The cryptocurrency market is in a tragic situation after the bear market, and many projects are unsustainable. According to data from Nomics, more than 12,000 coins have been reduced to half-dead “zombies” this year, and the transaction volume is almost zero.
How cold is this wave of “crypto winter”? A recent market research report published by Nomics lays out the specific data. The cryptocurrency data provider found that more than 12,100 cryptocurrencies have not been traded for at least a month so far this year.
These half-dead cryptocurrencies have been dubbed “zombies” by Bloomberg because technically the tokens aren’t dead, but they aren’t active either.
During the bull market in 2021, emerging cryptocurrencies have sprung up like mushrooms after the rain, and various wonderful cryptocurrency projects such as meme coins, animal coins, and food coins have sprung up one after another, all wanting to take a share of the bull market.
But this year, the situation has changed, with many investors turning away from cryptocurrencies and other risky assets due to high inflation and a poor general economic environment. CryptoCompare research analyst Jacob Joseph commented:
According to Nomics data, the number of coins that have not been traded for a month or more has risen sharply this year from previous years and is roughly double the number over the past five years combined.
Meanwhile, according to Nomics co-founder Nick Gauthier, of the 64,400 coins tracked by Nomics, only 13,800 had some volume in the current 24-hour period, with some more. Very low coins like Terra Classic (LUNC).