How many transactions are currently executed on the Ethereum blockchain and how does this compare to other blockchains?
This compares to ca. 200k transactions per day on the Bitcoin blockchain [source].
It took approx 4 years for the Bitcoin blockchain to reach ca. 15k transactions per day since inception.
In comparison, the same ramp-up on the Ethereum blockchain took approx. 1 year.
For further comparison (non blockchain based reference points):
- Visa: 150Million transactions per day [source]
- Google search: 25Million queries per day in year 2000 [source], growing to 3.3Trilliom queries per day in 2012 [source]
- Google public DNS: 70Billion requests er day [source]
- Twitter: 5k tweets per day in 2007, growing to 30Million tweets per day in 2010 [source]