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An Analysis of Kin's On-Chain Activity

An Analysis of Kin’s On-Chain Activity

'In the following post, we investigate Kin's on-chain activity compared to other blockchains ... Read More
An on-chain analysis of Ripple's escrow system

An on-chain analysis of Ripple’s escrow system

'Coin Metrics recently released version 3.0 of our CM Network Data Pro product. This release includes many new assets, including ... Read More
Evaluating Bitcoin forks with network data

Evaluating Bitcoin forks with network data

Determining the success of a UTXO fork is a fraught exercise. There is no agreed-upon standard for measuring adoption. Establishing ... Read More
Granular mining pool mapping with Bitcoin's coinbase outputs

Granular mining pool mapping with Bitcoin’s coinbase outputs

How concentrated is block formation in Bitcoin? Which mining pools are dominant, and how long have they held that position? ... Read More
Don’t trust, verify: A Bitcoin Private case study

Don’t trust, verify: A Bitcoin Private case study

Bitcoin Private (BTCP) is a fork-merge of Bitcoin and ZClassic (ZCL, a fork of ZCash that removed the founders’ reward) ... Read More
Introducing Realized Capitalization

Introducing Realized Capitalization

The motivation for the creation of Realized Cap was the realization that "Market Capitalization" is often an empty metric when ... Read More
What should we expect from Bitcoin's block size in the coming years?

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

tl;dr: under full SegWit adoption you should expect blocks in the 1.6-2 mb range, with larger outliers.  How big will ... Read More
Introducing our adjusted transaction volume estimates

Introducing our adjusted transaction volume estimates

As we have exhaustively covered, getting accurate estimates of the actual economic throughput of public blockchains is not a trivial ... Read More
An analysis of batching in Bitcoin

An analysis of batching in Bitcoin

On May 6th, 2017, Bitcoin hit an all-time high in transactions processed on the network in a single day: it ... Read More