Bitcoin blockchain size 2010-2019, by quarter

The size of the Bitcoin blockchain has experienced consistently high levels of growth since its creation, reaching approximately 242.39 gigabytes in size as of the end of September 2019. The bitcoin blockchain is a distributed database that contains a continuously-growing and tamper-evident list of all Bitcoin transactions and records since the date of its initial release in January of 2009.


Bitcoin is the biggest name in cryptocurrency in terms of both price index and market capitalization. Given the growing public investment into crypto, Bitcoin and other established currencies, such as Ethereum and Ripple, are facing increased competition from new, well-funded cryptocurrencies, which raised 4.1 billion U.S. dollars in total in initial coin offering (ICO) in June of 2018.


Blockchain technology’s unique ability to provide an open ledger for recording transactions while simultaneously ensuring security and verifiability lends itself to a variety of uses other than just cryptocurrency. Blockchain experts envision a huge amount of possible applications, with everything from supply chain management to online personal identification. Perhaps the most telling sign of the technology’s versatility is the fact that executives across industries are rushing to invest in blockchain solutions of their own.

Size of the Bitcoin blockchain from 2010 to 2019, by quarter

Blockchain size in megabytes
Q3 '19242,386
Q2 '19226,596
Q1 '19210,557
Q4 '18197,224
Q3 '18184,622
Q2 '18173,170.04
Q1 '18162,685.27
Q4 '17149,113.62
Q3 '17134,715.95
Q2 '17122,298.19
Q1 '17108,974.54
Q4 '1696,236
Q3 '1684,455
Q2 '1673,973
Q1 '1663,427
Q4 '1553,647
Q3 '1545,418
Q2 '15 38,122
Q1 '15 32,706
Q4 '14 27,805
Q3 '14 23,450
Q2 '14 19,861
Q1 '14 16,567
Q4 '13 13,468
Q3 '13 10,727
Q2 '13 8,713
Q1 '13 6,406
Q4 '12 4,255
Q3 '12 2,897
Q2 '12 1,672
Q1 '12 876
Q4 '11631
Q3 '11 449
Q2 '11188
Q1 '1115
Q4 '1010
Q3 '101
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

End of quarter data.

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