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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
This month Lars Hoffmann takes a macro look at the month of March. Mika Honkasalo reviews Uniswap v3 and shares his thoughts on some of the criticism it has received. John Dantoni examines The Block Research's latest company intelligence report on Coinbase.
Apr 19, 2021, 6:19PM UTC
Each month The Block Research hosts an analyst call reviewing the most important topics from the month prior. This month Lars Hoffmann takes a look at January by the numbers. Ryan Todd shares insights from MicroStrategy’s historic Bitcoin Summit. Mika Honkasalo discusses Cosmos IBC and arguments for application-specific chains.
Feb 17, 2021, 2:47AM UTC

A Global Look at Central Bank Digital Currencies | Full Research Report

Executive Summary The purpose of this white paper, written for practitioners and enthusiasts alike, is to present a global perspective on the state of central bank digital currency (CBDC) developments to date. As more countries begin to explore digital currency options and central banks ramp up CBDC pilot experiments, our hope is that this paper […]
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Aug 19, 2020, 9:18PM UTC
Each month The Block Research team hosts an analyst call reviewing the past month’s trends and relevant topics. This month Larry Cermak analyzed the latest trends from the month of June, including the continued growth of stable coin supply. 
Jul 9, 2020, 12:20PM UTC
Each month The Block Research team hosts an analyst call reviewing the past month's trends and relevant topics. You can view the analyst call and it's accompanied slides in their entirety.
Jun 12, 2020, 3:25PM UTC
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