Research

WEF Study Reveals Issues Around Global Blockchain Standards

  • The WEF used data from over 30 technical standard-setting entities, 185 jurisdictions, and almost 400 industry groups to create its report.
  • Called the Global Standards Mapping Initiative, the study notes the gaps, divergence and overlap in the blockchain standard-setting space.
Then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 21, 2015. Shutterstock

  • The WEF used data from over 30 technical standard-setting entities, 185 jurisdictions, and almost 400 industry groups to create its report.
  • Called the Global Standards Mapping Initiative, the study notes the gaps, divergence and overlap in the blockchain standard-setting space.
Comparison of ETH 2019 price with ETH 2020 price for the period between January and October. Data by CoinDesk's Ethereum Price Index

Ethereum 2019 Vs Ethereum 2020

  • Ethereum was down 7.5% in 2019 overall due to version 2.0 delays, the trail of the bear market, and heavy criticism.
  • In 2020, the story is different, with ETH already up 200% and the DeFi hype train at full speed.
World map of major Bitcoin mining pool stratum server locations. The Chain Bulletin Bitcoin Mining Map

Your Friendly Neighborhood Bitcoin Mining Pool

  • In the study, we included 16 major Bitcoin mining pools with 80 stratum server locations across 11 countries on 4 continents.
  • The data shows that Asia, North America, and Europe is where almost all stratum servers reside, with 1 pool and 1 stratum server representing Australia.
Map of the European Union with emphasis on Ukraine. Shutterstock

Key Insights From Chainalysis’ Eastern Europe Crypto Adoption Research

  • Between July 2019 and June 2020, Ukrain and Russia managed to place first and second, respectively, on Chainalysis' Global Crypto Adoption Index.
  • During the same period, 1.4% of all crypto transactions in Eastern Europe were connected with illicit activity, the second highest rate after Latin America.
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IDC Forecasts Worldwide Spending On Blockchain To Reach $4.1 Billion In 2020

  • Worldwide spending on blockchain is said to increase with a growth rate of over 40% in all major industries.
  • As the COVID-19 crisis forced many corporations to adopt emerging technology, the benefits of blockchain have started to attract significant interest.

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.

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 booth at a conference. CoinDesk

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.
Trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Justin Guariglia/xPACIFICA/Redux

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.
Pyramid scheme illustration. Coinspace

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 headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Financial Times

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.
Aerial of a power plant at night. Freepik

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.