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Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Users

The malicious Google Chrome web extension was tied to a fake token airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi.

A Google Chrome browser extension tricking users into participating in a fake airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi claimed over 200 victims, a security researcher reported in a blog post on March 14.

The extension for Chrome web browser, with the name NoCoin, gained 230 downloads before Google deleted it, according to Harry Denley, who runs cryptocurrency scam database EtherscamDB.

Denley noted that hackers had purposely disguised the malicious extension to look like a tool protecting users from cryptocurrency malware or so-called cryptojacking.

“From the start, it looked like it did what it should — it was detected [sic] various CryptoJacking scripts […] and there was a nice UI to let me know it was doing its job,” he explained in the blog post.

Behind the facade, however, it became apparent the extension requests the input of private keys from popular wallet interfaces MyEtherWallet (MEW) and Blockchain.com. Private keys are then sent to hackers, who can empty wallets of holdings.

The extension lay at the end of a fake giveaway campaign, ostensibly from crypto exchange Huobi, which offered worthless ERC20 Ethereum network-based tokens to unwitting consumers.

It is unknown how long the extension remained available for Google Chrome users.

As Cointelegraph continues to report, bad actors targeting cryptocurrency users have sought increasingly nefarious methods of tricking novices into handing over access to funds. Just this week, a report identified cryptojacking as a sign of increasingly discreet behavior among hackers.

Google itself has come under fire for its own apparent lack of diligence in the past, in February pulling a fake version of popular decentralized app MetaMask from its Play store.

As Cointelegraph reported last month, users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MEW were also facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter.

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Launch a Crypto Exchange in 30 Days: German Firm Offers White-Label Products for Startups

A German company says it combines the powers of IT and marketing to offer white-label products to blockchain companies – including exchanges.

A company says it is combining the power of IT and marketing to deliver high-security, functional and profitable pieces of software that not only work flawlessly, but also sell.

CPI says its software is scalable and geared toward the finance and blockchain industries. The firm offers white-label products that allow businesses to achieve their financial goals by converting casual visitors into paying customers. Among its suite of products is a crypto exchange that is available on the web and through mobile apps.

The platform delivers high-frequency trading for virtual currencies and fiat, along with assets such as real estate that have been tokenized on the blockchain.

According to CPI, it can help fledgling crypto businesses get their own exchange up and running in less than 30 days — complete with promotions across a plethora of channels to help generate traffic and revenue.

The German company describes this platform as its masterpiece because it supports a range of major crypto and fiat currencies. It can handle up to 10,000 orders per second (per market) and also comes complete with social trading — which means an exchange’s users can follow successful traders and emulate their strategies.

CPI has also become a payment service provider, enabling merchants to easily complete transactions in fiat and cryptocurrencies, both online and offline. This software can be easily integrated into any company’s existing infrastructure and is offered as a white-label product, meaning it can be adapted to incorporate their branding.

Additionally, the firm helps startups secure the financing they need to get off the ground. It offers an intuitive dashboard for initial coin offerings and security token offerings, enabling them to collect the money pledged to them by contributors. According to CPI, this service helped new businesses collect more than $250 million in 2018 alone.

Marvin Steinberg, founder of CPI Technologies, said:

“Since its inception, CPI Technologies has delivered successful projects, one after another. The company has more than 43 completed projects that have processed more than 32,000 BTC, helped increase visitors by 420 percent and sales by 182 percent.”

German-made

CPI says that all of its products are “100 percent made in Germany” and undergo exhaustive testing to ensure that they are easy for users to interact with.

The company takes pride in helping finance and blockchain businesses to cut costs when developing new products — without compromising on quality. According to CPI, all of its software works quickly and can withstand high levels of traffic, meaning that it runs as effectively for 10 users as it would for 10 million. And, for companies eyeing international expansion, CPI also claims that it can produce the marketing materials and translations needed to break into non-English-speaking markets.

Learn more about CPI here

The company performs deep analysis on all its software to ensure that conversion rates are as high as possible, delivering the best possible results to clients.

In addition, from a security and a compliance perspective, “double bookkeeping” is used in order to eliminate the disarranged financial records that can be seen on other platforms. CPI also stresses that it never has access to its customers’ funds and keeps them secure by ensuring that private keys are never stored on a server.

Unlocking growth

According to CPI, it isn’t enough in the competitive marketplace for businesses to have excellent software that does everything that customers expect. It’s also important to reach out to the public and show them why they should part with their hard-earned cash.

As a result, the company also offers marketing across a multitude of verticals. In addition to producing videos that enable prospective customers to learn more about a brand, CPI can also help devise social media strategies that help attract visitors and boost the companies’ profile. CPI also provides services for organic methods of outreach, including search engine optimization and paid traffic campaigns via Google or Facebook.

The company’s CEO is Maximilian Schmidt, a programmer with eight years’ experience who initially got involved with the blockchain industry in 2014. He is joined by Marvin Steinberg, a serial entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing, who teaches the CPI marketing team.

In his work with CPI, Marvin has made it his mission to maintain growth and development, which has allowed the projects he works with to reach their funding targets and sign-up figures of over 2,000,000 users for white-label exchange platforms, the team highlights. The same mission is carried forward to the other projects Marvin is working on, including Steinberg Invest and Steinberg Marketing.

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Next Google or Next MySpace? Exchange Takes Risk Out of Investing in New Cryptocurrencies

A crypto exchange is giving the public a chance to invest in the top-25 digital assets in terms of market capitalization — all through one service token.

An exchange has launched a new service designed to take the guesswork out of investing in cryptocurrencies.

Lykke says that it is often difficult for crypto users to know where digital assets they’ve acquired will be in the future. They could be the next Google, something that’s going to rise astronomically in the years to come. But on the other hand, they could turn out to be the next MySpace — popular until something else comes along.

The exchange has created a service token called LyCI, which enables users to access the top-25 cryptocurrencies based on their market capitalization. Lykke says it is “rebalanced minute by minute, which means as cryptos gain and fall out of favor, you get a piece of this action as it is happening.”

According to the company, this allows people who are interested in getting involved in cryptocurrencies to receive a helping hand in diversifying their portfolio, without the need to have a forensic knowledge about where the market is heading next. Lykke’s website explains: “As soon as an asset starts to devalue, LyCI starts reducing your position in it, and increases your position in the appreciating assets.”

Top-25 with one click

Lykke says that its LyCI service token amounts to the “next generation of crypto,” giving investors a chance to back the industry’s most successful projects without having to take a view on “the next Bitcoin” themselves.

It describes LyCI as a “simple, accessible and tradable” ERC-20 token and says that its service is accompanied by a low fee of 1.45 percent per year — a fee that is deducted upon settlement.

Lykke is available here

In a blog post written toward the end of January 2019, Lykke offered a snapshot of how its index fund was weighted — stressing that this was likely to change over time. While 59 percent was held in Bitcoin, 12 percent was held in Ripple and 11 percent in Ethereum. Other assets included in the index, albeit in much smaller quantities, include Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Monero, Dash, Neo and even Dogecoin.

Explaining its rationale for launching the service token, Lykke says that it wants to help those who have only backed traditional investment products to find out more about what crypto assets have to offer. In a Medium blog post, the team added: “The LyCI service token (pronounced ‘Lucy’) enables professionals and newcomers alike to participate in the crypto revolution, while diversifying the risk that is often associated with blockchain technology.”

Tracking strong assets

Lykke argues that LyCI offers an attractive alternative for investors who have been growing concerned about the shifts seen in the traditional economy — delivering a simplified path for those who have found the cryptocurrency world too complicated to contemplate in the past.

The exchange’s CEO, Richard Olsen, added: “With the collapse of cryptos in 2018, investors are sitting on losses. They own BTC, ETH, EOS or AltCoins and have to decide if they should just stick with their holdings or switch to another crypto with a better outlook. Buying another crypto is risky, because their timing may be wrong.”

Olsen says the service token means that investors no longer need to ”hodl” — crypto speak for holding on to digital assets in the hope things improve over time.

Lykke sells itself as a crypto exchange of “Swiss quality” and says its priority is offering secure storage and peace of mind for those who are buying their first Bitcoin. In a quest for simplicity, purchases can be made using credit cards and bank transfers, and users get the chance to monitor how their crypto assets are progressing through a wallet “packed with simple yet powerful features.” The company says it offers zero trading fees, and also allows users to trade their crypto for fiat.

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Coinomi Wallet Addresses Vulnerability Concerns

Coinomi Wallet denied recent claims that its software sends wallet recovery seed phrases to Google’s remote spellchecker servers in unencrypted text.

Coinomi Wallet denied recent claims that its software sends wallet recovery seed phrases to Google’s remote spell checker servers in plain (unencrypted) text. The company refuted the claims in an official statement published on Feb. 27.

In the statement, Coinomi claims that, unlike what was reported, the seed phrase transmission was encrypted via SSL (HTTPS), with Google being the only recipient capable of decrypting the message.

Coinomi notes that the phrase was only transmitted if the user chose to restore his wallet and only on the desktop version. Finally, Coinomi states that the spell-check requests sent to Google were not cached or stored, since they were flagged as bad requests by the servers and were not processed further.

The cause of the problem was reportedly a bad configuration in a plug-in software contained in the desktop version of Coinomi wallets.

The company claims that on Feb. 22 Warith Al Maawali created a support request on their board regarding a vulnerability contained in their wallet which, according to Maawali, has led to a wallet being hacked, as he claims on the dedicated website AvoidCoinomi.

Coinomi purportedly flagged the request as high priority and investigated into the matter. The company COO Angelos Leoussis said on the firm’s official Telegram group that the user kept “threatening, swearing, and blackmailing us for insane amounts.”

While a video posted on AvoidCoinomi aims to demonstrate the alleged vulnerability, it appears to show that the option to decrypt HTTPS is selected in the software.

Leoussis shared an alleged copy of the conversation with Maawali with Cointelegraph, where the user suggests that the wallet contains a backdoor and declares:

“You have few hours to return my assets back or I will go public with all the the [sic] evidence against you.”

According to information shared with Cointelegraph, on Feb. 23 Maawali requested the company to refund the allegedly stolen crypto assets or their equivalent in dollars, stating that otherwise he has “no choice other than reporting this in social media.” Still, he did not share the details of his findings, saying that he will wait until the company shows its willingness to refund the allegedly stolen funds.

Per Leoussis , Coinomi responded that the company did not consider this to be a responsible disclosure and asked for details concerning the alleged vulnerability. Maawali seemingly responded to the request by stating that he will not disclose details without assurance of a refund.

On Feb. 26 Coinomi purportedly declared that the company will report the stolen assets to Chainalysis, which will blacklist the funds so no exchange will accept them.

In December 2018, researchers were reportedly able to demonstrate that they were able to hack the Trezor One, Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue hardware wallets. At the 35C3 Refreshing Memories conference researchers used several different strategies to attempt to compromise the wallets. The Ledger team also claimed that the alleged vulnerabilities discovered in its hardware wallets were not critical.

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Bitcoin’s Price Will Go Below $3,000, Anthony Pompliano Tells Mainstream Media

The Morgan Creek Digital Assets founder says that short term, Bitcoin has “lower to go” than its current levels of around $3,800.

Bitcoin (BTC) still has “lower to go” despite its bull run to above $4,000 last week, Morgan Creek Digital Assets founder Anthony Pompliano told CNBC on Dec. 26.

Speaking in an interview, Pompliano, who is also a frequent markets commentator on social media, became the latest figure to claim Bitcoin markets will only bottom out when the price drifts below $,3000.

“Short term, I actually think we have lower to go,” he told the network.

In November, Pompliano had predicted a plunge to $3,000 for BTC/USD, which subsequently occurred earlier this month.

Since then, prices across the crypto markets have taken off, with Bitcoin hitting its monthly high of almost $4,300 before correcting downwards to circle $3,782 at press time. Some altcoins gained much more, with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ethereum (ETH) more than doubling their respective USD values in days.

Asked whether Bitcoin’s price was “correlated” with traditional or FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) stocks, Pompliano denied both assertions.

Like cryptocurrencies, FAANG stocks have tumbled in 2018, with traditional stocks following over the Christmas period.

“I definitely agree there are some psychological components at play as the stock market pulls down,” Pompliano continued, noting Bitcoin’s correlation with the S&P 500 was “zero” and “near zero” with the dollar index.

Last week, veteran trader Tone Vays warned that a close below the 50-month moving average would take Bitcoin down to at least $1,300, the high point of its bull run in 2013.

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Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It Is’

Google users are keen to understand what Bitcoin actually is — more than anything else, data reveals.

Google data shows ‘What is Bitcoin?’ was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for 2018, showing Bitcoin (BTC) has topped public consciousness online this year.

Capping various achievements in search rankings over the past twelve months, Bitcoin’s latest price volatility saw interest in understanding it peak again following a period of price stability.

‘What is Bitcoin’ currently tops this year’s ‘What is…?’ search list, while the annual listings also include one other cryptocurrency-related entry.

While Bitcoin has topped the list of ‘What is…,’ the major currency lost its rank on ‘How to…’ queries to the second top cryptocurrency, Ripple (XRP). During 2018, users were googling more on how to purchase XRP, with ‘How to buy Ripple’ making it to fourth place in Google’s ‘How to…’ list, while Bitcoin is currently ranked eighth.

The increased popularity of Ripple is likely to be concerted with a recent publicity push — particularly informally on social media.

As Cointelegraph previously reported, despite overall Google searches for ‘Bitcoin’ coming down 75 percent as of June, the term was still more popular than household names such as Beyonce.

In mid-November, as the contentious hard fork of top crypto Bitcoin Cash (BCH) sparked volatility across markets, worldwide search interest in ‘Bitcoin’ hit six-month highs, gently trailing off in subsequent weeks.

At present South Africa, the Netherlands and Ghana represent the top three sources of ‘Bitcoin’ searches.

Curiously, ‘Ripple’ searches meanwhile have remained practically flat since May.

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How Crypto Incentives Work, Explained

Crypto platforms are taking innovative approaches when it comes to incentivization, but what does it mean for miners and the people who use these services?

Where do loyalty programs fit in?

This marketing tool has been suffering issues for years.

In the non-crypto world, consumers are overwhelmed by the number of schemes offered by retailers and are disappointed by the rewards. Blockchain projects are hoping to inject some innovation into this sector by offering schemes which are meaningful to shoppers.

The startup behind Elipay — Eligma — says its approach involves a universal loyalty scheme. Instead of carrying around a wallet full of cash and credit cards, consumers will be able to shop and receive rewards from a plethora of merchants in one place. The tokens that customers earn can then be used for further shopping or for receiving the benefit of discounts on goods and services. This also has the potential to deliver a boost to merchants who have been struggling to compete with online giants such as Amazon, as they can offer compelling deals to drive repeat customers.

 

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Can tokenizing services help boost investment in crypto companies?

Potentially, as one of the biggest ways to incentivize crypto users is to create utility.

One of the biggest challenges for many crypto startups out there is that they hold crowd sales for utility tokens, but it is not clear whether or not they will be able to satisfy the public’s demand that the tokens be used in exchange for goods and services.

To incentivize the public to embrace cryptocurrency, there need to be clear benefits in using this new form of payment in the first place — offering something that they would not be able to find somewhere else.

Shopping is something we all do every day, and old habits die hard. When it comes to incentivization, it is necessary for crypto startups to think outside of the box in order to encourage the public to try something new. Systems for mobile payments with crypto at offline and online stores such as Elipay are addressing this challenge by offering shoppers cashback in the form of crypto tokens whenever they make a purchase. This solution was to create a network of retailers at which people can spend their assets without converting them back to old-fashioned currencies.

Does proof-of-stake (PoS) offer any advantages over PoW?

One could argue that PoS provides a double incentive.

Here, the onus changes to “staking,” where miners have a better chance of being chosen to add a block to the chain — and hence get rewarded — depending on how many coins they possess. As well as being motivated to invest in a platform and support a currency to increase their profitability, there are the rewards to think about on the horizon.

Although it has addressed some of the issues inherent in the PoW protocol — namely the extraordinary costs involved with mining, which can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars a day — it does deliver its own disadvantages. For example, PoS does run the risk of monopolization, where a few validators rich in coins end up receiving the lion’s share of the rewards.

All of this said, PoS does inoculate a platform against a so-called “51 percent attack” — as such an attack would likely devalue the digital currency which the validators themselves own. In a PoW scenario, miners can reap rewards even if they don’t own the asset involved. Again, it just goes to show that incentives in the crypto world can present themselves in many ways.

How is proof-of-work (PoW) an incentive?

Miners are rewarded, but the costs are high.  

Proof-of-work — known as PoW — sees miners compete to become the first person to solve mathematical puzzles using their computation power. Miners who beat their rivals to the punch are then rewarded in the form of cryptocurrency, and major networks — including Bitcoin and Ethereum — use this consensus algorithm.

Fans believe that PoW delivers an array of benefits. First off, it insulates a platform against denial-of-service attacks. Additionally, it puts miners on more of a level playing field, and decision making on a network does not hinge upon their wallets. Instead, they should be willing to splash out on hi-tech machines that can be very expensive to run.

How are blockchain marketing tools incentivizing users?

They promote a sense of community and inclusion within a platform.

Cutting out the middlemen has tumbled fees, and many startups are using this to their advantage. In addition to cheaper services compared with their mainstream rivals, they are luring in users through revenue-sharing schemes that give everyone a slice of the profits. This encourages loyalty to a platform and drives participation. Miners and validators — the people who make transactions run smoothly on the blockchain — are also getting rewarded through the contributions they make to a network, and crypto enthusiasts with expertise are being incentivized to uncover security flaws through bounties or to embrace new coins through airdrops.

Blockchain platforms are also helping brands connect with consumers directly, eliminating the middlemen who act as a conduit and distort the message. From an advertising perspective, the power is now also in the hands of the shopper. The public is being given opportunities to be paid in tokens when they are exposed to advertising, and they can decide which data about them is used for this purpose. It ultimately helps brands target their products more efficiently, giving them greater value for money.

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MEGA Chrome Extension Compromised to Steal Users’ Monero

The MEGA Chrome extension version 3.39.4 has been compromised and can now steal user’s Monero in addition to other sensitive information, according to recent posts on Twitter and Reddit. MEGA Chrome extension is a tool that claims to improve browser performance by reducing page loading times, in addition to providing a secure cloud storage service.

The official Twitter account of Monero (XMR) posted a warning, advising XMR holders to steer clear of MEGA.

Another user tweeted that, in addition to Monero, the extension could also steal sensitive user data. 

Redditor u/gattacus posted on Monero’s official Reddit page that they became suspicious of foul play following a request for new permission following an extension update:

“There was an update to the extension and Chrome asked for new permission (read data on all websites). That made me suspicious and I checked the extension code locally (which is mostly javascript anyways). MEGA also has the source code of the extension on github […] There was no commit recently. To me it looks either their Google Webstore account was hacked or someone inside MEGA did this. Pure speculation though.”

At press time, the MEGA Chrome extension was unavailable for download on the Chrome Webstore. Clicking the link for the extension resulted in a 404 error.

XMR, which — despite some claims to the contrary — is lauded as a private and “untraceable” cryptocurrency, has been the target of illicit and illegal activities in the crypto space.

In several instances, cryptojackers have used the computer power of web visitors to secretly mine XMR. In June, a McAfee report found 2.9 million samples of coin miner malware, which works by using Coinhive code — a program designed to mine XMR on a web browser.

In September last year, Cointelegraph reported that a group of Russian hackers installed crypto mining malware on 9,000 computers over the course of two years. The hackers were hijacking machines to mine XMR and Zcash (ZEC), among other cryptocurrencies. Total earnings were estimated to be $209,000 for Monero alone.

XMR is the tenth biggest cryptocurrency, with market capitalization of over $2 billion at press time. The cryptocurrency is currently trading over $138, having gained 0.47 percent over the last 24 hours according to CoinMarketCap.

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Google Adds Ethereum Blockchain Dataset to Its Big Data Analytics Platform

The Google Cloud team has officially made the Ethereum (ETH) dataset available in BigQuery, the company’s big data warehouse for analytics, according to a post published on Google’s official blog August 29.

The Ethereum blockchain data is posted in the dataset and updated on a daily basis. As the team explains, the tool was created to help make business decisions, prioritize improvements to the Ethereum architecture itself (for example, to prepare updates), and balance sheet adjustments, e.g. how quickly a wallet can be rebalanced.

As Google explains, the Ethereum blockchain contains APIs for random functions such as checking transaction status, looking up wallet-transaction associations, and checking wallet balances. Still, the API endpoints cannot be easily reached. For that reason, BigQuery’s OLAP features help aggregate such types of data and and visualize it.

Ethereum transfers and transactions costs in 2018

Screenshot of Ethereum transfers and transactions costs in 2018. Source: BigQuery

Furthermore, the software based on Google Cloud synchronizes the Ethereum blockchain to computers running Parity — a UK-based provider of infrastructure software for interacting with the Ethereum network, which performs a daily extraction of data from the Ethereum blockchain ledger and stores date-partitioned data to BigQuery for exploration.

Google also shows some examples of the uses of the new tool. One of them relates to CryptoKitties — a game based on the Ethereum blockchain that is the most popular ERC-721 smart contract by transaction count. BigQuery collects data on accounts that own at least 10 CryptoKitties (a color on the graphics indicates owner) and their mascots’ reproductive fitness (size).

CryptoKitties infographic of owners and CryptoKitties’ reproductive fitness

Screenshot of CryptoKitties infographic of owners and CryptoKitties’ reproductive fitness. Source: BigQuery

Google has already expanded into blockchain-based tools and services this year. In February, the company created a similar tool for the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain to visualize transactions, detect anomalies, and extract necessary data from the blockchain ledger.

As Cointelegraph wrote in July, Google also partnered with two blockchain-focused firms, Digital Asset and BlockApps, to offer new distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions on Google’s Cloud Platform.

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Google Releases Tools For Ethereum Blockchain Analysis

Internet giant Google has expanded its big data analytics with the inclusion of tools to explore the Ethereum blockchain.

Just a few months after releasing Bitcoin support for its BigQuery database tool, Google has announced a new plugin for analyzing the Ethereum platform. In a blog post last week the tech giant stated;

“Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies have captured the imagination of technologists, financiers, and economists. Digital currencies are only one application of the underlying blockchain technology. Earlier this year, we made the Bitcoin dataset publicly available for analysis in Google BigQuery. Today we’re making the Ethereum dataset available.”

The post elaborates to explain the primary differences between the Ethereum blockchain and Bitcoin’s. These include a token based smart contract principle, precise and direct Ether value transfer resembling accounting ledger debits and credits, and the virtual machine that can execute arbitrary code. It added that Ethereum blockchain data was now available for viewing with BitQuery, Google’s web service that enables interactive analysis of massively large datasets working in conjunction with Google Storage.

Chrome users are now capable of accessing and reading all of the data stored on Ethereum’s blockchain. Google elaborated on the development stating;

“A visualization like this (and the underpinning database query) is useful for making business decisions, such as prioritizing improvements to the Ethereum architecture itself (is the system running close to capacity and due for an upgrade?) to balance sheet adjustments (how quickly can a wallet be rebalanced?).”

A software system has been built on Google Cloud that ‘synchronizes the Ethereum blockchain to computers running Parity in Google Cloud, performs a daily extraction of data from the Ethereum blockchain ledger, including the results of smart contract transactions, such as token transfers, and de-normalizes and stores date-partitioned data to BigQuery for easy and cost-effective exploration.’

Google then demonstrated a few examples of how this data could be put to use. The first of which was a list of the most popular smart contracts by transaction count. The most popular ERC721 (collectible) smart contract by transaction count is the main contract for Cryptokitties unsurprisingly. This data can then be probed deeper to find out more information on the evolution of these digital moggies in the form of some fancy charts.

Another example was a look at the top ten most popular ERC20 contracts and some statistics from number five, OmiseGO, with evidence of airdrops showing a high number of OMG receivers but no increase in senders.

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