Web Traffic for Major Exchanges to Decrease Double

Estimates of the total number of visits to the trading sites based on web traffic show a sharp decline
23 March 2018   2349

After the peak of attendance of crypto exchanges, which occurred in December-January, in February, users began to visit them twice more rarely. The same level of attendance was observed in November 2017. This is reported by Bitcoin.com with reference to the data of the Similarweb service.

So, if in December, 169.5 million visits were recorded at the Coinbase, and in January -123.5 million, in February their number fell by 49% to 63.1 million.

Coinbase Traffic
Coinbase Traffic

The indicator of Binance sank by 54%: from 191.5 million to 87.3 million visits.

Binance Traffic
Binance Traffic

Bitfinex had a 48% decrease from 35.4 million in January to 18.1 million in February, although back in December the exchange had 59.3 million user visits.

Bitfinex Traffic
Bitfinex Traffic

Kraken lost more than a half of its traffic for one month - 31.7 million visits in January dropped 13.8 million in February.

Kraken Traffic
Kraken Traffic

According to experts, the decrease in attendance is due to a decline in activity in the crypto-currency market in early 2018. In addition, traffic data on exchange sites may be associated with a general decrease in the number of transactions in the bitcoin network.

Crypto Thief's Apology to Cost Him $15K

Thief was going to send the apology email to his victim, but by mistake sent it to the detective
03 September 2019   184

A 29-year-old New Jersey resident stole over $ 15,000 in cryptocurrency using a Connecticut resident's mobile phone, which he appropriated while at an airport in California, writes nj.com.

Darren Carter has been charged with misappropriation of personal data. According to the police, at one of the stages of the four-month investigation, the detective involved in this case received an email with an apology from the suspect himself, which he intended to send to his victim, but made a mistake.

Carter was in Salem prison on unrelated charges when detectives from Jersey came to him on August 26 to arrest him.

The victim turned to the police on April 17, reporting the loss of $ 15,472.31 on the account of Coinbase. Police later found that the cryptocurrency was converted into US dollars and withdrawn to a PayPal account within a few hours of the theft of the phone.

Having executed several search orders, the investigators went to Carter. The stolen funds were restored using PayPal and returned to the victim.