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The dominant political ideology of crypto is liberal at 31%, but conservatives 18%, libertarians 19%, and ancaps 7% make a total of 44% that can be described as the right wing
Fringe groups: Communists, Alt-Right, and Nihilist are all at about 2%
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The dominant plurality of 43% suggested that the original Satoshi White Paper should never be changed.
Only 8% feel that it's necessary to change it "now" compared to 49% who said maybe or later in the future.

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In the short term, more folks think that there will be additional #cryptocurrencies launched.
But in the long term, opinion becomes hyper-partisan with "a lot less" taking the dominant plurality at 39%. #StateOfBlockchains #cryptocurrency #crypto #blockchaintechnology #blockchain #blockchainnews

Q3 ICOs raised $2.2 bn (-70% QoQ) through 189 deals (-1.5% QoQ).
Q3 VC raised $974 mn (+17% QoQ) through 248 deals (+40% QoQ). #StateOfBlockchains #cryptocurrency #crypto #blockchaintechnology #blockchain #blockchainnews

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The #cryptocurrency bear market is disappointing but some fundamentals show optimism. The selling pressure might be pushing prices down (and a few up) but holistic understanding is necessary to truly identify the growth and decline of the market. Here's a highlight:

Active vs total subscribers to each subreddit allow us to see social engagement levels. The underperformers were BTC (44-52), XRP (10-11) and ETH (19-22), while the overperformers were BCH (21-12) and EOS (6-3). #crypto #blockchaintechnology #blockchain #blockchainnews

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer aggregates data points across the industry to measure the size and opportunity of crypto markets. In addition to price and market cap, CoinDesk’s explorer provides users with a comprehensive way to view the crypto-economic forces that shape an asset’s market maturity, growth, and potential.
Network interest is important in determining the activity occurring within a blockchain’s internal ecosystem.
After holding the number two ranking in network activity, ETH, seems to have slumped down to number three. Its score fell from 47.87 percentage points to 22.4 percentage points.
This was largely due to ETH’s on-chain transaction volume falling from nearly $2 bn to approximately $300 mn. For perspective, BCH has about $600 mn more volume.
ETH still has one of highest transaction counts (548 K), ranking number three behind EOS (6.4 mn) and TRX (1.7 mn). EOS has now taken ETH’s slot as number two in network activity with a score of 30.79.

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Network interest is important in determining the activity occurring within a blockchain’s internal ecosystem.
Top 5 by On-Chain Transaction Volume
- BTC $3.77 bn
- ETH $1.78 bn
- BCH $190.12 mn
- XRP $130 mn
- ADA $62.99

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CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer aggregates data points across the industry to measure the size and opportunity of crypto markets. In addition to price and market cap, CoinDesk’s explorer provides users with a comprehensive way to view the crypto-economic forces that shape an asset’s market maturity, growth, and potential.
We compared the top two smart contract coins: ETH and EOS for each Friday of this month. We primarily observed the network scores which encompass the activity occurring on the internal blockchain networks.
EOS has recently shot up past ETH in network activity due to its blockchain maturing and that it has the unique feature of zero fee transactions. We saw EOS slump back below ETH before shooting back up into a score of about 34 percentage points. Today, EOS sits at 26.31 compared to ETH’s 22.38.

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CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer aggregates data points across the industry to measure the size and opportunity of crypto markets. In addition to price and market cap, CoinDesk’s explorer provides users with a comprehensive way to view the crypto-economic forces that shape an asset’s market maturity, growth, and potential.
We compared the top two privacy coins: XMR and ZEC from Thursday, November 22 to today, November 29.
Exchange
- ZEC went from on par with XMR to rising about 2 percentage points by the end.
Social
- XMR started about 8 percentage points above ZEC, but shrank a bit down to 10.67 percentage points compared to ZEC’s 3.27.
Developer
- ZEC maintained a 3 percentage point lead ahead of ZEC throughout the week but then hit a tie at 20.5 today.
Network
- ZEC started with activity of 6.77 percentage points but retracted down to 2.41. XMR’s network activity is not fully represented because its privacy features hide its on-chain transaction volume.
Price
- Prices moved marginally. ZEC saw an increase of .01 percentage point compared to XMR’s .02 percentage point drop over the week.

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#CoinDesk Research tracks many different metrics in the crypto economy. Exchange interest is important in determining the trading activity for each individual crypto's buyers and sellers in the market.
We observed fiat-crypto exchange volume for each cryptocurrency, for Tuesday, November 27. This is the volume of exchange trading occurring from all fiat to target cryptocurrency.
The top 5 cryptocurrencies by fiat-crypto exchange volume are:
- BTC $747 mn
- BTG $320 mn
- XMR $289 mn
- ETH $263 mn
- DASH $228 mn
This volume was extracted from CoinDesk’s basket of 16 exchanges determined to be representatives proxies of the total market.

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