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Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto

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Sep 20, 2019

Jacob Franek, cofounder and COO of Coin Metrics, discusses why daily transaction fees on Ethereum have surpassed those on Bitcoin, what daily transaction fees reflect generally about a blockchain, why this change appears to be driven by demand for Tether on Ethereum, and what types of transactions people are using Tether for on Ethereum. We also cover Bitcoin vs. its forks — Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision — and whether or not the latter two are becoming medium-of-exchange coins as they hoped to be, why they're being used more for data storage and what kind of data is being stored there. 

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Episode notes:

Coin Metrics:

Jacob Franek:

ETH daily transaction fees surpassed those of Bitcoin:,f_auto,q_auto:good/

For a few months in 2018, ETH daily transaction fees were higher than BTC's:,f_auto,q_auto:good/

Demand for Tether on Ethereum skyrocketing:,f_auto,q_auto:good/ 

Ethereum processes more than 2x transactions per day than Bitcoin:

ETH locked in DeFi rising:

Gas per transactions rising on Ethereum, indicating transactions are becoming more complex:

Non-ETH/ERC-20/ERC-721/Tether transactions are also growing:

Ethereum miners have been voting up the gas limit:

Increasing the gas limit effectively increases the block size:

Coin Metrics' comparison of Bitcoin forks:

Comparison of medium of exchange metrics for BTC, BCH and BSV:,f_auto,q_auto:good/

BSV being used for data storage:,c_limit,f_auto,q_auto:good/

Almost all BSV transactions come from weathersv app:,c_limit,f_auto,q_auto:good/

Comparison of hash rate on BTC, BCH and BSV:,c_limit,f_auto,q_auto:good/