Bitcoin, as well as other cryptocoins, was initially bought as an investment, to have it rather than trade it or perform any other actions with it. However, time changes, as well as people. now, statistics shows, that the number of bitcoin holders is equal to bitcoin speculators.
Since December previous year, the number of coins that are held by traders has grown to 5.1 mln coins. This is practically equal to the number of coins that are used for speculating with cryptocurrency, including the bitcoins.
The statistics shows as well, that bitcoin volumes used for trading have fallen significantly. Previous year they were about 4 bln USD daily in December, however, now, the trading volume is just 1 bln daily. Some specialists believe that this was the main reason of the recent fall of bitcoin price.