As also reported by satoshi.info’s CTO, Jameson Loop, SegWit transactions have increased significantly, reaching a new record, even though many exchanges and wallets have not yet implemented this feature.
SegWit-enabled spends recently touched 56% of daily transactions despite some major services still not supporting it. If your wallet / exchange / other service is still giving you deposit addresses that start with a "1" it's time to ask them "when SegWit?" pic.twitter.com/eYbXcJsQ88
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) July 11, 2019
SegWit, an acronym for Segregated Witness, is the name used by a Bitcoin protocol upgrade that is used to implement second-layer scalability solutions.
From the graph, it is possible to see that SegWit transactions have reached a new peak in 2019, in correspondence with the increase of the bitcoin value.
As stated in the tweet, to immediately check whether a service, exchange or wallet has implemented SegWit, it is sufficient to have a look at how the address starts: the SegWit addresses all start with 3 instead of 1.
Recently, partly as a result of the peak in the price of BTC, the addresses with at least 1 dollar have increased exponentially.