I just want to clear this up, since I think many people could have too high-volume expectations before the launch. If you use coinmarketcap.com as the sole indicator for measuring the exchange volumes, you have been deceived, as almost all the volume reported on the website is fake.
In this report for the SEC you can see how Bitwise argue, that 95% of the volume is fake and that only 10 exchanges do report real traded volume. On page 60 (I have captured the slide and attached it below) you can see the average real volume they assign to each exchange. $ 1bn would mean that Nash would become 3rd largest regulated exchange in the crypto universe, which I think is very ambitious goal indeed. It would even become larger than Coinbase ($8bn valuation).
However, we should not expect any enormous volumes that are presented all over the internet. I would even be cautious believing the volumes on the! stakingnex.io. Though, it would be nice for Nash to hit those numbers.
I just want to make it clear so that we all could appreciate what is going on here and that we are here for the long run and not for short term profits, that would result from faking the volume. Feel free to read the whole 227 pages as I did, I think at least the first 100 pages are definitely worth it.
Have a great one and I am looking forward to the launch!
The $27m daily volume for Coinbase Pro was the average over a few day period at the beginning of the month. Currently around $60m (~$1.8B monthly) in the past 24 hours. Same with Bittrex and Kraken. Not sure what their average is over the past 6 months or year.
But yeah, best to look at the regulated exchanges for a realistic idea of potential volume. In future, Nash should have features and products that they don’t currently have which should bring further volume.
I am guilty of having irrational expectations of volume, and I think this Bitwise PDF provides some optics into what many already suspect (heavily inflated and fake volume). That said, it should be noted that the report left out South Korean exchanges (which are more regulated than ever), and the purpose of this report is to help Bitwise’s BTC ETF receive approval. It’s also important to note the numbers posted on slide 60 are for BTC related volume only, not volume of all exchange assets (ETH, LTC, etc, etc.).
Using the exchanges in the report, the aggregate monthly volume is still $34B. Exchanges with fiat gateways have very healthy amounts of volume. Now think about Nash’s value proposition in relation to these exchanges:
Fiat on/off ramps Check
What percentage of the $34B pie do you think Nash will take? .1%? 1%? 10%?
Also we can potentially look beyond the current market cap. How many people who come newly into crypto will potentially use it due to what we hope is a very user friendly UI and simplified exchange process?
Without btc trading pair and limited selection of trading pairs, it will take awhile for this engine to full throttle. My bets gemini levels at the beginning… so $30 million a month. That website doesn’t allow under 100m haha.
I looked at the Bitwise presentation and it mentions that all the above exchanges (except Binance) has special surveillance software systems monitoring trading behavior to help safeguard against manipulation. I apologize if this is a question that has been previously addressed, but will Nash use any equivalent systems?
Assuming that tokok volume is real, NEX tokens themselves are already causing 1 million in trading volume today. That’s a good start and close tot total poloniex volume. Hopefully we’ll be able to trade NEX on very soon.
Has someone already investigated the volume of Tokok by the way? They do have a suspicious amount of trades trading 20-30 nex.
Thanks @D_Raky I think that the Bitwise presentation is something that everyone that is serious about their investment in Nash should read. But just reminder that all the points @hypotheticalidentity have raised are true:
The report is only concerned with BTC (Bitcoin) volumes, excluding all alts including ETH.
The report excluded an enormous amount of exchanges with the 1M daily “real” volume. Not all volume on the exchange that have lots of “fake” volume is indeed fake.
Separating what is “real” and “fake” volume is not an exact science. It is based on analysis of the trading data and assumptions. But specially on smaller exchanges you can have a different market dynamics that would make it look “fake” but it is not, for example it could be the preferred exchange for an OTC desk at that jurisdiction that executes large iceberg orders. That would change the trading pattern and attenuate market swings in relation to more liquid markets.
We try to communicate realistic volume goals for the exchange - our targets (that are very aggressive and we will be very pleased if we hit) are to be TOP100 on the first 3 months of operations of the exchange with general public access and TOP50 at the closing of 6 months.
Today those goals would be about ~3M and ~40M of aggregated total daily volume.
The top 100 is based on trading volume. The NEX token is unique due to the high fee dividend to its owners. The price will be a result of the volume growth and probably be much higher in market cap ranking than in exchange volume ranking