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Coindesk Radio Show and State of Blockchain Report

CoinDesk released its quarterly State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis.

Among the sentiment survey, 1,200+ cryptocurrency investors and experts were polled on their political affiliations resulting in a new statistic that shows that Bitcoin holders are predominantly conservative. (Slide 107)

Whilst decentralized currency has been widely considered a Libertarian idea, this poll suggests that Bitcoin holders could be leaning more right than previously thought.

If you are interested in booking Nolan Bauerle, author of the report and Director of Research at CoinDesk for the show to discuss the findings, please let me know and I can coordinate the details.

CoinDesk’s Q2 ‘State of Blockchain’ Report Shows Project Funding Holds Strong as Markets Remain Flat
Bitcoin on-chain transactions have fallen 28 percent following the Lightning Network’s beta launch in late Q1

New York, NY — July 26, 2018 CoinDesk, the world’s leading digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, today released its Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis since its inception in 2014. The quarterly report covers market interest in public blockchains with a snapshot of the ten largest cryptocurrencies compared to Bitcoin at the end of each quarter.

The Q2 2018 Report highlights several major trends which has a major impact on the industry during the quarter:

Markets remained flat, as Bitcoin’s activity on exchanges dipped over the quarter, with total exchange volume down 11%;
Lighting network grew significantly- at the start of Q2, USD network capacity was $70,275.71, and increased 171% by the end of Q2 to $190,705.99;
Bitcoin’s hashrate growth slowed- going from 47% growth in Q1 to 26% growth in Q2;
Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) funding increased. Data from the SEC’s EDGAR database revealed that 37 companies filed regulatory documents pertaining to SAFTs, combining to raise $304mn over the three month period;
EOS closed its record-breaking ICO of $4.2bn, which was raised over 350 unique events occuring every 23 hours;
ICOs outperformed traditional VC funding and SAFT growth in Q2, with more than $7.3bn raised across 92 ICOs. The haul raised the cumulative total of ICO funding to $19bn;
Q2 witnessed continued cryptocurrency hacks and scams, bringing the all-time total to $1.6bn lost as of 6/30/18.

CoinDesk Director of Research Nolan Bauerle said: “We are proud to release our latest installment of the State of Blockchain Report. The data captures the second straight quarter of listless top-line indicators, with significance declines in exchange and transaction volumes. However, the ‘Buidl’ motto has driven an incredible amount of development in the industry over the past quarter despite stagnant prices, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping going into Q3 2018.”

CoinDesk’s Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report also includes a user sentiment survey, with more than 1,200 cryptocurrency investors and experts participating in the polling. Notable findings from the survey include:

Binance leading as the most used exchange at 37%, followed by Coinbase at 23%, Kraken 8%, Bitfinex 5%, Poloniex 4%, Gemini 3%, HitBTC 1%, and all others combing for the remaining 19%.
27% of respondents view Malta as the country which is “getting crypto-regulation regulation right”
63% of participants believe regulated institutions will tokenize securities (stocks, real estate etc.) within the next five years.

The entire 111-page Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report is now available to the public, and can be found here.

CoinDesk also announces Radio Show!

Today, CoinDesk announced the debut of its first-ever daily audio show, “Late Confirmation” hosted by cryptocurrency’s top reporters and columnists.

The show will bring an editorial lens to the changing world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with an expert guest interview each episode. The podcast is an original CoinDesk Production and will commence July 25th airing on weekday evenings for 15-20 minutes.

Here is the iTunes link:

CoinDesk Launches “Late Confirmation,” A Daily News Podcast
Leading crypto media company to launch new daily news digest in podcast form with rotating hosts

New York, NY — July 25, 2018 — CoinDesk, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community, today announced “Late Confirmation,” a new daily audio show hosted by a rotating list of cryptocurrency’s top reporters and columnists from the news pit of CoinDesk. Commencing July 25th, the show will debut on weekday evenings and consist of a 15-20 minute audio briefing of the day’s top crypto headlines.

Late Confirmation will bring an editorial lens to the constantly changing world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology through two to four segments per episode and an expert guest interview. Late Confirmation will be a fusion between the quick news bites of NPR’s Up First and the insightful discussions of the New York Times’,  The Daily, or Vox’s daily podcast, Today, Explained.

“With Late Confirmation, we are bringing CoinDesk’s reporting into a new format, and providing our readers a new way to interact with the news,” said Pete Rizzo, CoinDesk Editor-in-Chief.

Podcasting is a new front for CoinDesk, which has spent much of 2018 scaling up capabilities in video and multimedia to provide current and timely information on the rapidly growing world of blockchain technology.

Listeners will be able to tune in to Late Confirmation on or can subscribe now on Apple’s free Podcasts app. The show will air weekdays at 7:00 pm ET.

The podcast will be an original CoinDesk Production. Their partner for distributing Late Confirmation is The Podglomerate, a podcast network that develops, promotes, and monetizes emerging podcasts.

“A daily podcast is the perfect tool to explore the crypto space in a low contact, non intrusive way,” said Jeff Umbro, The Podglomerate CEO. “We’re excited to be working with CoinDesk on this initiative.”

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is the official launch sponsor for Late Confirmation.


CoinDesk Editor-In-Chief Pete Rizzo is available for interview.

About CoinDesk:
CoinDesk is the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto asset and blockchain technology community. Its mandate is to inform, educate and connect the global community as the authoritative daily news provider dedicated to chronicling the space. CoinDesk hosts its annual Consensus summit, the largest blockchain technology gathering in the world, and now, Consensus: Invest, an event designed to showcase the new asset class to wealth managers across the globe. CoinDesk also publishes The State of Blockchain, the ultimate, must-read analysis on the growth in this emerging new technology, every quarter.

Coindesk publishes The State of Blockchain, the ultimate, must-read analysis on the growth of blockchain technology.

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