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Request Finance in Numbers: April 2024 - New ATH in signups

Request Finance's growth highlights rising crypto adoption, with record-high registrations and over $700M in transactions processed, including $20M+ in April alone.

May 6, 2024

Happy May, Request Finance fans!

Welcome to another monthly edition of Request Finance in Numbers, where we review Request Finance’s usage metrics since our last update.

We want to enhance crypto adoption among businesses; that’s why we’re sharing such a transparent report with our community. As you will see, there are reasons to be confident about crypto adoption. Many companies have adopted crypto whether that’s for convenience, for cross-border transfers, or for cost-effectiveness. 


User & Activity Growth in April 2024

  • 📈 Number of crypto and fiat payments monthly: 3,328 
  • 💸 Value of crypto payments monthly: $20.6 million
  • 🧾 A total of over $730 million in crypto payments have been paid through the Request Finance platform.
  • 💰 Top 5 cryptocurrencies used: $USDC, $USDT, $SAND, $ANKR, $cUSD
  • 💳 Top 5 chains used: Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Celo, Arbitrum 

Note: This report excludes pure fiat-to-fiat payments that are initiated - and settled in fiat currency. 

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Commentary for April 2024

We are helping businesses involved with crypto and fiat. And we prioritize partnering with the safest chains, stablecoin issuers, and infrastructures to power crypto and fiat Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Payroll, and Expense Payments. 

At the product level. 

Major update, we introduced the Request new Payroll module. This means that you can set up all your crypto and fiat payroll payments once with the flexibility to edit them each time, before running your payroll. 

Request Finance powers crypto-to-fiat payouts to 170+ countries, for 20+ fiat currencies, including EUR, USD, GBP, AUD, SGD, JPY, KRW, IDR, HKD, THB, NZD, CHF, INR and AED ; see the list here

New Crypto Payment Options

The number of payment networks and cryptocurrencies supported on Request Finance is second to none and continues to grow each month; in April, we added Beam as payment network and  the PIXEL and ZTX token (on Ethereum). Businesses can now send and receive payments in 350+ cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, 20+ fiat currencies, and 15+ blockchains. 

If you’d like to see a token or chain supported in Request Finance, contact us on Twitter

Request Finance is the ultimate finance platform for crypto and fiat Operations, powering Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Payroll, Expenses, and flexible payments for enterprises. 

Our extensive support for new payment options enables projects across different chains to transact seamlessly with each other in their preferred token.

New signups in April: 1,402

One important metric is the growth in the number of new accounts created, or “sign ups”. They represent new companies and freelancers ready to use Request Finance to pay, and get paid in cryptocurrency.

In April, the number of users registered on Request Finance increased. The total number of registered accounts on Request Finance currently stands at 37,164 up 1,402, or about 20% rise compared to the previous month’s. 

Number of crypto payments in April: 3,328

The number of crypto payments made in April saw a 16% increase in the number of new payments made per month. 

The total number of crypto payments made on Request Finance stands at 66,155.

Value of crypto payments in April: $20.6m  

A key success indicator at Request Finance is the dollar value of crypto payments made through the platform. A total of over $730 million of cryptocurrency payments have been made through the Request Finance platform. 

Of which, around $20.6 million in crypto invoices were paid last month in April alone. This represents a +144% increase in the monthly value of payments compared to last year.

Top cryptocurrencies: USDC, USDT, SAND, ANKR, cUSD

Another data point to keep track of is which cryptocurrencies are most often used on Request Finance. 

USDC continues to be the most preferred cryptocurrency being used on Request Finance, accounting for about 35% of all crypto payments made by our mostly enterprise users. 

USD-denominated stablecoins as a whole continue to be a popular choice for enterprise crypto payments, making up 65% of the crypto payments on Request Finance. 

The popularity of stablecoins can be explained with many of the same reasons why most people do business in fiat, rather than settling payments in shares of tech companies listed on the NASDAQ. Their stable prices make them ideal as a medium of exchange, and unit of account - two of the three defining features of money.

The unlikely contender of USDT came in second, accounting for about 23% of the total invoices paid in Request Finance, followed by SAND (11%), ANKR (7%), and cUSD (3%). 

You can find the full list of currencies supported in the Request Finance app here.

Top payment networks: Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Celo, and Arbitrum

The Ethereum network is clearly the preferred payment network, being used for about 69% of crypto payments processed through Request Finance. 

BNB Chain took second place, with about 12% of the crypto payments volume.
Polygon continues to grow steadily due to its lower gas fees, coming in third, accounting for about 11% of transactions made through Request Finance.

Through this monthly report, we hope to provide an overview of what’s happening with Request Finance, and the data driving our product development decisions. We hope that our commitment to transparency will inspire new users to take their first steps into invoicing and payments with cryptocurrency for their business.


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