Research

LUNA-Bound: Exploring the Terra Ecosystem

In a year that’s full of exciting crypto projects making waves, Terra has been one of the standouts. Since launching in late 2020, Terra has added several new projects and their respective tokens, including Mirror (MIR) and Anchor (ANC). While each is compelling on its own, these projects truly shine when viewed as part of a broader ecosystem. 

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Flipside USDC Recipe

What are the on-chain metrics that matter most for the success of stablecoins? In this report we focus on USDC specifically, and look at its DeFi activity and health in comparison to three other leading stablecoins (USDT, DAI and PAX) for the last 10 months.

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Alchemix — Pulling Back the Curtain

We take a look at Alchemix — a red-hot DeFi protocol that launched just over a month ago — and explore how it enables users to earn advances on the future yield of their crypto. As well, we document the basic steps to staking on Alchemix and examine the pros and cons of doing so.

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A Major Step for Decentralized Governance

Today Tally launched its governance app – which lets anyone easily create and vote on proposals put forth by various DeFi projects. 

The app brings much needed transparency to on-chain governance, not only within specific proposals so users can see which stakeholders are voting and how, but also more broadly within DeFi, by regrouping key projects on a single platform.

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Right on the DOT – Polkadot and On-Chain Intelligence

We shine a spotlight on Polkadot — one of 2021’s most exciting crypto projects thus far — and the unique value proposition it presents to cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Along the way, we dive into the details of on-chain intelligence and how the FCAS uses it to rate projects.

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HashMasks Become the Most Traded NFTs on OpenSea in a Single Week

OpenSea is the largest secondary marketplace for trading crypto collectibles and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Users can sell and purchase collectibles like CryptoKitties or Crypto Punks, and even create their own marketplace to showcase new NFT collections — and as of Jan. 28, there’s a new superstar on the market.

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What is the Best Time to Transact on Ethereum?

Transaction fees on the Ethereum network have been increasing rapidly since late July 2020, when “the Summer DeFi Boom” visibly started. We broke down daily Ethereum fees by the hour, to highlight the best times to transact per region. We also take a look at the types of accounts that are causing these fee surges.

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Top 5 Metrics to Grow Your Blockchain

Your blockchain startup is a business like any other — if you’re looking to create value, you’ll need metrics that generate actionable insights, guide your decisions, and ultimately drive growth. Here’s where to start.

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Is Impermanent Loss Overblown?

Some claim it’s never been a more dangerous time to be a Uniswap or Balancer LP due to large price fluctuations. But do trading fees compensate for this loss? Here’s what the data shows.

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