A recent report by Kaiko indicates that Europe's cryptocurrency market is poised for a renaissance, showcasing a significant transformation in the region's crypto landscape. Over the past year, Bitcoin has emerged as the preferred choice for European traders, with most transactions still conducted in fiat currencies rather than euro-denominated stablecoins.
Kaiko's 'State of European Crypto Markets' report underscores the positive impact of Europe's new regulatory framework, specifically the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) laws. These regulations have provided clarity, boosting market sentiment, attracting investments, and fostering increased trading activity.
A noteworthy highlight from the report is the surge in euro-denominated trading, reaching €16 billion (approximately $17 billion) in monthly trade volume last month. This represents a substantial increase from three months earlier when euro-denominated trade volume hovered around €5 billion (about $5.4 billion). The data also reveals a rise in transactions involving euro-backed stablecoins, further contributing to the region's growing crypto market.
The report indicates a revival in Europe's crypto fortunes, with active participation from traders. A significant finding is the increase in Europe's market share in global fiat trading volume, rising to 7.7% from 6.2% over the past 12 months. This signals a notable turnaround for Europe, historically trailing behind the US and Asia Pacific in the global crypto market.
The positive regulatory environment and renewed optimism among traders are driving the resurgence of Europe's crypto market. The report suggests that Europe's strategic focus on crypto regulation is yielding positive results, attracting investments, and strengthening its position in the global crypto arena.
By fLEXI tEAM