State of Bitcoin: Q1

Coindesk, the authority on bitcoin recently published the Q1 State of Bitcoin. Basic takeaways were as follows:

  • Number of wallets are up 11% to last quarter and forecast for growth remains intact
  • Merchants acceptance growth has slowed considerably
  • Transaction volume continues to grow but bitcoin largely remains a store of value
  • Price declines will lead to further consolidation within mining
  • Led by Silicon Valley, historic investments continue

Bottom line: Consumer adoption remains strong, merchant adoption is slowing and exchange transactions need to strengthen.