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State of Blockchain: 2018

Originally published on Coindesk on February 6, 2018.

Executive Summary

CoinDesk's 2018 State of Blockchain summarizes key trends, data and events in 2017.

Highlights Include:

  • After uncertainty around fork ends, bitcoin's price breaks free and topples multiple milestones. Meanwhile, BTC dominance shrinks to all-time lows.

  • Bitcoin fees increase dramatically. While Coinbase hits #1 app on iTunes, it and all exchanges struggle to cope with demand.• $3.23bn for ICOs and $200mn for VC. However, forks were the largest token generating event of the year with $44bn created.

  • CME & Cboe launch with high interest but low volume. Large traders shorted and small traders longed.

  • Sentiment Survey: 81% did not go into debt to buy crypto. Of those that did, 52% already paid it back. 94% check prices at least every day.

  • Key metrics up across public blockchains.


'CoinDesk Releases 'State of Blockchain' 2018 Research Report'

Spotlight studies:

2018 Blockchain Sentiment Survey


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