Latest Insight Reports and White Papers
A Guide to CBDCs for Central BanksA CBDC FAQ addressing questions around payments, monetary and financial stability, CBDC functionalities, technology, infrastructure, and further innovations for Central Banks.
The Q4 2020 Ethereum DeFi ReportA review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q4 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.
The Q3 2020 Ethereum DeFi ReportA review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q3 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.
The Q2 2020 Ethereum DeFi ReportA review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q2 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.
Ethereum Proof of Work Mining ReportThis report provides insights into the performance of Proof of Work and mining on the Ethereum network since its launch in 2015. The report identifies relevant on- and off-chain events and analyzes how PoW and miners responded to and were affected by network changes.
The Complete Guide to Blockchain Business NetworksThis guide is designed for enterprises that want to understand the proven benefits of decentralized networks for business use cases and how they compare to traditional business networks.
Insights and Whitepapers on Other Industries and Trending Topics
Blockchain for Aviation Leasing: Reaching New HeightsThis industry report looks at how blockchain technology will increase security and reduce operational costs in the aviation leasing industry, specifically in three key areas: Letters of credit, digitization of aircraft records and parts tracking, and registry of aircraft ownership.
Decentralized Brand Economies: The Key to Blockchain Mass AdoptionThis white paper introduces the concept of “decentralized brand economies,” and demonstrates how blockchain technology can be leveraged to build an experiential engagement infrastructure.
Technical Blockchain Reports from ConsenSys Research
Measuring Blockchain DecentralizationPart 3 of the ConsenSys Research Interoperability Series. Originally delivered as a talk at Devcon V, this article identifies and quantifies metrics of decentralization on the Ethereum mainnet with visualizations and robust data.
The Maximally Decentralized Blockchain Settlement LayerPart 2 of the ConsenSys Research Interoperability Series (Part 1: Avoiding Blockchain Balkanization). A look at the longstanding dangers of protocol maximalism and the improbability of one blockchain arising as universally superior. This article situates the “settlement” argument—the viewpoint that the future will be comprised of a multitude of different blockchains, all of which are underpinned by a maximally-decentralized protocol.
Avoiding Blockchain BalkanizationPart 1 of the ConsenSys Research Interoperability Series. A historical look at the evolution of the Internet and the emergence of siloed and disparate protocols. This piece explores early industry warnings about the dangers of balkanization and looks at the blockchain industry’s worrisome adoption towards a similar mindset.
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