Peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading in the United States has surged to post its strongest weekly volume on record, with almost $29 million trading on Localbitcoins and Paxful.
The past week saw only North America and Middle Eastern/North African trade increase, with all other regions posting slight declines in seven-day volume.
Over $24 million in Bitcoin changed hands on Paxful in the United States alongside $4.6 million traded on Localbitcoins.
With roughly $1 million trading on Canada’s P2P markets as well, the past week comprised the second-strongest on record for North American trade with $29.8 million in weekly activity — trailing behind the week of May 20, 2018, which posted $30.2 million in North American trade.
North American trade produced double the volume of the second-strongest region for P2P activity, with Sub-Saharan Africa generating $13.6 million in weekly trade.
Russian P2P Trade Drops 7.5%
Nigerian P2P trade appears to be plateauing after posting several weeks of consecutive volume records, with the world’s second-largest national P2P Bitcoin market generating $8.76 million in weekly trade.
After posting over $8.4 million in weekly trade for the last week of April, a 7.5% drop in Russian P2P volume has seen the gap between it and Nigeria’s markets widen — with $7.81 million in Bitcoin changing hands this past week.
Venezuela, the fourth-largest P2P market saw trade increase by a couple of percentage points for the week of June 7, edging past $5 million for the second time since February.