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Original research, analysis and reports across the frontier of cryptoeconomics, blockchain technology, and digital assets.
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September 12, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

September 5, 2019

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August 23, 2019

Report

August 2, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

May 23, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

May 9, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

April 25, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

March 1, 2019

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February 26, 2019

Cryptoasset Report

December 20, 2018

Cryptoasset Report

December 18, 2018

Quarterly Report

August 20, 2018

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June 6, 2018

Analysis

April 4, 2018

Token-based fundraising

March 6, 2018

Analysis

March 2, 2018

Token-based fundraising

February 12, 2018

Token-based fundraising

February 4, 2018

Token Sales

December 29, 2017

Introduction

August 2, 2016

Introduction

July 13, 2016

Education

July 4, 2016

Introduction

June 21, 2016

Introduction

June 14, 2016

Introduction

June 7, 2016

Introduction

March 24, 2016

Introduction

March 17, 2016

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January 3, 2019

Smith + Crown CEO Shares Crypto Market Trends on OSTLive Video Podcast

Brian Lio and the Simple Token team discuss 2018's bear market.

Our very own CEO, Brian Lio, joined the Simple Token team for Episode 51 of their OST Live Video Podcast to discuss trends in crypto markets. In it, Brian reflects on the drivers behind the bear market of 2018, and what clues the current environment can give us as to where the market is headed next.

Here's what the interview covers:

  • What to expect from crypto market cycles
    The market naturally reconfigures itself roughly every 6 months. As a neutral research organization, Smith + Crown is able to ingest a huge amount of information and identify key reconfiguration patterns.

  • How funding has evolved for blockchain based projects
    While token sales or "ICO's" have dramatically slowed, there's still significant fundraising activity in blockchain taking the form of traditional deal structures and funding vehicles such as equity.

  • The role of regulation in fundraising and market activity
    Regulation is perhaps the fastest moving area to track in the crypto space, and affects where projects are willing to do business and raise money.

  • The role of the Chamber of Digital Commerce's Token Alliance
    Smith + Crown is Chief Research Advisor to the Token Alliance, and works with with top industry leaders to report on best practices and suggested guidelines to support blockchain regulators and thought leaders worldwide. See the latest report here.

  • The state of the industry and where it might be headed
    The crypto space is maturing, and Brian highlights the industries, actors and types of solutions that are seeing the most activity.

  • Tools for research and intelligence on the horizon
    Redundant research and incomplete information still abounds in the crypto space. Because no single person or organization has a complete database of activity, there's a huge need for better tools that help participants sift signal from noise. Smith + Crown is developing one such tool, with an announcement planned soon.

Disclosure: Smith + Crown was previously a compensated advisor to Simple Token