforms, based on the obtained data.
By comparison, the number of digital assets stands at 18,597 and exchanges at 489, as of March 30, 2022, according to the CoinMarketCap statistics analyzed at press time.
This indicates that in March alone, the crypto market has grown larger by as many as 728 new cryptocurrencies and 31 crypto exchanges, representing a 4.07% and 6.77% increase over the month, respectively.
On average, about 24 new cryptocurrencies and one crypto exchange were introduced on a daily basis since the beginning of the month.
Continuous expansion of cryptocurrencies
The newest increase adds to the constant expansion of the number of cryptocurrencies in the spirit of 2021, the year in which more of them emerged than ever before.
As Finbold earlier reported, over 1,000 new digital assets emerged in the sector in January 2022 alone.
On top of that, more than 8,000 new crypto assets were added between January 1 and December 31, 2021, representing the total annual growth of the market by 98.98%, or almost double that of the year before.
The global crypto market cap
As things stand, the total crypto market capitalization is on an upward trend, pushed by the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), and seems to be getting closer to the $2.26 trillion reached on December 31.
At press time, the total market cap stood at $2.14 trillion, representing an increase of 24.41% over the month, and 11.45% from seven days ago.
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