The Block Research

Each month, The Block Research hosts an analyst call reviewing the most important topics from the month prior. You can register for future analyst calls here. This month, Lars Hoffman takes a look at the State of the Market, Arnold Toh explores the growth of shard chains and lastly, Thomas Bialek takes us on A Deep Dive into […]
Jan 13, 2022, 11:27AM UTC
Every month, The Block Research publishes its Latest Research and Analysis which is a compilation of the most relevant research articles from the month prior.  In this month’s report, we take a look at the competitive outlook for DeFi, NFTs and blockchain based gaming in 2022, we dive into the mechanics and developments behind major […]
Jan 11, 2022, 7:09AM UTC
Each month The Block Research team hosts member exclusive events covering the most important topics in the digital asset space.  In this member exclusive event, The Block Research analysts Arnold Toh and Rebecca Stevens explore the potential of Zero-knowledge proofs. Topics in this presentation include: What are Zero-knowledge proofs? Utility of Zero-knowledge Rollups ZKR news […]
Dec 16, 2021, 2:41PM UTC
Each month The Block Research hosts an analyst call reviewing the most important topics from the month prior. You can register for future analyst calls here. This month, Lars Hoffman takes a look at the State of the Market, Kevin Peng gives us the latest overview of Layer 1 Blockchains and lastly Eden Au analyses the Current State of […]
Dec 15, 2021, 5:24PM UTC
Every month, The Block Research publishes its Latest Research and Analysis, which is a compilation of the most relevant research articles from the month prior.  In this month’s report, we review the current state of DeFi, we take a look at the blockchain metaverse, we map out the various blockchain unicorns, and we analyze over […]
Dec 1, 2021, 7:28PM UTC
Each month The Block Research team hosts member exclusive events covering the most important topics in the digital asset space.  In this member exclusive event, The Block Research analyst Hiroki Kotabe takes a look at Web3 vs. Web2 technology. Topics in this presentation include:  Buzzed on Web3 A simple framework for understanding Web3 technology Centralized […]
Nov 18, 2021, 4:46PM UTC
Every month, The Block Research publishes its Latest Research and Analysis, which is a compilation of the most relevant research articles from the month prior.  In this month’s report, we review various DeFi protocols and products available today, we take a look at the latest developments in the NFT ecosystem, we study various outages and […]
Nov 15, 2021, 5:04PM UTC
Each month The Block Research hosts an analyst call reviewing the most important topics from the month prior. You can register for future analyst calls here. This month, Lars Hoffman takes a look at the State of the Market, Lucas Jevtic analyses Bitcoin ETFs and lastly, Kevin Peng gives us the latest overview of Layer 1 blockchains. You can […]
Nov 12, 2021, 4:16PM UTC
Each month The Block Research team hosts member exclusive events covering the most important topics in the digital asset space.  In this member exclusive event, The Block Research analyst Igor Igamberdiev takes a look at On-chain profit and MEV extraction. Topics in this presentation include:  On-chain opportunities based on inefficiencies On-chain opportunities based on harm […]
Oct 28, 2021, 3:24PM UTC
This month, Lars Hoffman takes a look at July by the numbers. Eden Au shares details on Ethereum's recent upgrade, EIP-1559. Lastly, Igor Igamberdiev takes a look at loyalty in the largest DeFi protocols. 
Aug 19, 2021, 1:29PM UTC

Layer-1 Platforms: A Framework for Comparison

The Block Research was commissioned by Algorand to create Layer-1 Platforms: A Framework for comparison, which provides a “look under the hood” at seven platforms: Algorand, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Cosmos, Ethereum/Ethereum 2.0, Polkadot, and Solana. We assess their technical design, related ecosystem data, and qualitative factors such as key ecosystem members to get an understanding of how they differ. Having done this analysis, we draw some insights for what the future of the broader smart contract landscape could look like for years to come. 
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Aug 11, 2021, 5:18PM UTC

The State of the Digital Assets Data and Infrastructure Landscape, 2021

The Block Research was commissioned by Lukka and S&P Dow Jones Indices to create The State of the Digital Assets Data and Infrastructure Landscape, 2021, which provides an overview of the computer hardware, application software, professional processes, and most importantly, the companies needed to turn crude blockchain and digital assets market data into actionable resources.
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Jul 28, 2021, 4:27PM UTC
Each month The Block Research hosts an analyst call reviewing the most important topics from the month prior. This month, Lars Hoffman takes a look at June by the numbers. Kevin Peng reviews his analysis of Ethereum gas fees. John Dantoni presents Q2 private funding
Jul 14, 2021, 1:40PM UTC
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