Standard Kepler

Research

Research - we pride ourselves on providing the market with insights that are:

Actionable

Everything is information, and information is everything. The latest unemployment figures, a client's name card, or the pitch deck of a project - this is all information. We like to think of insights as the instructions for information; the intuition to know which information to act on, and which form of action to pursue.

Deep

We are privileged to work with clients from a diverse range of sectors and backgrounds, all facing their own unique challenges and opportunities. Each new project offers us a chance to explore the cogs of a market and how they all spin at different paces and in different directions, yet all interconnected.

Honest

Honesty is a core principle in all our work, and insights are only useful as long as they provide an unbiased perspective. Just as we look for technical utility in all projects we engage with, we always seek to generate real utility ourselves through our market shaping research on crypto markets.

Our research distribution partners include:

Standard Kepler Research Distribution with Thomson Reuters
Standard Kepler Research Distribution with BTC.com
Standard Kepler Research Distribution with Jinse (金色财经)
Standard Kepler Research Distribution with Binance

Report: Central Bank Digital Currencies

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES We have previously identified Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) as one of the more promising potential applications of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). As is made evident in...

CBDC Part 8: Wholesale Payment Systems

3/4 – 3/10 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $135bn (a 4.0% increase), and 7 day trading volume increased 27.2% for top 100 crypto THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Wholesale Payment Systems...

CBDC Part 7: Retail Payment Systems

2/25 – 3/3 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $130bn (a 1.6% increase), and 7 day trading volume decreased 14.4% for top 100 crypto THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) driven Retail Payment...

CBDC Part 6: What is Money?

2/18 – 2/24 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $128bn (a 3.4% increase), and 7 day trading volume rose 29.5% for top 100 crypto THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK The term crypto-currencies implies similarities with established...

CBDC Part 5: Comparing Corda, Fabric, and Quorum

2/11 – 2/17 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $123.4bn (a 0.3% increase), and 7 day trading volume rose 24% for top 100 crypto THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Several Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) proof-of-concept and...

CBDC Part 3: An Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric

1/28 – 2/3 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $114bn (a 4.5% decrease), and 7 day trading volume rose 7% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 7 Feb: ADA to release roadmap update THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK Hyperledger Fabric is...

2018 Yearly Review Report

2018 YEARLY REVIEW REPORT The rollercoaster. 2018 saw plenty of interesting trends and projects rise and fall. It was the year of EOS, launching after a record breaking US$ 4bn ICO, only to be plagued by vote buying and...

CBDC Part 2: An Introduction to R3’s Corda

1/21– 1/27 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $119bn (a 0.2% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 4.8% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 28 Jan: Stellar lightning fork for XLM 31 Jan: Mainnet launch for ZIL...

51% Attack on ETC Should Trigger Death of PoW Chains

1/7– 1/13 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $122bn (a 6.9% decrease), and 7 day trading volume surged 6.4% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 16 Jan: ETH Constantinople hard fork 16 Jan: Cboe XBT expiration date for BTC...

Five Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

12/31– 1/6 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $131bn (a 1.6% increase), and 7 day trading volume slumped 7.1% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 7 Jan: Trade talks b/w China and U.S. in Beijing 11-12 Jan: ETCV and ETN...

EOS: An Introductory Report

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Centralized Decentralization. The following technology report examines the past, current, and expected future state of the platform protocol EOS. The introduction of Ethereum in...

Blockchain – A Game for Institutional Giants

12/17 – 12/23 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $134bn (a 29.4% increase), and 7-day trading volume surged 92.6% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 28 Dec: Last trade date of CME Bitcoin Futures 29 Dec: Dapps platform...

Winter or Doomsday for the Crypto Market?

12/10 – 12/16 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $103bn (a 6.6% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 27.1% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 18 Dec: XMR to list on DEEX Exchange 19 Dec: Cboe XBT expiration date...

Reading List

Updated 12 December 2018. It is often said that “Knowledge is Power”, so we asked Tobias Mathiasen who heads up Standard Kepler Research to compile a list of what he considers to be some of the most...

Tax Pressure Could Spell End to Crypto Anonymity

12/03 – 12/09 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $111bn (a 18.3% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 7.4% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 12 Dec: IOTA at London Hard Fork Decentralized 15 Dec: XMR at XMR...

The Role of Digital Asset Custodians

Custodian is one of the most important market infrastructure in traditional finance. As the traditional giants stepping into the asset class, we see the growing influence of digital asset custodians. In this article we...

Regulated BTC Futures Important Gateways to Adoption

11/26 – 12/02 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $135bn (a 11.8% increase), and 7 day trading volume slumped 4.2% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 5 Dec: XRP at FinTech Connect in London 6 Dec: ADA to release roadmap...

BCH Fork Squeezes BTC Mining Margins

11/19 – 11/25 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $121bn (a 34.6% decrease), and 7 day trading volume surged 6% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 30 Nov: Last trade date of CME Bitcoin Futures 1 Dec: XLM to launch...

Mining War Raises Concerns Over BCH Centralization

11/12 – 11/18 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $178bn (a 16.5% decrease), and 7 day trading volume surged 21.3% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 19 Nov: NEO to list on BiteBTC Exchange 21 Nov: QTUM at BICC 2018 in...

SEC Makes First Move Against Crypto Exchanges

11/05 – 11/11 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $213bn (a 2.8% increase), and 7 day trading volume surged 17.2% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 12 Nov: IOTA at SZ Economic Summit in Berlin 14 Nov: Cboe XBT expiration...

Monero Leads the Way Towards ASIC Resistance

10/22 – 10/28 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $209bn (a 0.8% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 13.9% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 29 Oct: IOTA at IoT Atlanta blockchain summit 29 Oct: ADA supports...

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Scalability Not Key Driver of BTC’s Value

10/08 – 10/14 WEEKLY RECAP Total market cap. reached $203bn (a 6.6% decrease), and 7 day trading volume slumped 4.2% for top 100 crypto WEEK AHEAD 17 Oct: The Cboe XBT expiration date for BTC 21 Oct: XRP and XLM...