Ethereum Statistics (2022)

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Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency to date and has one of the most popular ecosystems in the decentralized space.

Ethereum has come along way since it was first developed back in July 2015, with well over a billion transactions made across its lifetime.

So what does Ethereum look like today? Well that’s exactly what we’ll be covering in our list of Ethereum stats.

Ethereum Statistics

Top 5 ERC-20 Tokens by Circulating Market Cap

ERC 20 Tokens by Circulating Market Cap
  1. Tether USD (USDT) – Approximately $67.93b market cap
  2. USD Coin (USDC) – Approximately $47.25b market cap
  3. BNB (BNB) – Approximately $45.79b market cap
  4. Binance USD (BUSD) – Approximately $20.87b market cap
  5. Matic Token (MATIC) – Approximately $6.78b market cap

Sources: etherscan

Top 5 Ethereum Gas Guzzlers (Jul 22 – Aug 22)

Top 5 Ethereum Gas Guzzlers Jul 22 Aug 22
  1. OpenSea (Seaport contract) – Approximately $23.86m in gas fees
  2. Uniswap (v3 contract) – Approximately $20.09m in gas fees
  3. Tether – Approximately $10.41m in gas fees
  4. Uniswap (v2 contract) – Approximately $9.57m in gas fees
  5. 1inch (v4 contract) – Approximately $5m in gas fees

Sources: dune

The highest number of active Ethereum addresses was 1,066,898 on July 26, 2022 (etherscan)

An active address means that the address was active on the Ethereum network either as a sender or receiver. On average, there are over 450,000 daily active addresses on Ethereum.

There have been over 1.73 billion transactions on Ethereum (dune)

The first ever Ethereum transaction dates back to August 7th 2015. On average, 8 million transactions happen every week on Ethereum.

There are over 567 protocols built on Ethereum (defillama)

Top protocols include MarkerDAO, Lido, Curve, and Uniswap. Ethereum has a Total Value Locked (TVL) of approximately $31.3 billion.

The total amount of ETH staked is 14,080,999, worth over $18.74b (etherscan)

This amounts to 11.66% of all Ethereum in existence, with over 440,000 individual validators on the network.

The highest single wallet holder of Ethereum is Binance, with over 2,436,827 ETH (etherscan)

Binance holds close to $3.23b worth of Ethereum in a single wallet. They also have a second wallet with another 1,996,008 ETH. Sitting among the top wallets is Kraken, Bitfinex, OKX, and Gemini.

The highest number of Ethereum transactions in a single day is 1,716,000 (etherscan)

On average, there are around 1.2 million daily transactions on Ethereum, up from an average of 40,000 back in 2016. 

The average gas price for Ethereum transactions during 2021 was approximately 120 Gwei (etherscan)

The average price has since fallen down to an average of 50 Gwei in the past 6 months, and an average of 25 Gwei in the past 3 months

The highest average transaction fee on Ethereum was $200.06 on May 1, 2022 (etherscan)

The high influx in fees was due to Yugalabs’ Otherside NFT mint that burned over 55,000 ETH in under 24 hours.

There are over 216 million unique Ethereum addresses (dune)

On average, 80,000 new Ethereum addresses are generated daily. The average growth rate sits at 140.5%.

There have been over 51.6 million smart contracts created on Ethereum (dune)

Smart contracts are a vital part of the Ethereum ecosystem and work as executable programs that allow users to interact with the network. There have been over 4.62 million deployed smart contracts.

There are 13,194 ERC-20 tokens on Ethereum (coingecko)

All tokens on Ethereum combined give a total market capitalization of over $410 billion with an average 24hr trading volume of $70 billion.