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The Block’s list of crypto research tools and resources

by Steven Zheng

February 6, 2019, 3:00PM EDT  ·  9 min read

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

by Steven Zheng

February 6, 2019, 3:00PM EDT  ·  9 min read

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.


  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • is a Bitcoin blockchain and Liquid Sidechain explorer
  • Casa Lightning Explorer is a Lightning Network 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.
  • Coin Dance provides data on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash volume, demographic (powered by Google Analytics), and adoption
  • Datamish collects Bitcoin market data (liquidation, shorts, longs, price)  from Bitfinex
  • Estimate Fees is a Bitcoin fee calculator
  • provides data comparing miner rewards, blocks found, transactions, hashrate, and security for the Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash blockchains
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • provides statistics on Bitcoin transaction types including batching, Bech32, P2SH, and OP_Return
  • 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
  • is a Bitcoin energy consumption index
  • 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)
  • provides data on bitcoin payments and transactions per day
  • 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


  • 0x Tracker provides data on 0x Relayers
  • Alethio provides data on the Ethereum blockchain including DeFi (MakerDao, Uniswap, Augur, Compound), volume of DEXs, miner payout, and Ethereum contract messages
  • 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
  • Dai Embassy provides statistics and management tools for CDPs on MakerDAO
  • Dai in DeFi tracks DAIs locked in DeFi contracts
  • Dai Price Dashboard provides price and supply data for Dai
  • shows DAI order execution volume on exchanges and relayers
  • Dai Stats provides data on MKR and DAI
  • 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
  • Defiscan provides a snapshot profile of an address’ Compound Finance, Uniswap, and Spankchain holdings
  • Descipher provides data on MakerDao (draw values, CDP transfers, bite value, wipe values) and Dai (supply, interest rate, loan volume, price)
  • DEXWatch is a decentralized exchange explorer 
  • Dharmalytics is a dharma explorer
  • Dharma Statistics provides data on borrow and lend volume on Dharma
  • Dune Analytics provides Ethereum smart contract data
  • ETH Balance Graph graphs the historical ETH balance of an Ethereum address
  • ETH Gas Station provides data on Ethereum gas prices, transaction confirmation times, and miner policies
  • EthHub is a hub for Ethereum research and resources
  • 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
  • is an Ethereum node explorer
  • Etherchain is an Ethereum blockchain explorer and blockchain data provider
  • provides data (block time, difficulty, block propagation, etc.) on the Ethereum blockchain
  • 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
  • Loanscan is an Ethereum loan explorer tracking DeFi loans
  • 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
  • Nodestats provides stats on Ethereum full nodes and archive nodes
  • 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
  • provides data for the Uniswap protocol including token prices, volume, liqudity, and trading activity


  • tracks and surfaces decentralized applications
  • 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
  • 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
  • CoinCap provides cryptoasset rankings
  • CoinCodeCap provides cryptoasset rankings based on code contribution
  • 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
  • DeFi Pulse tracks major decentralized finance protocols and projects based on the amount of value locked
  • Flipside Crypto measures the value of cryptoassets based on underlying fundamentals and provides data to measure cryptoasset project health
  • Glassnode Studio is a blockchain data provider focused on on-chain metrics
  • ICOdata provides ratings, research, and data on the ICO market
  • LiveCharts provides cryptoasset news and data
  • Messari provides cryptoasset market data and research
  • Nomics provides cryptoassets rankings and APIs
  • OnchainFX provides cryptoasset rankings & metrics
  • OpenMarketCap provides price, coin market capitalization, chart and other real time data about cryptocurrency markets using “trusted” exchange data.
  • 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
  • ViewBase is a blockchain analytics platform with features including exchange wallet trackers, inflation trackers, and crypto sector indices.

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