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Introducing Realized Capitalization

By |2021-03-03T01:44:15+00:00December 14, 2018|Original Research, Product Announcements|

The motivation for the creation of Realized Cap was the realization that “Market Capitalization” is often an empty metric when applied to cryptocurrencies. Market Capitalization, borrowed from the world of equities, is calculated for cryptocurrencies as circulating supply * latest [...]

What should we expect from Bitcoin’s block size in the coming years?

By |2021-03-03T01:43:25+00:00November 22, 2018|Original Research|

tl;dr: under full SegWit adoption you should expect blocks in the 1.6-2 mb range, with larger outliers.  How big will Bitcoin blocks get under reasonable assumptions? This investigation began with the simple realization that Bitcoin had recently hit an all [...]

Introducing our adjusted transaction volume estimates

By |2021-03-03T01:37:31+00:00June 27, 2018|Original Research, Product Announcements|

As we have exhaustively covered, getting accurate estimates of the actual economic throughput of public blockchains is not a trivial task. Due to the existence of mixers, self-churn, privacy enhancements, spam, and change outputs (in UTXO chains), raw estimates of [...]

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