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New Year’s Eve Sees Bitcoin Network Break Daily Transfer Record With Over 731,000 Transactions


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New Year's Eve Sees Bitcoin Network Break Daily Transfer Record With Over 731,000 Transactions

As 2023 drew to a close on New Year’s Eve, the Bitcoin network eclipsed yet another record by verifying a significant 731,351 transactions in a single day. This achievement outstripped the previous high set on Dec. 24, 2023, or Christmas Eve, where miners confirmed a total of 723,459 transactions.

Bitcoin Ends 2023 With Record-Breaking 731K Transactions

The year 2023 saw a series of benchmarks surpassed in Bitcoin’s network and onchain activities as both the mining difficulty and hashrate soared to unprecedented levels, alongside a daily increase in transaction confirmations. On the cusp of the new year, miners cemented a record with 731,351 transactions verified on Dec. 31, 2023, largely propelled by Ordinal inscriptions.

New Year's Eve Sees Bitcoin Network Break Daily Transfer Record With Over 731,000 Transactions

On the same day, 314,003 inscriptions were processed, making up roughly 42.93% of the total transactions confirmed on Sunday. Meanwhile, bitcoin miners experienced a notably lucrative fee market in December. Despite breaking the daily onchain transfer record on New Year’s Eve, around 351,000 transactions remain in the backlog on Jan. 1, 2024. Over the preceding 30 days, miners authenticated a staggering 16,704,699 transactions, averaging 6.7 transactions per second.

With this latest milestone, the network managed an impressive rate of 8.10 transactions every second on Sunday, translating to about 30,000 transactions each hour. On Dec. 31, an average of 4,600 transactions were documented per block. As of Jan. 1, 2024, the intervals between block confirmations have ranged from 9 minutes and 39 seconds to 8 minutes and 55 seconds, with miners having validated a grand total of 946,371,028 transactions up to block height 823,890.

As 2023 gave way to 2024, the Bitcoin network not only celebrated a historic feat on New Year’s Eve but also showcased the unwavering momentum of its expansion. Nearly 43% of that day’s transactions were fueled by the rapidly growing trend of Ordinal inscriptions, reflecting the network’s ongoing evolution and its enduring capacity to accommodate new and diverse demands.

What do you think about the Bitcoin network’s latest feat on Dec. 31, 2023? Share your thoughts and opinions about this subject in the comments section below.

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