On-Chain Analytics: The Treasure Trove of Data

Published on
September 28th, 2020
18 minutes

On-Chain Analytics: The Treasure Trove of Data

Expert View - Crypto ·
Featuring Paul Lewis

Published on: September 28th, 2020 • Duration: 18 minutes

Paul Lewis, co-founder of the blockchain data analytics company Catallact, explains how useful the data extracted from public blockchain ledgers can be. Lewis describes, in detail, his background, what led up to the creation of Catallact, and some of the more interesting uses of on-chain analytics. He explains a recent event in which it had been believed Satoshis coins were moving, the market reaction to this, and how they analyzed the blockchain to reveal insightful information about this potentially exciting event. Lewis touches on the value of the public blockchain architecture and how traders and investors can leverage the available information to make important decisions based on hard data. Filmed on September 10, 2020.



  • LK
    L K.
    28 September 2020 @ 19:14
    This isn't novel. Willy Woo, Coinmetrics and others have been doing this (the former for free) for years. Obviously blockchain data isn't helpful for all market participants. It would be great if RV could get the institutional and regulatory take about whether privacy technologies that obfuscate this information would be welcome and feasible from their perspectives.
    • Sp
      Scott p.
      30 September 2020 @ 02:35
      Agree, these are metrics are pretty old. Also says he's using NVT but NVT has been redundant for a while. Willy Woo leads the way, and shares most of his stuff for free. Paul sounds like he's trying to justify why his business exists. Completely fails in my view. Glassnode has pretty much every metric you can dream of, and many, including the one's Paul mentioned are free.
    • EK
      Evan K.
      19 October 2020 @ 22:02
      Came here to comment Willy Woo. Top Don
  • BN
    Brady N.
    1 October 2020 @ 03:25
    Education is going to leap frog many BTC HODL traders, we will have futures markets for when people will be mostly likely take a profit. Welcome to the era of Tax Arbitrage Markets(?). The market already knows what everyone buys and when, now tax arbitrage can be game theorized to win. If your not actively developing value for your own Personal Digital Asset, someone else helped themselves to your attention. Sew fields of yield into the markets of the future and you may just shift the course of human economic history. Money has never been the value in business, it's always been about the trust.
  • Bf
    Billy f.
    29 September 2020 @ 15:27
    Also @Realvision was this interview Sponsored by Catallact? I hate to be so direct but this matters ALOT! Thank You
  • Bf
    Billy f.
    29 September 2020 @ 15:19
    Great analytics Mr Lewis! This is my first time hearing about Catallact I'm so glad i have now especially coming from Dlab!! I definitely will be reaching out to you guys to learn more.. Thank you guys for sharing..
  • MD
    Matt D.
    29 September 2020 @ 05:00
    Very clever! Thanks Paul. New insights to me, and the potential of this is big. Perhaps some see it as a disadvantage to decentralised Block-chains. Interesting days ahead. Wondering - if any smart miners could use similar concepts to front run the BTC price - might be more profitable than mining?
  • SH
    Stephen H.
    29 September 2020 @ 04:47
    Congratulations Paul, great interview. As always super interesting content.
  • CW
    Collin W.
    28 September 2020 @ 23:49
  • DS
    David S.
    28 September 2020 @ 22:44
    Interesting interview. The crypto currency block chains hold a wealth of information for both the market makers and governments to follow the money. Good luck on your business. DLS
  • SD
    Sim D.
    28 September 2020 @ 19:52
    Awesome insights concerning on-chain data. Really shows that business decisions shouldn't be left to TA and fundamentals alone given what you can infer from on-chain data.
  • DO
    DIOGO O.
    28 September 2020 @ 18:22
  • SS
    S S.
    28 September 2020 @ 15:41
    Nansen.Ai is by far the market leader for on-chain analytics. Not only Bitcoin.
  • SS
    S S.
    28 September 2020 @ 15:40
    Interview Sponsored by Catallact. Apologies if I'm wrong but I'm right, you should have stated it.
  • TK
    Thomas K.
    28 September 2020 @ 15:20
    This is a brilliant video, would we be able to get monthly updates... this would be fantastic
  • AL
    Aaron L.
    28 September 2020 @ 09:27
    Every breath you take and every move you make, Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you — Catallact