Research

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.
Aerial of a power plant at night. Freepik

  • 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.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 4 of 4)

  • A glimpse through reddit activity, online forum presence and blockchain-based social media left little doubt that Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are leading the way, with Ethereum holding strong at position #3.
  • ERC20 tokens have little presence compared to full-fledged blockchains - BAT being an exception.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 3 of 4)

  • The ability of blockchains to scale has been improved during the last few years, thanks to a number of technological advancements.
  • Crypto-communities on blockchain based social media apps are a rare sight. However, having people become the first users of a new social media application is a clear indication of community enthusiasm.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 2 of 4)

  • Unlike reddit communities, online forums are harder to rank with mathematical precision.
  • The most noteworthy addition to the list is most certainly Dash. Their community has remained active throughout more than one bear market - a rare sight in crypto.

Cryptocurrency Communities – Which Have Remained the Most Active (Part 1 of 4)

  • The first round of the cryptocurrency community battle has been defined by a few surprises and a few disappointments.
  • Albeit polarising is a mild description of the community, bitcoin cash has deservedly claimed the #1 spot.

Blockchain Adoption in Q2 2018

  • The blockchain industry has been growing steadily in 2018, despite the market downtrend.
  • When it comes to cryptocurrencies, it seems that most people and companies have taken a giant step back however, the underlying technology in the face of blockchain seems to be doing very well on its own.