• bitcoin

    Bitcoin (BTC)

    $ 4,137.01 4.26%
  • ethereum

    Ethereum (ETH)

    $ 159.08 7.88%
  • ripple

    XRP (XRP)

    $ 0.337205 5.31%
  • stellar

    Stellar (XLM)

    $ 0.095463 5.91%
  • eos

    EOS (EOS)

    $ 4.26 10.95%

Research

The Block’s list of crypto research tools and resources

Quick Take

  • In the crypto markets, research tools are far more distributed, unstructured, and difficult to discover
  • The Block has compiled a list of resources and tools we have found valuable in our research process

In traditional equities markets, analysts and researchers get access to fully-fledged tools like the Bloomberg Terminal, Factset, or SNL Financial. In the crypto markets, however, research tools are far more distributed, unstructured, and difficult to discover.

As researchers and analysts in the crypto industry, we’ve noticed that many reports or analyses on a variety of exciting topics are often published without providing the much-needed sources for them. In a field where “Do Your Own Research (DYOR),” is a continuously repeated mantra, it is surprising that many are so protective of their data sources and tools. The Block believes that for the industry to move forward we need to be transparent and analysts in the industry should have access to the very best tools to aid their analysis.

Whether you are an investor, journalist, or a crypto enthusiast you should be spending less time looking for tools and more time using them. This is why The Block has compiled a list of resources and tools we have found valuable in our research process. This list will be updated as new tools and resources for blockchain networks are developed and discovered.

Bitcoin

  • 1ML is a Lightning Network search and analysis platform
  • Bitcoin Visuals provides data visualizations for the Bitcoin blockchain, Lightning Network, and Bitcoin market
  • Bitcoin Optech Dashboard provides data (Batching, consolidation, RBF Signaling, etc) for the Bitcoin blockchain
  • Bitcoinity provides exchange and blockchain statistics for Bitcoin
  • Bitnodes provides a map of all reachable nodes on the Bitcoin network
  • Blockchain is a Bitcoin blockchain explorer that provides Bitcoin statistics, charts, data downloads, and APIs
  • Blockstream.info is a Bitcoin blockchain and Liquid Sidechain explorer
  • Coin Dance provides data on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash volume, demographic (powered by Google Analytics), and adoption
  • Estimate Fees is a Bitcoin fee calculator
  • Fork.lol provides data comparing miner rewards, blocks found, transactions, hashrate, and security for the Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash blockchains
  • Johoe’s Bitcoin Mempool Statistics provides data for the Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin mempools (Unconfirmed transactions, transaction fees, mempool size)
  • Liquid Horse provides data on the Bitcoin Liquid sidechain
  • Luke Jr’s Bitcoin Node Script provides a visualization of all full nodes on the Bitcoin network
  • Mayer Multiple is the multiple of the current Bitcoin price over the 200-day moving average
  • OP_RETURN provides data on transaction outputs and number of OP_RETURN for Bitcoin
  • outputs.today tracks daily average Bitcoin outputs
  • OXT is a Bitcoin blockchain explorer that provides Bitcoin statistics (volume, UTXO, Segwit adoption, rich list, etc.) and chart creation tools
  • p2sh.info provides statistics on Bitcoin transaction types including batching, Bech32, P2SH, and OP_Return
  • sha256.network is a Bitcoin energy consumption index
  • Statoshi.info provides real-time Bitcoin node statistics (Bandwidth usage, blocks, fee estimates, mempool, mining, peers)
  • The Bitcoin Volatility Index tracks Bitcoin and Litecoin price volatility in US dollars over different periods of time (30 day, 60 day, 120 day, 252 day)
  • WalletExplorer.com is a Bitcoin blockchain explorer that also groups and labels publicly known wallets owned by exchanges, pools, and other Bitcoin services
  • WooBull provides charts for Bitcoin investment ratios, economic properties, and network properties

Ethereum

  • 0x Tracker provides data on 0x Relayers
  • Amberdata is Ethereum blockchain explorer and analytics platform
  • Bloxy provides data and analytical tools on multiple ERC token types (ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-223, ERC-827, nonfungibles, decentralized exchanges, etc.)
  • Crystal Ball Be provides data (unique addresses, open interest, created markets, etc.) on Augur 
  • Curious Giraffe provides analytics for Ethereum projects
  • DappBoard provides analytics for decentralized applications built on Ethereum
  • DappRadar provides data (volume, DAU, etc) on decentralized applications built on Ethereum
  • DappVolume tracks decentralized applications built on Ethereum in addition to dApp statistics
  • DEXWatch is a decentralized exchange explorer 
  • ETH Gas Station provides data on Ethereum gas prices, transaction confirmation times, and miner policies
  • ETH Locked in DeFi provides a visualization of the amount of ETH locked in decentralized finance projects
  • Etherscan is an Ethereum blockchain explorer that provides Ethereum statistics, charts, data downloads, and APIs
  • Ethernodes.org is an Ethereum node explorer
  • Etherchain is an Ethereum blockchain explorer and blockchain data provider
  • EthStats.net provides data (block time, difficulty, block propagation, etc.) on the Ethereum blockchain
  • EthStats.io is an Ethereum blockchain explorer and analytics platform
  • ETHTECTIVE is a visual Ethereum blockchain and transaction explorer
  • Loanscan is an Ethereum loan explorer tracking Dharma and MakerDAO loans
  • LogFile.info retrieves data from Event Logs of the 30 most active dApps on the Ethereum Blockchain
  • MakerScan is a MakerDAO explorer
  • MKR Tools provides data on MKR, DAI, and PETH
  • NonFungible is a market discovery and data tool for non-fungible tokens (CryptoKitties, Decentraland, Etc)
  • Predictions.Global provides information on Augur markets
  • Raiden Explorer provides metrics for the Raiden Network
  • SANbase provides data on ETH treasury balances and social media sentiment
  • State of the dApps tracks decentralized applications built on Ethereum in addition to dApp statistics
  • TokenData provides ICO token sales and performance
  • Trivial provides data on DAUs, token ownership distribution, number of holders, and news of ERC-20 tokens
  • Uniswap ETH Liquidity By Token provides a visualization of the ETH liquidity of Uniswap

General

  • Berminal is a cryptoasset news aggregator
  • Blockchair provides a crypto-centric search engine, analytic tools, and visualizations
  • BitInfoCharts provides Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Ethereum — price, reward, difficulty, hashrate, market capitalization, block time, blocks count
  • Coin ATM Radar provides data on cryptocurrency ATMs
  • Coin Metrics provides data downloads and charting tools for a variety of cryptoassets
  • Coin360 provides a visualization of market cap and price growth for cryptoassets
  • CoinCap provides cryptoasset rankings
  • CoinDesk Crypto-Economics Explorer is a visual tool designed to measure internet and activity in cryptocurrencies
  • CoinDesk ICO Tracker tracks ICO growth and funding
  • Coinlib provides cryptoasset rankings and exchange statistics
  • CoinMarketCap provides cryptoasset rankings and APIs
  • CoinMarketCal provides information on upcoming events for crypto projects
  • Crypto Fear & Greed Index analyzes emotions and sentiments from different sources to create a “Fear & Greed” index for Bitcoin and other large cryptocurrencies
  • Crypto51 tracks the cost of a 51% attack for Proof-of-Work blockchains
  • CryptoCompare provides data on mining profitability, wealth distribution, mining difficulty, hashrate, and transaction value in addition to APIs
  • CryptoMiso provides GitHub statistics (commits, watchers, recent updates, etc.) on crypto projects
  • CryptoPanic is a cryptoasset news aggregator
  • Cryptowatch provides real-time cryptoasset trading data
  • DataLight is a cryptoasset analysis platform which enables users to customize and visualize market data, social media activity, blockchain data, etc. on an online dashboard
  • Flipside Crypto measures the value of cryptoassets based on underlying fundamentals and provides data to measure cryptoasset project health
  • ICOdata provides ratings, research, and data on the ICO market
  • LiveCharts provides cryptoasset news and data
  • Merkle Data provides cryptoasset exchange data 
  • Messari provides cryptoasset market data and research
  • Nomics provides cryptoassets rankings and APIs
  • OnchainFX provides cryptoasset rankings & metrics
  • Skew provides data on cryptocurrency derivatives
  • The Stablecoin Index provides information on stablecoins
  • TokenAnalyst provides blockchain alerts and insights 
  • TradeBlock provides real-time cryptoasset trading data

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