As reported by Ethereum World News in early-December, the /r/Bitcoin subreddit, the de-facto hub of all online discussion regarding BTC, surpassed one million subscribers, joining an exclusive list of online forums that have surpassed such a user count. Upon this occurrence, a number of commentators came out to congratulate the community. Tuur Demeester, an Ethereum critic and diehard Bitcoin proponent, claimed that he the milestone caught him off-guard, before congratulating the forum’s moderators and integral members.
And while this milestone was great to surmount, the one million figure didn’t paint the entire picture for the subreddit’s performance in 2018. More accurately, as recently noted by Jameson Lopp, the chief technology officer at Casa and a long-time BTC developer, Reddit’s in-house Bitcoin community grew by 380,000 throughout 2018 — which amounts to a 61% growth figure for all of 2018.