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"title": "State of Blockchain Q1 2018",

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"publishDate": "February 6th, 2018",

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CoinDesk's Q1 2018 State of Blockchain summarizes key trends, data and events in Q1 2018.

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  • • Bear market takes hold in multiple cryptocurrencies. Price, transaction volume, exchange volume, and more all down over 3 months.
  • • Bitcoin hashrate continues to grow by 47% despite slumps.
  • • $6.3bn for ICOs and $885mn for VC. The average ICO raise amount has about doubled from last quarter of $16mn to $31mn.
  • • Transaction fees fall from 60% to 90% with bitcoin averaging a $9.49 fee per transaction.
  • • Sentiment Survey: 31% paid taxes on their crypto gains. 18% of U.S. respondents said they thought understanding taxes were easy compared to 38% of Non-U.S. respondents.

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"title": "Introduction",

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"title": "Public Blockchains",

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"title": "Market Interest",

"page": 23

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"title": "Why the bear market?",

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"page": 49

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