Fwd: [Internet Policy] Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study


Might be of interest to some.

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From: Filip Vukovinski <filip.vukovinski@net.hr>
Date: Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 8:27 PM
Subject: [Internet Policy] Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study
To: ISOC Internet Policy List <internetpolicy@elists.isoc.org>

Cambridge Judge Business School published a global cryptocurrencies study
by Hileman and Rauchs.


\”This is the first study to systematically investigate key cryptocurrency
industry sectors by collecting empirical, non-public data. The study
gathered survey data from nearly 150 cryptocurrency companies and
individuals, and it covers 38 countries from five world regions. The study
details the key industry sectors that have emerged and the different
entities that inhabit them.\”

Some of the key findings include the following:

– The current number of unique active users of cryptocurrency wallets is
estimated to be between 2.9 million and 5.8 million.
– The lines between the different cryptocurrency industry sectors are
increasingly blurred: 31 per cent of cryptocurrency companies surveyed are
operating across two cryptocurrency industry sectors or more, giving rise
to an increasing number of universal cryptocurrency companies.
– At least 1,876 people are working full- time in the cryptocurrency
industry, and the actual total figure is likely well above two thousand
when large mining organisations and other organisations that did not
provide headcount figures are added.
– Average security headcount and costs for payment companies and
exchanges as a percentage of total headcount/operating expenses are
similar, but significantly higher for wallets.


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