State of the Network

Weekly crypto network newsletter

Reporting on the latest network activity

Analyzing the Fallout from the BitMEX Lawsuits

By |2021-02-06T02:28:17+00:00October 13, 2020|Antoine Le Calvez, State of the Network|

On October 1st, the CFTC and Department of Justice jointly announced charges filed against BitMEX’s owners and operators. The CFTC is alleging they were illegally operating a derivatives trading platform and the Department of Justice that they violated various parts of the [...]

Bitcoin: A Novel Economic Institution

By |2021-02-05T14:15:04+00:00September 22, 2020|Jon Geenty, Kevin Lu, Nate Maddrey, State of the Network|

Below is an excerpt of a research report authored by ARK Invest and Coin Metrics. In Part 1 of this research, we described how we believe Bitcoin satisfies the four assurances that maximize the probability of a robust and predictable financial system. In Part 2, [...]

How YAM’s Collapse Drove Ethereum Fees to New Heights

By |2021-02-05T14:21:53+00:00August 18, 2020|Nate Maddrey, State of the Network|

On August 12th Ethereum’s total daily transactions fees topped $6.87M, shattering the previous all-time high of $4.55M set in January 2018. The following day, Ethereum had $8.61M worth of fees, once again breaking the daily record.  Blockchain transaction fees are [...]

Introducing the Coin Metrics Quarterly Supply Transparency Report

By |2021-02-05T14:22:32+00:00August 12, 2020|Ben Celermajer, State of the Network|

Part of Coin Metrics’ mission is to provide the community with transparent cryptoasset market and network data that allows investors to make the most informed decisions. One of our most recent metrics, Free Float Supply, has provided Coin Metrics with the [...]

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