Data Analysis

The latest digital currency and blockchain data analysis features on CoinDesk.

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Lightning’s Balancing Act: Challenges Face Bitcoin’s Scalability Savior

| Jameson Lopp

What tech challenges face the bitcoin Lightning Network? Jameson Lopp analyzes in this in-depth feature piece.

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73% of Finance Pros Think Blockchain Tech Can Thrive Without Bitcoin

| Stan Higgins

A new survey suggests that many finance professionals see a bright future for the blockchain – just not one involving bitcoin.

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Bitcoin on the Dark Web: The Facts

| Grace Caffyn

Just how much do we know about new underground economies? Here's what available data can tell us about bitcoin on the Dark Web.

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Survey: 47% of Finance Pros Say Firms Exploring Blockchain Tech

| Stan Higgins

New data suggests that many financial professionals see their industry being reshaped by blockchain technology.

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5 Surprising Facts from CoinDesk’s State of Bitcoin Report

| Grace Caffyn

CoinDesk cherry-picks some of the most surprising insights from our State of Bitcoin Q1 report.

State of Bitcoin Q1 2015: Record Investment Buoys Ecosystem

| CoinDesk

CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest State of Bitcoin report, which focuses on events in the bitcoin ecosystem since the beginning of 2015.

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Chainalysis CEO Denies ‘Sybil Attack’ on Bitcoin’s Network

| Grace Caffyn

Chainalysis was forced to defend itself after allegations its surveillance tactics had disrupted services and threatened the privacy of bitcoin users.

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Survey: Is the Bitcoin Community Just Young, White and Male?

| CoinDesk

People often say the bitcoin community is full of young, white males. But to what degree is this actually true? Take our survey and help us find out.

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Secretive Mining Firm Revealed as Possible US Marshals Auction Winner

| Joon Ian Wong

A winner of the latest US Marshals bitcoin auction may have been identified by blockchain and crowdsourced analysis.

CoinDesk BPI price chart March 2-8 2015.

Markets Weekly: Bitcoin Price Holds Firm Following Volume Growth

| Joon Ian Wong

The bitcoin price continues to trade well above the $250 mark as trading volumes grow on global exchanges including Bitfinex and Huobi.