Research

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.

  • 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 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.

New Survey Shows Increasing Interest In The ICO Market From Institutional Investors

  • he survey results, shared with Cointelegraph on Feb.14, show that a whopping 41% of institutional investors believe they will be entering the ICO market in the next 5 years.
  • Around 23% of polled institutional investors expressed their belief that the ICO market does not hold investment potential, while 19% thought that virtual assets will be regularly traded and invested in by 2021.

Key Insights from the 2019 Annual Crypto Sentiment Report

  • The first question in the surveyed showed that, 76% of respondents were still enthusiastic about cryptocurrencies, despite the gripping 2018 bear market.
  • Mostly, it seems people are still bullish, at least for this year, about Bitcoin.

Blockchain Transparency Institute Report: Over 80% of Top BTC-Pair Trading Volume Is Fake

  • Every crypto enthusiast knows about Binance and Coinbase, yet for some reason, a glimpse into the CoinMarketCap top volume exchanges shows a surprising picture.
  • While this looks suspicious even to the naked eye, now our suspicions can be reaffirmed by a carefully conducted study by Blockchain Transparency Institute.