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2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study


  • Michel Rauchs

    (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance)

  • Apolline Blandin

    (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance)

  • Kristina Klein

    (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance)

  • Gina Pieters

    (University of Chicago)

  • Martino Recanatini

    (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance)

  • Bryan Zhang

    (Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance)


The second edition of the Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study provides new insights into the current state of the cryptoasset industry. The study gathers survey data from more than 180 cryptoasset companies and individuals, covering 47 countries across five world regions. The empirical analysis specifically focuses on the following four key industry segments: mining, exchange, storage, and payments.

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  • Michel Rauchs & Apolline Blandin & Kristina Klein & Gina Pieters & Martino Recanatini & Bryan Zhang, 2018. "2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study," Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Reports 201812-sgcbs, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:jbs:altfin:201812-sgcbs

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