JPMorgan Chase (JPM) thinks the Bitcoin (BTC) industry has changed considerably since 2017, citing an increase in institutional interest, Bloomberg reported on June 15.
The publication quoted a report led by managing director of global market strategy of the United States’ largest bank, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, in which researchers examined recent phenomena surrounding cryptocurrency exchanges.
As Cointelegraph reported, an investigation by asset manager Bitwise in March — and again last month — revealed that a significant amount of trade volume reported by exchanges was likely fake.
Citing JPM, Bloomberg notes that if only 5% of May’s $725 billion number is accurate, than the true volume of BTC trading in May was equal to about $36 billion. On the other hand, May became the best performing month on record for Bitcoin futures provider CME Group, with implied USD value topping $500 million.