Research Hub

Insight from the crypto sector’s top research teams and analysts to help make sense of this rapidly evolving industry.

Is Bitcoin bad for the environment? This CoinDesk Research report looks at the data behind the most common critiques and shows that, while Bitcoin uses a lot of energy, the mix is evolving towards renewables. Bitcoin also incentivizes investment in clean energy sources, redistributes wasted power production and can convert pollution into value.

News

Kaiko’s latest monthly report looks at crypto market volatility, record spot trading volumes, the rise of ETH, BTC’s faltering “digital gold” narrative, and the growth of altcoin assets compared to BTC that could fundamentally change market structure.

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DeFi projects on Ethereum have attracted so many users over the last year that gas fees on Ethereum have risen to levels that many consider exorbitant. Consequently, this has pushed users to seek alternative, cheaper platforms that allow them to participate in DeFi. One of such is Binance Smart Chain (BSC), which has seen total […]

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What are the different value propositions of bitcoin and ether? How do they behave in the market, and how does their infrastructure differ? What do on-chain metrics tell us about their differences? This report from CoinDesk research dives into these questions and more.

Reports

Kaiko’s latest monthly report looks at crypto market volatility, record spot trading volumes, the rise of ETH, BTC’s faltering “digital gold” narrative, and the growth of altcoin assets compared to BTC that could fundamentally change market structure.

This report by TokenInsight looks into the projects built on Polkadot’s ecosystem and the underpinning market data of the Polkadot ecology.

This report by TokenInsight looks at the evolution of cryptocurrency futures & options over 2021 Q1, highlighting growing volumes and premiums, volatility relationships and exchange development.

Webinars

With a new administration in the United States, greater regulatory scrutiny and debate internationally, and more global institutions exploring digital assets and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), this year is almost sure to bring change to the regulatory landscape for blockchain — but how? Will we see stricter guidance on stablecoins? Will certain countries establish […]

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With NFTs grabbing the world’s attention, innovation is yet again outrunning the rules. Are they securities? How does intellectual property law apply? In this 30-minute webinar, crypto analysts Noelle Acheson and Christine Kim are joined by special guest Nikhilesh De, Managing Editor of Global Policy & Regulation and author of CoinDesk’s State of Crypto newsletter, […]