There are 42,000,000 Bitcoin Wallets, with most adopters spreading their funds across multiple to keep them as safe as can be, according to data obtained by Statista. This includes both Cold Wallets like the Ledger Nano S, where funds are stored offline, and Hot Wallets like Coinbase Wallet, where funds are stored online.
This doesn't mean that 42,000,000 people use Bitcoin, though. Quite the opposite, actually. Rather, is the total number of Bitcoin Wallets in existence and since each user has more than one, the total number of adopts would need to be less than half. Right? That's what Bitcoin Market Journal says, predicting around 25,000,000 users.
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