CoinDesk Quarterly Review Q4 2019

In the first of a new Quarterly Review series, CoinDesk Research features a set of metrics for investors in bitcoin, ethereum and other crypto assets, looking for indications that those assets’ critical use cases are gaining real-world traction. We’ll revisit developments in these and new metrics on a monthly and quarterly basis, documenting evidence of whether crypto assets and decentralized technologies are fulfilling their promise. Our aim is to contribute to investors’ understanding of signals that indicate value in these novel economic systems and enterprises. You can download the full review, here.

Slide shows institutional inflows as measured by the size of low-leverage, regulated derivatives markets, and the importance of leverage to attracting non-fiduciary investors.