Tagged: Research Report

DeFi Report from ConsenSys: 2.91M Unique Ethereum Addresses Using Decentralized Finance Protocols in Q2 2021, a 65% Growth from Q1

The team at Brooklyn, New York based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published its latest report on the Current State of DeFi. The report from ConsenSys provides a detailed analysis of Ethereum’s decentralized finance ecosystem and its ongoing growth during Q2 2021…. Read More

LendingClub Financial Health Officer Anuk Nayar Reports that No US Region Is Immune to Falling into Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), the parent firm of LendingClub Bank, the leading digital marketplace bank in the US, has shared key findings from its second Reality Check: Paycheck-To-Paycheck research series. The first report revealed that most US residents (54%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck; this second August… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

Neobanks are Making Inroads in the United Arab Emirates with Fintech Adoption Rising in MENA: Report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ranked first among the Arab nations in FinxAr. As covered, the Arab Monetary Fund introduced the Index of Modern Financial Technologies in the Arab countries (called the FinxAr). The index aims to provide insights on the ongoing developments in the… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Releases Report on Benefits of Centralized Finance Platforms Amid DeFi Boom

The team at digital assets firm Kraken has revealed that cryptocurrency savings accounts are quickly becoming an “attractive option over traditional savings accounts.” As interest rates continue to decline – sometimes going negative at European banks and other jurisdictions – consumers are increasingly looking for… Read More

Continuous Monitoring Gives Crypto Compliance Teams “Peace of Mind” According to Chainalsysis Report

Compliant crypto firms realize or know what it takes to keep their platforms safe: They have to carry out KYC checks on clients, monitor transactions for counterparty risk, and submit suspicious activity reports or SARs when they see suspicious activity, Chainalysis notes in a blog… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Survey Reveals Growing Number of Institutions Plan to Gain Exposure to Crypto-Assets

Seven in 10 institutional investors are now expecting to purchase or invest in digital assets in the future, and over 90% of those interested in these financial instruments expect to have an allocation in their institution’s or clients’ portfolios “within the next five years.” This,… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Economics Improve in BTC Terms, but Weaken in USD Terms, Hashrate Might have Bottomed: Report

The team at BitOoda, a global digital asset financial technology & services platform providing next-gen risk management solutions, best-execution brokerage & expert market analysis, has released their Weekly Hash Report, dated July, 19 2021. As noted in the report from BitOoda, hashrate or the amount of… Read More

Visa Reports Strong Cashless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia along with Rise in Online Shopping Post COVID

Visa (NYSE:V) notes in a comprehensive report that the past year and a half has been quite challenging for many individuals and businesses, with the global COVID-19 pandemic “vastly changing the way we live, work and shop.” Visa has released a detailed report in which… Read More

Digital Identity Verification Can be Improved by Adopting Consumer-Centric, Layered Approach: Trulioo Report

A new industry report, published by Trulioo, the global identity verification firm, and One World Identity, looks at the “nuances” of digital identity verification. As noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “In particular, it explores how adopting a consumer-centric and layered approach to… Read More

Ethereum Gas Prices Decrease Significantly, Active ETH Addresses Now Also Less than Active BTC Addresses: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics note that Ethereum (ETH) gas prices have dropped down to their lowest levels since March, of last year. Although a few months back, average gas price consistently reached 150-200 GWEI, the average gas price has now… Read More

Ethereum Whales Hit New All-Time High While Bitcoin Whales Sink to 13-Month Low: Report

The cryptocurrency markets had been “brimming” with excitement to start the year. However, as we get ready to enter the “dog days” of summer 2021, Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and other virtual currencies are “flatlining,” the Kraken team notes in an update while pointing out… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Council Says BTC Mining Now Mostly Using Sustainable Energy, but Claims are Questionable: Report

As the Bitcoin hashrate (the amount of computing power securing the world’s largest cryptocurrency network) experiences its worst drop ever, the newly established Bitcoin Mining Council has revealed that global Bitcoin mining is now mainly being powered by “sustainable energy.” The report from the Mining… Read More

Real Assets Fundraising has been Lagging, but Digital Infrastructure Emerges as Red-Hot Sub Strategy: Report

Real asset fundraising figures have “lagged recently,” with fundraising during the past 4 quarters reaching its lowest levels since “late 2012,” according to a new report from Pitchbook. As noted in the report from Pitchbook, infrastructure has managed to continue attracting considerable funding, meanwhile, the… Read More

Average Bitcoin Network Block Times Drop Back Below 20 Minutes, but Still Abnormally High: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics research team notes in their latest State of the Network report that the cryptocurrency markets plummeted again this last week after more news surfaced about stricter Chinese regulation, including the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) instructing the nation’s financial… Read More

Empty Mempools Coincide with Major Drop in Bitcoin Hashrate as Miners Migrate from China Following Stricter Regulations: Report

Cryptocurrency mining specialist Zack Voell notes that this month, Bitcoin mempools have been “emptying more frequently than usual” during the last 6 months. According to Voell, this short-term trend of empty mempools follows BTC’s price drop down to around $30,000 through the end of May… Read More

Remittance Payments to El Salvador can be Improved by Using Bitcoin or Other Crypto Rails Instead of Regular Money Transfers: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics have shared their latest State of the Network Report. Published on June 15, 2021, the report from Coin Metrics notes that on June 9, 2021, the El Salvador Congress introduced a bill that officially made Bitcoin… Read More

Analysts at Robo.cash Expect a Small Number of New Lending Platforms to Enter Peer to Peer Market: Report

Analysts of the European investment platform Robo.cash say that they’ve predicted that in the next year or two “a small number” of new lending platforms should enter the peer to peer (P2P) market. According to a blog post published by the Robo.cash team, most of… Read More

True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report Reveals that Costs Reached $213.9 Billion in 2021

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and analytics firm, has published its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The results shared in the new report have been prepared after conducting an extensive survey of 1,015 financial crime compliance decision-makers at established financial… Read More

Fintech Ecosystem in Egypt being Supported by Strong MENA Region VC Investments, but Well Behind Global Standards: Report

Egypt’s venture capital investment ecosystem has become one of the most fast-evolving markets in the MENA region. It’s been expanding at a 100% CAGR during the last 5 years, according to the 2020 Egypt Venture Investment Report released by Magnitt in collaboration with Egypt’s IT… Read More

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