The year 2017 is an important one in the history of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin in particular. It was the year when Bitcoin reached its all-time high price and several peaks were recorded then including order volume on Binance. However, the exchange through the CEO Changpeng Zhao has just announced that they are seeing higher order volume than they did at the end of 2017 which was the highest until now.
We are seeing much higher order volumes (number of orders) than Dec 2017/Jan 2018 (the peak).
Trade (not order) volume in USD is 1/3 of the peak, but BTC price is 1/3 and ETH price is only 1/5 of the last peak, most other main alt prices are even lower. https://t.co/e9M20gqnm0
— CZ Binance 🔶🔶🔶 (@cz_binance) May 22, 2019
It is quite obvious that the higher order volume recorded on Binance at the end of December in 2017 was an indication that a bull market was coming, hence the correlation. Now that the order volume even exceeds that of 2017, could it be a suggestion that a nigger bull run may be around the corner? Only the order volume exceeds that of the December 2017/January 2018 peak though.
The exchange also reported that the trade volume is only 1/3 of the peak while Bitcoin and Ethereum prices are at 1/3 and 1/5 of the peak prices respectively. The remaining altcoins are at lower fractions of their peaks during the 2017 bull run. Some Twitter users who reacted to the announcement say the increased volume suggests that the ecosystem is maturing and Binance has to brace up to handle the pressure of an impending massive bull run.
Many other 2017 trends repeating
Binance has just announced its own repetition and surpassing of 2017/2018 peak for order volume. Several other such patterns have also been reported such as increased transaction fees for Bitcoin to $4 which was last observed in December 2017 and was found to characterize bull markets. The number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions also reportedly reached 2017 high at the end of April this year. All these repeated patterns raise several questions among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, but the most important may be whether the market is gearing up for another massive bull run that may exceed that of 2017.