Research Hub

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

The second quarter of 2021 was characterized by price retracing in most crypto assets in the CoinDesk 20, signaling the early beginnings of a new crypto bear market. Notably, bitcoin (BTC) had its third worst quarter ever in price performance, dropping 40%. The CoinDesk Quarterly Review 2021 Q2 dives into the main trends, developments and […]

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In June, Bitcoin miners signaled support for Taproot, a bundle of three upgrades to Bitcoin aimed at improving network security, privacy and scalability. This CoinDesk Research report looks into the merits of the upgrade from the investor’s perspective, outlines some potential drawbacks and issues a reminder that Bitcoin is an investment in technology.

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In July, Ethereum is expected to undergo a backwards-incompatible upgrade, also called a “hard fork.” One of the most highly anticipated code changes in the upgrade dubbed “London” is Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559. At its core, EIP 1559 is designed to make transaction fees less volatile and more predictable. In this report, we give […]

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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.

Reports

The second quarter of 2021 was characterized by price retracing in most crypto assets in the CoinDesk 20, signaling the early beginnings of a new crypto bear market. Notably, bitcoin (BTC) had its third worst quarter ever in price performance, dropping 40%. The CoinDesk Quarterly Review 2021 Q2 dives into the main trends, developments and […]

In June, Bitcoin miners signaled support for Taproot, a bundle of three upgrades to Bitcoin aimed at improving network security, privacy and scalability. This CoinDesk Research report looks into the merits of the upgrade from the investor’s perspective, outlines some potential drawbacks and issues a reminder that Bitcoin is an investment in technology.

In July, Ethereum is expected to undergo a backwards-incompatible upgrade, also called a “hard fork.” One of the most highly anticipated code changes in the upgrade dubbed “London” is Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559. At its core, EIP 1559 is designed to make transaction fees less volatile and more predictable. In this report, we give […]

Webinars

Fixed-term crypto investments are giving institutions and corporations an opportunity to venture into the world of digital assets and generate higher yields compared to what’s available via banks and many fixed income markets. In this webinar, you’ll hear from leaders behind dollar digital currency products to discuss market trends, the future of crypto investments, and how […]

This blockchain-enabled innovation has the potential to change the global financial system by stripping transaction costs and stepping up the fight for next-level efficiency and speed. What’s more, the whole point of DeFi is that it bypasses the need for centralised licensed custodians of money: aka, incumbent banks. What this means is that DeFi isn’t […]

The ever-dynamic crypto mining industry has been even more active following China’s crackdown. The global hashrate has largely shifted to North America, making the US a key international mining hub where institutions now take central stage. This new demographic of miners have special requirements, which Foundry has been catering to through its rapidly growing Foundry […]