Tag: research

Sep 24 2022

Research: Is ETH inflationary or deflationary after the Merge?

Sep 24 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eth ethereum research the merge

One of the most heated debates surrounding Ethereum's transition to a Proof- of-Stake network focused on the issuance of ETH. The leading narrative behind the Merge was that it was supposed to make ETH a deflationary currency. Since the...

Sep 23 2022

Research: Debunking the FUD surrounding Bitcoin transaction fees

Bitcoin FUD comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from unbridled energy consumption to rampant crime. Since 2017, the World Economic Forum has been warning that Bitcoin will eventually consume more power than the entire world. Governments around...

Sep 22 2022

Research: Decade old whales selling Bitcoin hoard again; last time was during LUNA collapse

Sep 22 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  research

Long-term whales that have been holding their Bitcoins (BTC) for more than seven to ten years are selling them again for the first time since the Terra (LUNA) collapse in May, as Spent Volume Age Bands (SVAB) indicate. Spent Volume Age Bands (SVAB) is a separation of the...

Sep 21 2022

Blockchain implementation in education: Pros and Cons

There is no doubt that the education system is far from where it needs to be, but it is important to keep in mind that the implementation of blockchain in education can result in the advancement of the sector. There are many areas in the education sector that would be improved by utilizing blockchain technology. […] The post Blockchain...

Research: Ethereum’s move to PoS is trading off decentralization for scalability

With the Merge finally completed, Ethereum is now running as a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network. However, its transition from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) system has been highly...

Sep 20 2022

CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Wintermute hacked of $160M, SEC claim jurisdiction over Ethereum transactions

Sep 20 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks legal regulation research wrapped

The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Sept 20 includes Wintermute losing $160 million to DeFi operation hack, Ethereum developer confirming that Shanghai upgrade will not unlock staked ETH, Experts arguing that SEC cannot claim jurisdiction over Ethereum transactions, MicroStrategy buys an additional 301 Bitcoin for $6 million. CryptoSlate Top Stories...

Research: State of Ethereum derivatives market post-Merge

Sep 20 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  research

Previous research conducted by CryptoSlate suggested the Ethereum Merge would be a buy-the-rumor, sell-the-news event. With that coming to pass, as ETH sunk 20% over the last seven days, what does a current analysis of the derivatives market reveal? Ethereum Futures Perpetual Funding Rate...

Sep 19 2022

Research: Bitcoin traders willing to go long but sentiment remains firmly bearish

Sep 19 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  research

Since bottoming at $17,700 on June 18, Bitcoin has been trading within a relatively tight band, with $25,100 marking the upper limit of this channel. Although the past week or so saw BTC print six consecutive daily green closes, higher-than-expected CPI inflation data, released on September 13, ended the upward momentum. On that day,...

Sep 18 2022

Research: Bitcoin HODL waves show that this cycle is completely the same as all others

Sep 18 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bitcoin btc hodl waves research

A look at a graph of Bitcoin's (BTC) price performance in the past few months will show a see-saw chart, but with significantly more downs than up. While the current market cycle might seem different from previous ones, the HODL waves metric shows that it is not much different from previous cycles. The HODL waves metric is a chart that groups...

Sep 16 2022

Research: Bitcoin falls below all key moving averages for the fifth time ever

A moving average (MA) is a stock indicator commonly used in technical analysis. As its name suggests, the indicator smooths out price data by creating a constantly updated average price over a specific time period. In technical analysis, moving averages help identify trend directions by analyzing previous price actions. Moving averages are extensively used when analyzing the price of...

Sep 15 2022

Research: ETH hit peak dominance against BTC going into the Merge

Sep 15 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  research

Ethereum's dominance over Bitcoin has been increasing since July 2021, and the Merge occurred at peak dominance over the flagship crypto. The chart below compares Bitcoin and Ethereum's market caps against one another to determine which is dominant, starting from 2016. The black areas indicate the BTC/ETH dominance. When it exceeds the...

Sep 14 2022

Research: Bitcoin may be regaining dominance over altcoins

Sep 14 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  altcoin signal bitcoin research

Breaking from the decade-long tradition of Bitcoin dominance, Ethereum has been outperforming the market in the past few months. While some saw this as the market pricing in the upcoming Merge, others argued that it showed the natural and expected decoupling of the market....

Sep 13 2022

Research: Ethereum price volatility expected post-Merge as open interest options soar with bearish divergence

Sep 13 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  research

The eagerly anticipated Ethereum Merge is expected to occur on Sept. 15. This will consolidate the existing Proof-of-Work (PoW) execution layer to the concurrently running Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Beacon chain. Proponents expect this to bring scaling and environmental benefits. Although the run-up to the Merge has seen a significant jump in price, growing 90% since bottoming on June 18, buying activity appeared to have...

Sep 12 2022

CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Bitcoin maximalist Poilievre becomes leader of Canada’s Conservative Party; USDT integrated with NEAR Protocol

Sep 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges featured investments legal macro

The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Sept. 12 includes Bitcoin maximalist Pierre Poilievre being elected as the new leader of the Canadian Conservative Party; Tether USDT's integration with the NEAR Protocol; and seven privacy tokens that got delisted from Huobi. CryptoSlate Top Stories Bitcoin maxis bullish...

Research: Ethereum gas usage by stablecoins, DeFi, NFTs, and ERC -20 contracts

Sep 12 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi merge nfts research technology

Gas fees refer to the cost of conducting a transaction or executing a contract. For example, this could take the form of exchanging into a stablecoin or minting an NFT. Since the summer of 2020, Ethereum gas fees took off primarily due to the explosion of DeFi use on the chain. Although network activity has tailed off significantly since May 2021, the...

Sep 11 2022

Research: As the merge approaches, on-chain data suggests ETH used as store of value

Sep 11 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption analysis bear market research

According to on-chain data, as the merge approaches, the dominant behavior across the Ethereum network is to HODL. Coins held by Ethereum investors are maturing to showcase a higher number of HODLers unwilling to sell. Within the Ethereum ecosystem, just under 60% of investors have held for more than one year, compared with Bitcoin, which has 80% of HODLers holding for the same...

Sep 10 2022

Here’s why miner capitulation is actually good news for Bitcoin

Bitcoin's highly volatile price has devastated the majority of the crypto market and is now dragging miners down with it. While often considered the foundation of the Bitcoin network and its most resilient players, miners are suffering from rapidly decreasing profit margins. Bitcoin mining difficulty currently stands at just 1% below its all-time high and is squeezing a large...

Sep 09 2022

Research: Bitcoin Risk Signal suggests further downside in coming weeks

Sep 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  featured price watch research trading

Bitcoin has rallied back to retest the $21,000 resistance but the Bitcoin Risk Signal, provided by Glassnode and Swissblock technologies, hit a yearly high on Sept. 5 and is still at 87 out of 100 following today's pump. The Bitcoin risk signal gauges the amount of risk of a significant drawdown in Bitcoin price. The score varies between 0 and 100. Between 0...

Sep 06 2022

CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Shiba Inu burns almost 50% of initial supply; Binance ends support for USDC

The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Sept. 5 includes Binance ceasing support for USDC, Michale Saylor calling Bitcoin Lightning Network the most important technology and FatManTerra tricking his followers with a fake investment scheme. CryptoSlate Top Stories...

Sep 02 2022

CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily: Binance’s CZ refutes allegations of company’s ties to China, LUNA Classic pumps 2,400%

The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Sept. 2 includes CZ saying that Binance is not incorporated in China, Cardano's Vasil upgrade scheduled for Sept. 22 and U.S. regulators proposing amendments for large hedge fund reporting. CryptoSlate Top Stories CZ denies claims that Binance is in ‘the pocket of...

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