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Crypto’s Big Data Problem

October 22, 2018

Big data is the new oil, so goes the 21st century aphorism. Those who collect data have carved out a prosperous and powerful underbelly to typical industrial giants, providing the proverbial fuel to the fire of modern industry. The importance of quality data is not to be underestimated, especially in the burgeoning digital assets industry — where misinformation and asymmetries abound.

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Kaiko Market Data Supports Academic Research on Bitcoin Pricing

October 15, 2018

What gives cryptocurrencies their value? This question is perhaps the most contentious in the broader blockchain ecosystem, sparking debate far and wide. A new collaborative paper between academics at the University of Toulouse, McGill University, and VU Amsterdam explores this question. Using Kaiko market data, the researchers develop a framework relating the value of Bitcoin to the transactional costs and benefits it provides.
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Kaiko Market Data Supports Massey University Report on Bitcoin Liquidity

October 09, 2018

Numerous studies highlight the importance of liquidity in financial markets. Liquidity refers to the volume or amount of an asset traded on an exchange during a period of time. While Bitcoin has many unique features that differentiate it from other asset classes, little is known about the effects of liquidity on this particular market.
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Kaiko Market Data Supports Chainalysis' Report On Tether

September 05, 2018

Stablecoins: the latest buzzword in cryptoland. Long before the hype, Tether was already reigning as the most utilized USD pegged currency. Surrounded by doubt and controversy, Tether was (and still is) a very hot topic among traders and crypto enthusiasts alike. How is the allegedly 100% USD backed fiat-collateralized coin holding up in today's bear market?

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Kaiko Market Data supports MIT & LSE Research on Arbitrage

August 22, 2018

This paper studies the efficiency and price formation of bitcoin and other cryptocur- rency markets. First, there are large recurrent arbitrage opportunities in cryptocur- rency prices relative to fiat currencies across exchanges that often persist for several days or weeks.

 

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