Research

CipherTrace: $1.4B In Crypto Stolen So Far In 2020

  • CipherTrace's research has found that the biggest threat this year is fraud.
  • Chinese MLM scheme Wotoken has been the largest contributor to crypto loss this year, stealing approximately $1.09 billion from 715,000 investors.

  • CipherTrace's research has found that the biggest threat this year is fraud.
  • Chinese MLM scheme Wotoken has been the largest contributor to crypto loss this year, stealing approximately $1.09 billion from 715,000 investors.

Here’s What Happened Before & After The First 2 Bitcoin Halving Events

  • The two previous halving events point to a price rally 4 - 6 months after the halving happens.
  • There is no clear indicator that suggests miners quit in droves after block rewards are halved.

Crypto Scammers’ Income Down 30% Due To COVID-19

  • Even though crypto scammers are seeing a high number of transactions, their revenue seems to have dropped significantly.
  • Chainalysis data shows that the total daily value received by scam wallets has dropped by 61 percent over the first two weeks of March.

Top 10 Crypto Predictions For 2020 Based On 2019 Growth Pattern

  • 2019 growth percentages dictate Bitcoin at $13,706, Binance Coin at $31, and Tezos at $4 towards the end of 2020.
  • As FOMO kicks in again, 2020 will surely set its own pace, but there's still a lot of things to learn from 2019.

Chainalysis: More Successful Hacks in 2019, Compared to 2018, Less Money Stolen Overall

  • While exchanges are doing a better job with security best practices, hackers are also moving to more sophisticated attacks.
  • CoinJoin and obfuscation services are still not popular with hackers, most of the stolen money goes directly into other exchanges.

We Compared the Top 10 Crypto Trading Volumes From 2017, 2018, 2019 – Here’s What We Found

  • Tether and Bitcoin led the way, with $6.359 and $6.106 trillion yearly trading volume in 2019, respectively.
  • The total trading volume of the top 10 crypto assets grew by 208% and 247% in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Bitcoin’s Downtrend Possibly Caused by $2B Ponzi Scheme

  • Users were promised huge returns when investing into the PLUS token which eventually proved, well, wrong.
  • According to Chainalysis these PlusToken cashouts surely have a serious effect on any price shift, but may not be the only reason.

Deutsche Bank Research: Cryptocurrency Will Ride the Wind of Change

  • As emerging economies and big companies are both embracing crypto, it is only a matter of time before a mainstream one appears.
  • The amount of blockchain wallet holders would increase to 200 million if the tendencies continue.

Blockchain in Energy Market Expected to Top $6 Billion by 2024

  • The potential uses of blockchan and DLT spread across various business spheres that have functional setbacks but still no permanent solution.
  • The blockchain in energy market has seen big investments in the last couple of years due to increasing demand.

Study: 56% of the World’s Best 50 Universities Have Crypto Classes

  • More and more students are interested in blockchain and crypto courses.
  • Blockchain club members want to shape the field and become leaders while the industry is still in its early stage.

Kaspersky Lab Report: 1 in 5 People Have Bought Cryptocurrencies

  • The study was conducted between the months of October and November 2018, and includes responses from over 13,000 people from 22 different countries.
  • 19% said they had purchased cryptocurrencies in the past, while 14% said they have never bought, but would like to in the future.

Report: 68% of Crypto Exchanges Volume is Fake, Only 10 with Authentic Volume

  • Alameda Research conducted an analysis of crypto exchanges and found that most of the volume is fake.
  • Only 10 exchanges were found to report real volume, including Binance, Bittrex, and Kraken.

Analyzing ICO Performance in Q1 2019

  • Q1 2019 hasn't been the best 3 months for Initial Coin Offerings.
  • In Q1 2018, 22% of ICOs reached their hard caps while only 2% did so in Q1 2019.

Ethereum Has the Most Active Protocol Developers, Bitcoin Forks Are Slowly Being Abandoned

  • Ethereum is a leader, with 216 active developers contributing code to Ethereum's github repos.
  • Bitcoin is firmly holding the second position, as 10 years after its creation enthusiasm looks unlikely to subside.