Number of Bitcoin Owners
~100 million

Number of Daily Bitcoin Users

How Many Bitcoin Wallets Are There?
~200 million

Number of Bitcoin Traders
~53 million

How Many People Own Bitcoin?

No one will ever know.

The most common method of estimating the number of Bitcoin owners is look at the amount held in different addresses. There are three main issues with this method:

The second common method to estimate the number of owners, is to look at exchanges and check the number of accounts. There are three main issues with this method:

One recent survey showed that 11% of Americans own Bitcoin, which would mean about 30 million Bitcoin owners in American.

Another study found that about 5% of Europeans own bitcoins (37 million owners).

Just these two studies together would put the total number of BTC owners in America and Europe at ~67 million combined. But there are only ~20.5 million Bitcoin addresses with more than $1 worth of bitcoin.

So, the total number of Bitcoin owners depends on how we want to define "own". If owning bitcoin means storing at least $1 worth of it it in a wallet you own, there can't be more than ~20.5 million owners.

But, if owning bitcoin includes storing at least $1 worth in a centralized exchange or wallet, the numbers published by the surveys above start to seem reasonable. And the truth is, most owners of bitcoin likely do store their coins on centralized services.

With one study suggesting ~25 million cryptocurrency traders outside the USA & Europe, it seems quite likely there are like over 100 million owners of bitcoins. If true, it means about 1.3% of the world's population owns bitcoin.

How Many Daily Users of Bitcoin?

This section discusses on-chain Bitcoin users. It does not include transactions taking place on exchanges or centralized services.

The Bitcoin network processes about 300,000 transactions per day. This number is deceiving, since one transaction can have multiple recipients.

There are only between 300,000 and 500,000 active addresses per day. This means there are, likely, 300,000 - 500,000 unique users either sending or receiving Bitcoin per day.

Note: Many people use Bitcoin daily by saving. A user who has money parked in Bitcoin us "using" it for investing or saving, but isn't necessarily making transactions every day. This is why we also have to look at the number of bitcoins in wallets.

How Many Bitcoin Wallets Are There?

No one will ever know.

We first have to define "bitcoin wallet". A wallet with bitcoins currently stored? Does a wallet that received bitcoins, sent them, and is now empty count as a wallet? Do exchanges that allow you to send/receive Bitcoins count as wallets?

Coinbase claims to have more than 30 million accounts, while claims to have 45 million wallets. Together, that's at least ~75 million wallets. There are hundreds of more wallets with private data. We also already concluded there are likely over 100 million owners of bitcoins. With that said, there are many people that have opened wallets before but don't own bitcoins anymore. Most people also have multiple wallets.

Since there are only ~64 million UTXO's, we know that many of and Coinbase's wallets are empty.

We're not going to try to estimate the number of wallets. But the data is clear:

With that said, one wallet can hold many UTXOs, so there is likely much less than ~64 million wallets in existence.

How Many People Know About Bitcoin?

About 80% of Americans have heard of Bitcoin, 88% of Japanese and 93% of Brits.

Another report puts the number at 66% of Europeans having heard of Bitcoin, with 78% in Poland and 79% in Austria.

In China, some 40% of Chinese are interested in investing in Bitcoin.

It's quite clear that developed countries' populations are at minimum quite aware of Bitcoin.

Based on the numbers above, it would seem there are at least 2 billion people that have heard of Bitcoin.

What is Bitcoin's User Growth?

This is a hard question to answer. Let's look at some data. reported 31,914,414 users on January 1, 2019 and around 45 million on January 1, 2020. This is a 41% increase for the year.

Interestingly, the total number of UTXO's (unspent Bitcoins) grew from 49 million on January 1, 2019 to 65 million a year later. This is an increase of 33%.

How Many Users Does Coinbase Have?

Coinbase's website claims that it has served over 30 million users.

This means Coinbase now has more users than Charles Schwab.

What Do People Use Bitcoin For?

People use Bitcoin for many different things. Some use it to save money, while some use it to shop online. Another common use of Bitcoin is sending money abroad, since the Bitcoin network works in every country.

How Many Bitcoin Traders Are There?

One report by CH&Co estimates that there are between 51.2 and 52.4 million cryptocurrency traders worldwide.

Out of these, here is the breakdown by country: