One of the ways to measure the month to month usage of the blockchain platform is to check the amount of average daily active addresses.
“Active addresses are unique addresses that were active in the network (either as a recipient or originator of a ledger change) that day. All parties in a ledger change action (recipients and originators) are counted. Individual addresses are not double-counted if previously active.”
According to the infographic, Bitcoin remains to be the leader. ETH returned to the second spot followed by Digibyte. Digibyte gained 10 positions this month and the average of daily active addresses is up by 1408%.
Overall, the usage of Digibyte was very inconsistent according to the data. For instance, anomaly usage of Digibyte addresses was observed from 3rd to 4th of January with the peak at 2.2 million addresses, while the most common amount of active addresses was around 10k daily during most of the analyzed period. This also happened in November (https://t.me/cryptodiffer/1623).
Inconsistency is also observed in the usage of Ethereum Classic addresses: in January the activity of Ethereum Classic addresses has significantly dropped (-83%) after the sudden surge in December, November and October.
Overall, we can see that 10 out of 15 analyzed platforms have experienced an increase in the amount of daily active addresses in January.
Top gainers are Digibyte (1408%), BitcoinSV (42.57%) and Ripple (40.21%). Top losers are Ethereum Classic (-83%), Stellar (-17%), and LTC (-14.4%).