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
  • All-Time Bitcoin Price Chart provides a comprehensive all-time Bitcoin price history chart updated daily
  • Anduck bitcoin fees and transaction charts provide visuals of current fees and transactions on Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Charts provides charts for two metrics: Never Look Back Price and Power Law Corridor
  • Bitcoin Difficulty Estimator provides calculations and estimates on mining difficulty changes on Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Futures Premium data provides an overview of the bitcoin futures market with market share, premiums, open interest, volume -- for both offshore and listed exchanges, and cash-settled and deliverable
  • Bitcoin HODL Waves: realcap weighted provides a visualization of Bitcoin HODL Waves weighted by realized cap
  • Bitcoin KPIs provides charts and data on various Bitcoin data points including security, block space, and privacy
  • Bitcoin Network Graphs provides charts detailing Bitcoin’s network hash rate, difficulty, computation speed, and block versions
  • 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
  • Bitcoin Trade Volume provides bitcoin trading volume for 10 exchanges identified by Bitwise Investments that are accurately reported
  • Bitcoincharts provides financial and technical data related to the Bitcoin network
  • Bitmex XBTUSD Open Interest and Open Value provides XBT Open Interest, Open Value, and bitcoin volume on BitMEX
  • Bitnodes provides a map of all reachable nodes on the Bitcoin network
  • Bitaps is a Bitcoin block explorer with address distribution
  • 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
  • Clark Moody Bitcoin provides data on the going rate for bitcoin based on peer-to-peer trading activity and the price of bitcoin from major futures trading platforms
  • Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index provides a real-time estimate of the total electricity consumption of the Bitcoin network.
  • Chainalysis Market Intel provides Bitcoin data including exchange inflows, balances, trade intensity, and illicit fund activity 
  • Coin Dance provides data on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash volume, demographic (powered by Google Analytics), and adoption
  • Corn.lol provides market order and liquidation data for Bitcoin
  • Coinoptionstrack provides bitcoin options data including option interest, volumes, and available options
  • Datamish collects Bitcoin market data (liquidation, shorts, longs, price)  from Bitfinex
  • Digitalik provides live charts of popular on-chain analytics for Bitcoin and Litecoin including stock-to-flow model, unspent outputs, dormant coins, and power law oscillator 
  • Fork.lol provides data comparing miner rewards, blocks found, transactions, hashrate, and security for the Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash blockchains
  • HashrateIndex enables miners to calculate their mining revenue per TH and profitability
  • How Many Confs compares the security of different PoW chains to Bitcoin measuring the equivalent level of security to 6 Bitcoin confirmation
  • Johoe’s Bitcoin Mempool Statistics provides data for the Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin mempools (Unconfirmed transactions, transaction fees, mempool size)
  • KYCP is a Bitcoin privacy explorer for users to measure how private their transactions are
  • Liquid Assets provides new issuance data on the Bitcoin Liquid sidechain
  • Ln.bigsun.xyz provides Lightning Network data and charts
  • Look Into Bitcoin provides live charts and information using market cycle and on-chain analysis
  • 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
  • Mempool Observer is a realtime Bitcoin mempool visualizer
  • Mempool.Space is a realtime Bitcoin blockchain visualizer and statistics website.
  • 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
  • Rekto is a BitMEX liquidation monitor
  • Quandl (Bchain) provides historical data and stats from the Bitcoin blockchain including number of wallets, transaction volume, and transaction account
  • SatoshiBlocks provides timestamp data on possible Bitcoin blocks mined by Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Statoshi.info provides real-time Bitcoin node statistics (Bandwidth usage, blocks, fee estimates, mempool, mining, peers)
  • The Bitcoin Price Map offers a visualization of the global price of bitcoin 
  • 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)
  • Transactionfee.info provides data on bitcoin payments and transactions per day
  • txstats provides statistics on Bitcoin transaction types including batching, Bech32, P2SH, and OP_Return
  • UsefulTulips provides live charts and data for USD-denominated trading volumes on LocalBitcoins and Paxful
  • Vol Monitor provides charts and data on Bitcoin volatility using FTX’s MOVE contracts
  • WalletExplorer.com is a Bitcoin blockchain explorer that also groups and labels publicly known wallets owned by exchanges, pools, and other Bitcoin services
  • WHALEMAP provides bitcoin-related charts including unspent bitcoins, change in holdings, and large transactions  
  • WooBull provides charts for Bitcoin investment ratios, economic properties, and network properties

Ethereum

  • 0x Tracker provides data on 0x Relayers
  • Aave-WATCH provides data for the Aave protocol including flash loans
  • ABITopic provides Ethereum events topic0, function selectors and interact with contracts by address or ABI
  • Alethio provides data on the Ethereum blockchain including DeFi (MakerDao, Uniswap, Augur, Compound), volume of DEXs, miner payout, and Ethereum contract messages
  • APY.vision helps track liquidity pool positions
  • Bloxy provides data and analytical tools on multiple ERC token types (ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-223, ERC-827, nonfungibles, decentralized exchanges, etc.)
  • BTC on Ethereum aggregates information on significant sources of BTC that have been tokenized onto the Ethereum blockchain.
  • Compound Lending Rates provides historical lending rates for the Compound Protocol 
  • Curious Giraffe provides analytics for Ethereum projects
  • dai.stablecoin.science shows historical DAI price
  • Dai Stats provides data on MKR and DAI
  • DAO Metrics tracks and ranks Decentralized Autonomous Organization projects based on value locked
  • DappRadar provides data (volume, DAU, etc) on decentralized applications built on Ethereum
  • Debank provides data on DeFi interest rates and total value locked
  • Deep DAO provides DAO statistics
  • DeFi Explore provides information about vaults on MakerDAO
  • DeFi Score is an Ethereum dashboard offering DeFi protocols risk scores 
  • DeFi.ai is a data analytics tool for DeFi projects including stablecoins and staking
  • DEX Tools is a decentralized exchange dedicated charting tool
  • Defi Llama provides total-value locked stats for DeFi projects
  • DeFi Market Cap provides the market capitalization for the top 100 DeFi tokens
  • Defiscan provides a snapshot profile of an address’ Compound Finance, Uniswap, and Spankchain holdings
  • Dune Analytics provides Ethereum smart contract data
  • ETH Balance Graph graphs the historical ETH balance of an Ethereum address
  • ETH Dashboard is a dashboard of useful Ethereum-based statistics and charts including MakerDAO, Gas price, and Compound
  • ETHDecoder decodes Ethereum transactions
  • ETH Gas Station provides data on Ethereum gas prices, transaction confirmation times, and miner policies
  • EthHub is a hub for Ethereum research and resources
  • 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
  • EthView provides data on ETH balance, ERC20 balances, MakerDao CDP information, Uniswap liquidity pool contributions, and Compound Finance borrowing & lending for specific addresses
  • GAS NOW is a Gas price forecasting tool based on SparkPool’s pending transaction mempool
  • Loanscan is an explorer tracking interest rates
  • Maker Governance Dashboard provides data on MakerDAO governance
  • Makerburn provides real-time data on MKR burns in additions to MakerDAO data
  • NonFungible is a market discovery and data tool for non-fungible tokens (CryptoKitties, Decentraland, Etc)
  • Oracles.club provides data on on-chain oracles
  • Pools is a third-party application for interacting with Uniswap liquidity pools
  • Pools.Vision provides a statistical overview of various Balancer pools
  • Predictions.Global provides information on Augur markets
  • SANbase provides data on ETH treasury balances and social media sentiment
  • Spells.fyi lets users review upcoming changes to Etheruem platforms including MakerDAO, dYdX, and Compound
  • State of the dApps tracks decentralized applications built on Ethereum in addition to dApp statistics
  • TokenData provides ICO token sales and performance
  • Unistats fetches historical fees accrued by liquidity providers for any Uniswap exchange
  • Uniswap ROI helps users analyze their investments in Uniswap and find liquidity pools
  • Uniswap.info provides data on Uniswap
  • Uniswap Vision provides pricing charts on Uniswap assets
  • ZenGo Ethereum TxPool provides visuals of the Ethereum transaction pool
  • ZumZoom provides data on Bancor and Uniswap liquidity pools

General

  • Blockchair provides a crypto-centric search engine, analytic tools, and visualizations
  • Bitcoinflow is an order flow visualizer for Deribit Bitcoin and Ethereum options. With this tool, you see in real-time how entities are positioning themselves for current or future price action including the option contract's price chart, live orderbook, last trades, and stats.
  • BitInfoCharts provides Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Ethereum — price, reward, difficulty, hashrate, market capitalization, block time, blocks count
  • Bybt is a cryptocurrency futures trading & information platform, where you can find the Bitcoin liquidation data, bitcoin longs vs shorts ratio and actively compare funding rates for crypto futures. 
  • ByteTree offers real-time network data for large Proof-of-Work chains like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin
  • Coin ATM Radar provides data on cryptocurrency ATMs
  • Coinalyze provides real-time price charts on cryptocurrencies and futures platform including open interest, liquidation, and funding rate
  • Coinfarm provides trading data for exchanges including BitMEX, Binance, and Bitfinex
  • Coin Metrics provides data downloads and charting tools for a variety of cryptoassets
  • Coinpaprika provides cryptocurrency and exchange data. The platform enables users to analyze developer teams - people responsible for a given coin, historical prices, charts, as well as GitHub progress.
  • Coin360 provides a visualization of market cap and price growth for cryptoassets
  • CoinGecko provides cryptoasset rankings and exchange data
  • Coinlib provides cryptoasset rankings and exchange statistics
  • CoinMarketCap provides cryptoasset rankings and APIs
  • Crypto Fear & Greed Index analyzes emotions and sentiments from different sources to create a “Fear & Greed” index for Bitcoin and other large cryptocurrencies
  • Crypto Fees estimates transaction fees generated from various crypto projects
  • 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
  • DeFi Pulse tracks major decentralized finance protocols and projects based on the amount of value locked
  • Deribit Options Scanner is a dashboard of options on Deribit
  • Genesis Volatility provides options data for Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Glassnode Studio is a blockchain data provider focused on on-chain metrics
  • Honey Lemon aggregates available mining contracts for bitcoin, ethereum, and bitcoin cash
  • IntoTheBlock offers real-time directional predictions for cryptocurrencies. Some metrics include break-even price, exchange market depth, and in/out of money.
  • Messari provides cryptoasset market data and research
  • Nomics provides cryptoassets rankings and APIs
  • Skew provides data on cryptocurrency derivatives
  • The Stablecoin Index provides information on stablecoins
  • Token Terminal provides financial metrics for crypto protocols including market cap, yield, and liquidity
  • TradeBlock provides real-time cryptoasset trading data
  • ViewBase is a blockchain analytics platform with features including exchange wallet trackers, inflation trackers, and crypto sector indices.

© 2021 The Block Crypto, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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