State of Blockchain Q2 2018

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Bitcoin miner revenues fall by 22% along with average fees by 19%

Bitcoin hashrate grew by 26% (fall short of the previous quarter's 47% growth)

SEC declared ether not a security, and eth price saw a 9% jump shortly after

Total ICO funding reaches about $19 billion, with the average ICO $39 million

Majority of survey respondents think price declines were caused by shorts and rebounds from over-speculation

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