Pump and Dump schemes (P&Ds) are pervasive in cryptocurrency markets, with little regulation or frameworks implemented for halting their spread. A P&D is a form of trade-based price manipulation in which coordination between a group of “insiders” temporarily inflates a targeted asset’s price. Once “pumped,” insiders will quickly “dump” the asset, reaping hugely inflated returns at the expense of “outsiders.” Read More
Last Friday, Bitcoin Cash split into two competing chains. At the time of writing, the Bitcoin ABC chain is the ‘longer’ chain; however, for now it looks like the two chains will continue to live side by side. Things change quickly though; one side could admit defeat and switch to the other and mining attacks are not off the table. Read More
The Kaiko team is thrilled to announce our partnership with Chainlink, a leader in decentralized oracle networks and secure smart contracts. The partnership will integrate Kaiko’s cryptocurrency market data with Chainlink’s decentralized network of blockchain oracles, providing a consistent and secure market data source for smart contracts. Read More
The past two weeks have been bursting with activity — our dev team just returned from devcon iv in Prague, where they spent a whirlwind week meeting with innovative projects in the space. Additionally, we have new data partnerships to announce! And of course, we are working tirelessly on our new market data products and delivery channels. Read More
Sanostro, a platform for market timing intelligence sourced from leading systematic managers, and Kaiko, a leading cryptocurrency market data provider, are pleased to announce a partnership to deliver enhanced connectivity and financial tools for institutional investors. Read More
Institutional involvement in the crypto world may seem paradoxical if not wholly counter to the ideological underpinnings of the decentralization movement. However, their involvement was a near inevitability, bound to happen due to fundamental economic, political, and social realities of the industry. Read More
The Kaiko team is thrilled to announce the release of our professional Market Data API. Since the beginning of the year, we have been working hard to perfect this service for institutional use. All participants in the digital assets industry need the best information available in order to succeed and our API promises to provide Read More
transparent, consistent, and quality market data.
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.
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. Read More
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. Read More