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Sep 12 2022

Ethereum 2.0: Does ETH become deflationary post-Merge?

Sep 12 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

We’re quickly approaching The Merge, the most notable upgrade in Ethereum's history and a crucial turning point for the wider crypto industry. As the Ethereum blockchain transitions from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS), The Merge is expected to be the bedrock upon which Ethereum’s scalability… The post Ethereum 2.0: Does...

Sep 08 2022

Mixed Signals

Sep 08 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

Over the last few months, the crypto industry faced numerous headwinds. These included the death spiral of the Terra ecosystem, the insolvency of over- leveraged hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, and major crypto lending platforms – like Celsius, BlockFi, Voyager and Vauld – taking drastic measures… The post Mixed Signals appeared first on...

Sep 07 2022

Ride Out

Sep 07 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

After July’s green candles, August 2022 resumed a downward trend for cryptoassets across the board. Bitcoin, Ethereum and the rest of the crypto market saw negative returns for the month. Prices of BTC (-14%) and ETH (-8%) decreased after July’s gains. Metaverse (-23%) and DeFi… The post Ride Out appeared first on Kraken Blog.

Aug 09 2022

PoW vs. PoS: Securing the Chain

Aug 09 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

At the heart of every blockchain is a set of programmatic rules which define how a global network of participants validate transactions and maintain consensus regarding the state of the network. One of the most crucial components of these rules is the blockchain’s Sybil resistance… The post PoW vs. PoS: Securing the Chain appeared first on...

Aug 05 2022

All Eyes on ETH

Aug 05 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

The crypto industry faced headwinds in recent months as May’s collapse of the Terra ecosystem took its toll. In June and July, major crypto lending platforms (including Celsius, BlockFi, Voyager and Vauld) took drastic measures in the wake of “extreme market conditions.” June’s leverage-related fallout… The post All Eyes on ETH appeared first on...

Aug 04 2022

Weathering the Storm

Aug 04 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

After months of price declines across cryptoassets, July 2022 brought signs of recovery. All sectors saw positive monthly returns, gaining a minimum of 8% and led by DeFi (52%) and metaverse (35%). Prices of BTC (19%) and ETH (59%) increased after three months of negative… The post Weathering the Storm appeared first on...

Jul 11 2022

Ticking Lower

Jul 11 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

After cryptoasset prices crashed in early May, with BTC falling nearly -32% from $39,500 to $27,000 within a week, prices continued lower in June as BTC dropped to a 1.5-year low of $17,600. BTC was down more than -57% year-to-date as of June 30, 2022,… The post Ticking Lower appeared first on Kraken Blog.

Jul 07 2022

Uphill Battle

Jul 07 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

Crypto markets remained bearish in June after May’s broad market sell off. All crypto sectors reported negative returns month-over-month; even the best performers posted losses exceeding -18%. Meme and metaverse coins performed only slightly better than ETH (-47%), privacy coins (-43%) and BTC (-40%). Have… The post Uphill Battle appeared first on...

Jun 21 2022

The Lightning Network: Bitcoin’s Evolution to Medium of Exchange

Jun 21 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

Any sound money satisfies three important conditions: Preserves and stores value over time Serves as a widely accepted unit of account in a given market Functions as a practical medium of exchange for transfers of any size Bitcoin's predictable, disinflationary supply growth rate continues to… The post The Lightning...

Jun 07 2022

The Metaverse: An inflection point

Jun 07 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

The non-fungible token (NFT) boom of 2021 not only brought mainstream attention to digital art investment, it also catalyzed increased development of the crypto metaverse. The metaverse — a previously esoteric term first used in the 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson… The post The Metaverse: An inflection point appeared first on...

Jun 06 2022

Hold Steady

Jun 06 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

Following a lackluster month in April, May saw further correction across cryptoasset sectors as they all fell a minimum of -17%. Layer 1, metaverse and meme coins declined the most at -43%, -42% and -39%, respectively. How did major players in the crypto space cope?… The post Hold Steady appeared first on Kraken Blog.

Jun 03 2022

Survival Mode

Jun 03 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

Crypto asset prices crashed in early May, when BTC fell nearly -32% from $39,500 to $27,000 within a week. Could this be the beginning of a long crypto winter? Or do the on-chain metrics tell a different story? In Kraken Intelligence's latest report, Survival Mode,… The post Survival Mode appeared first on Kraken Blog.

May 05 2022

Head-Fake

May 05 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

Prices of cryptoassets faltered in April as geopolitical uncertainties and financial markets turmoil continued to spill over into crypto markets. Analyzing on-chain data can provide a clearer view of trends in network usage and demand, separating crypto-fundamental signals from price volatility noise. In Kraken Intelligence's… The post Head-Fake appeared first on...

May 04 2022

Slow and Steady

May 04 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

While the bulls emerged victorious in March following a bearish start to the year, this triumph was short-lived, and most crypto assets fell in April’s broad correction. How did the various crypto sectors and the leading coins fare in April? Kraken Intelligence's latest report, Slow… The post Slow and Steady appeared first on...

Apr 07 2022

March 2022 Market Recap and Outlook — Shrugging It Off

Apr 07 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

While the past few months have been relatively bearish for the crypto space, the bulls emerged victorious in March as nearly all sectors regained lost ground. DeFi, Layer 1, and Metaverse sectors led the way with stellar gains in March, with +27%, +18%, and +17%… The post March 2022 Market Recap and Outlook — Shrugging It Off appeared...

Apr 04 2022

Chopsolidation

Apr 04 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

Over the past couple of months, cryptoasset prices have grown more stable, consolidating into a narrower price band. As volatility fell, analysis suggested an explosive move was imminent in the medium term. In late March, cryptoassets finally broke through the upper level of this price… The post Chopsolidation appeared first on...

Mar 03 2022

Moving Sideways

Mar 03 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

Although crypto markets experienced high volatility throughout February, nearly all sectors closed the month with positive returns. Privacy coins and BTC led the recovery, while the DeFi sector posted losses for yet another month. Kraken Intelligence's latest report, Moving Sideways, takes a closer look at… The post Moving Sideways appeared first on...

Mar 02 2022

Sitting Tight

Mar 02 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence | market reports

January was a turbulent month for the crypto space as market participants saw a broad sell-off. Continued uncertainty about the proposed U.S. Fed rate hikes in March and growing tensions in Eastern Europe plagued the market for most of February, though prices rebounded at the… The post Sitting Tight appeared first on Kraken...

Feb 24 2022

Crypto Rewards: Staking

Feb 24 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence staking

Earning passive rewards on your money in traditional finance is, well, not so rewarding these days. But, crypto offers participants a novel opportunity to receive rewards through a process known as staking. As participation in Proof- of-Stake networks grows and users continue to accumulate crypto rewards,… The post Crypto Rewards: Staking appeared first on...

Feb 10 2022

DAOs: A Community Built on Code

Feb 10 2022 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  kraken intelligence

The past few years have seen crypto impact just about every industry in one way or another, but one innovation in particular is using blockchain technology to fundamentally disrupt how organizations are structured, codified and governed. In Kraken Intelligence's latest deep dive, the team takes… The post DAOs: A Community Built on Code appeared first on...

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