Bitcoin is surely appreciating its ‘purple-patch’ interval right now. Alongside powerful price motion and trading in a greater range, its basic metrics are seeing new landmarks also. In accordance with blockchain.com, the amount of special addresses from the Bitcoin system is presently on a steep incline because the beginning of 2020.
After enrolling around 484k uniques entities on January 1st, the amount was up to 693k unique speech in the time of writing this report. Furthermore, the other Bitcoin blockchain facet is presently coming high levels last observed throughout 2017, as busy speeches and everyday trade count were recorded up too, although the trading charges continued to be considerably less than the highs of 2017.
Speculation was starting to appear on how Bitcoin’s system had enhanced scalability all of a sudden. In light of this, Arcane’s recent report indicated a few replies.
Adoption of SegWit and Batched Transactions
Based on Arcane Research along with the preceding graph, SegWit trades are up by 50.99 percent within the previous couple of days as statistics indicated that 65 percentage of this trade in the area we’re employing digital signatures. SegWit was established back in 2017 after a successful soft-fork was implemented on Bitcoin’s network but it hasn’t got the expected response from users.
However, the current improvement statistics suggested that on-chain solutions were not completely dead and out.
Additionally, the report added about batched transactions. It said,
“A report published in May 2018 found that approximately 12 percent of all transactions on the blockchain involved batching, while 40 percent of all outputs and 30-60 percent of all raw BTC output value involved batching.”
Decred Founder thinks On-chain solution is not enough for Bitcoin
Speaking to a media outlet in June 2020, Yocom-Piatt said that Bitcoin’s mainstream adoption is leading to its struggles with scalability. Indicating that there was not enough demand for on-chain transactions because peak demand spikes up the price, Piatt said,
“Scaling Bitcoin using off-chain transactions is pretty much the only option.”
Now, there was a real truth pointed out by the Decred Founder. Off-chain transactions were indeed an option as reported previously, solutions such as Liquid, BTC Lightning, and WBTC on Ethereum are currently amassing in a lot of attention.
Especially the concept of Wrapped Bitcoins of ETH, which is indirectly stating that Ethereum is able to provide better scaling solution for Bitcoin, than Bitcoin itself.
But, as mentioned above by Arcane, On-chain solutions were seen to make improvements in 2020, and with the fees not rising as high in 2017, it can be speculated that on-chain solutions for both Bitcoin were able to keep up with the demand.
Using off-chain paths are, either way, more complicated and necessarily centralized, hence if on-chain solutions for Bitcoin continue on its own rising pathit may soon undermine all the demand for an off-chain system in the not too distant future.