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CM Real-Time Reference Rates Research Summary

CM Real-Time Reference Rates Research Summary

'In conjunction with today's release of the beta version of the CM Real-Time Reference Rates, we have provided a summary ... Read More
An Analysis of Fork Legitimacy

An Analysis of Fork Legitimacy

This study is designed to aid in the determination of whether an exchange, index provider, investment manager, or any market ... Read More
A Comparative Analysis of Bitcoin Forks

A Comparative Analysis of Bitcoin Forks

Bitcoin (BTC) has had many forks over the years, most of which have faded into obscurity. But one fork in ... Read More
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