# What percentage of Bitcoins stored in a multi sign address?

I am looking for a statistic of the usage of multi-sig addresses over time. More concrete: what is the percentage of Bitcoins stored in a multi-sig address over time.

I calculated it here summarized per month:

``````  month       btc      count
201201   0.010000      1
201202   1.150000      5
201203   0.015000      2

201209   0.010000      1

201212 137.737103     46
201301   9.781411      9
201302   0.100000      2
201303 527.570925    724
201304 385.334698   1137
201305 300.712263    991
201306  20.247942     78
201307   6.251700     13
201308   0.934915      2
201309   0.499281     10
201310   0.233557     45
201311   0.903894    352
201312   0.184625    796
201401   0.187421   1237
201402   0.546214   4086
201403   0.573631   4314
201404   1.406338  12761
201405   1.019459   9331
201406  13.324859  11959
``````

I counted all multisig output transactions with valid public keys.

• Interesting numbers. Any idea why there is such a huge peak around 201304. And it's also strange that in 201404 there a very much transactions, but no real volume. I assume the non-existent months have 0 btc/counts? Jul 9, 2014 at 20:56
• thanks for this numbers. Can you tell me how you calculated them and can you calculate this number: "What percentage of Bitcoins stored in a multi sign address?" From the numbers you came up with it looks like it is way less then 3k Bitcoins in total. That is a extremely small number compared to about 11kk Bitcoins in existence. Jul 9, 2014 at 21:39
• very small indeed, percentagewise that would be close to zero. Jul 9, 2014 at 23:03