Senior R&D Analyst

Karim is a Senior R&D Analyst at Coin Metrics. He’s focused on network data and is particularly interested in mining, privacy, and derivatives. Karim was formerly an independent researcher and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Statistics and Machine Learning.

When Markets Misalign: Mispricings and Reference Rates

By |2021-02-05T14:26:46-05:00July 7, 2020|Karim Helmy, State of the Network|

Price discrepancies between exchanges can emerge for a variety of reasons, including market manipulation, exchange downtime, and trader error. These dislocations are aggravated by market inefficiencies that may prevent arbitrage. While market dislocations are particularly common for small exchanges and [...]

When Markets Misalign: Mispricings and Reference Rates (Full Length)

By |2021-03-03T02:01:50-05:00July 7, 2020|Karim Helmy, Original Research|

Key Takeaways Price discrepancies between exchanges can emerge for a variety of reasons, including market manipulation, exchange downtime, and trader error. These dislocations are aggravated by market inefficiencies that may prevent arbitrage. While market dislocations are particularly common for small [...]

The Half-Time Show: The State of Bitcoin Network Security After the Halving

By |2021-02-05T14:35:47-05:00May 19, 2020|Karim Helmy, State of the Network|

Block rewards are currently the primary source of revenue for miners. A reduction in this reward due to the halving causes some miners to exit the network. In the short term the sudden drop-off of miners can potentially leave the [...]

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