New all-time highs. Congestion on the blockchains and outages at exchanges. Breathless mainstream media coverage. The debut of institutional trading instruments. Oh, and digital cats.

The final quarter of 2017 offered no shortage of drama and cemented cryptocurrency’s status as the most interesting story in global finance and technology.

While the wild price action got most of the attention in Q4, several other events from the year will help shape the industry for a long time to come.

Ethereum’s Byzantium hard fork, bitcoin’s >1MB average block size, the rise of traffic on crypto-to-crypto and decentralized exchanges, and the collective shrug of the industry after China stopped all trading activity within its borders are just the start of a story that reads like a cyberpunk novel.

So, for CoinDesk’s forthcoming State of Blockchain 2017 report, we’re seeking to better understand how the blockchain community views these historic developments.

How obsessed are you with prices? What did you do with your gains? How closely do you follow the scaling debates? Which innovations have got you most excited? Do you think enterprise DLT will go live in 2018 after taking a back seat to the cryptocurrency boom in 2017?

If you have strong opinions on the state of the industry, make your voice heard by filling in the survey below.

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The results of the survey will be analyzed and published in CoinDesk Research’s forthcoming State of Blockchain Q3 2017 report.

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