Our humble digital currency continued to show resilience in 2012, growing in all respects and steadily building its user base. The expression "slow and steady" is a fitting descriptor; let's take a look at the stats:
The rate of downloads of the main client increased slightly toward the latter half of the year, with approximately 70,000 per month.
The number of users of the popular "My Wallet" service provided by blockchain.info has grown nearly exponentially, especially over the last month. Blockchain.info arguably has the most user-friendly mobile app for Bitcoin, which has likely contributed to the success shown in this chart.