Latest Insight Reports and White Papers
The Q2 2020 Ethereum DeFi Report
A review and analysis of DeFi protocols and performance in Q2 2020 by ConsenSys Codefi.
Ethereum Proof of Work Mining Report
This 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 Networks
This 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.
Eth 2.0 Staking Ecosystem Report
A user report on the landscape of existing ether holders and their intentions, preferences, motivations, and pain points regarding staking on the Ethereum 2.0 network.
Ethereum Decentralized Finance Report
This report provides insights into the performance of the Ethereum decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem in Q1 2020, and how specific protocols and users responded to market events in the first three months of the year.
DeFi User Research Report
A recent report commissioned by ConsenSys Codefi examines user habits with regard to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (DeFi).
Central banks and the future of digital money
This paper provides an overview of the history and current state of CBDC as well as an example of how a CBDC could be designed and built on the Ethereum blockchain.
Advancing Capital Markets with Blockchain Technology
A report exploring the role of CSDs and Ethereum in Decentralized Finance
Blockchain and the Digital Asset Manager
Blockchain and Asset Management Part 2. A report exploring the impact of blockchain on the asset manager in the context of industry trends and challenges.
Transforming Asset Servicing
Blockchain and Asset Management Part 1. A report exploring the impact of blockchain on the asset servicing industry, the asset manager, the custodian bank, and fund administration.
Blockchain and Insurance
A report from ConsenSys Solutions on blockchain and the insurance industry, detailing how the technology will help enhance the industry’s existing processes and enable new practices.
Insights and Whitepapers on Other Industries and Trending Topics
Blockchain for Aviation Leasing: Reaching New Heights
This 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 Adoption
This 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 Decentralization
Part 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 Layer
Part 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 Balkanization
Part 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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