Dramatic Dip in Trading Volume on Centralized Crypto Exchanges in April: Impact on Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) – CCData Analysis

  • New data shows a significant drop in the trading volume of centralized crypto exchanges (CEXs) in April, following six months of consistent growth.
  • The combined volume of spot market and derivatives trading on centralized exchange platforms fell by 43.8% to $6.58 trillion.
  • The most significant drops in volume were seen on Bybit, OKX, and Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume.

After six months of steady growth, centralized crypto exchanges (CEXs) saw a significant drop in trading volume in April, with Bybit, OKX, and Binance experiencing the most significant declines.

Significant Drop in CEX Trading Volume

According to blockchain tracker CCData, the combined volume of spot market and derivatives trading on centralized exchange platforms fell by a staggering 43.8% to $6.58 trillion in April. In contrast, the combined volume in March was about $11 trillion, and in February, it was approximately $8 trillion. Despite the significant drop, the overall volume in April 2024 is still higher than any month in 2023, except for December.

Bybit, OKX, and Binance Hit the Hardest

CCData’s analysis shows that Bybit, OKX, and Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume, experienced the most significant declines. Binance traded $679 trillion in April, down 39.2%, followed by Bybit trading $133 billion, down 26.9%, and OKX trading $126 billion, down 34.8%.

Metaverse Gaming, AI, and Meme Tokens See Double-Digit Returns

Despite the overall decline in trading volume, certain sectors saw significant growth. Metaverse gaming, artificial intelligence (AI), and meme tokens have seen double-digit returns month-to-date, while layer-2 scaling solutions are in the negatives. The metaverse/gaming sector saw the most significant rise, with a 32.4% increase in returns from the previous month.

Conclusion

The significant drop in trading volume on centralized crypto exchanges in April marks a notable shift following six months of consistent growth. However, certain sectors, including metaverse gaming, AI, and meme tokens, continue to see significant returns. As the crypto market continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how these trends will develop in the coming months.

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