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This survey is intended to gather data on the current state of the blockchain industry.

Questions cover numerous topics that touch on sentiment around the evolution of bitcoin, ethereum, other cryptocurrencies, ICOs, regulation, and distributed ledger technology.

Results will be analyzed and published in CoinDesk Research's Q2 2018 'State of Blockchain' report on coindesk.com and may appear in CoinDesk marketing material.

Approximately how frequently do you check cryptocurrency prices?

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* 1. Approximately how frequently do you check cryptocurrency prices?

Do you think prices at the end of Q2 are?

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* 2. Do you think prices at the end of Q2 are?

Do you think the current downturn in cryptocurrnecy prices will lead to a prolonged bear market?

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* 3. Do you think the current downturn in cryptocurrnecy prices will lead to a prolonged bear market?

What caused the price declines?

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* 4. What caused the price declines?

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
Rebound from prior over-speculation
Loss of users
Nowhere to use or spend
Taxes
Traders shorting the market
Exchange to pay capital costs of growth
How do you feel about the current overall state of bitcoin?

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* 5. How do you feel about the current overall state of bitcoin?

How would you rank the following positive aspects of Bitcoin today? (1=most positive, 5=least positive)

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* 6. How would you rank the following positive aspects of Bitcoin today? (1=most positive, 5=least positive)

Which of the following do you consider to be the most negative aspect of Bitcoin today? (1=most negative, 4=least negative)

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* 7. Which of the following do you consider to be the most negative aspect of Bitcoin today? (1=most negative, 4=least negative)

Satoshi.Place was a significant positive development for Bitcoin's Lightning Network.

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* 8. Satoshi.Place was a significant positive development for Bitcoin's Lightning Network.

Have you ever participated in an ICO?

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* 9. Have you ever participated in an ICO?

What sector of blockchain applications are you most bullish on?

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* 10. What sector of blockchain applications are you most bullish on?

What exchange do you use most often?

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* 11. What exchange do you use most often?

Did you move into a stable coin cryptocurrency when cryptocurrency prices fell or did you move into a fiat trade pair? (A stable coin is usually pegged to a real world asset like the dollar. Tether / USDT would be considered a stable coin).

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* 12. Did you move into a stable coin cryptocurrency when cryptocurrency prices fell or did you move into a fiat trade pair? (A stable coin is usually pegged to a real world asset like the dollar. Tether / USDT would be considered a stable coin).

Merchant adoption of cryptocurrencies will increase in 2018.

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* 13. Merchant adoption of cryptocurrencies will increase in 2018.

What is more important, HODLing or spending?

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* 14. What is more important, HODLing or spending?

How often do you spend your cryptocurrencies on goods and services?

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* 15. How often do you spend your cryptocurrencies on goods and services?

  Every day A few times a week About once a week A few times a month Once a month Less than once a month Almost never
Bitcoin
Ethereum
Litecoin
Bitcoin Cash
XRP
Zcash
Monero
DASH
How do you feel about the current overall state of ethereum?

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* 16. How do you feel about the current overall state of ethereum?

Which of the following do you consider to be the most positive aspect of ethereum today? (1=most positive, 4=least positive)

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* 17. Which of the following do you consider to be the most positive aspect of ethereum today? (1=most positive, 4=least positive)

Which of the following do you consider to be the most negative aspect of ethereum today? (1=most negative, 4=least negative)

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* 18. Which of the following do you consider to be the most negative aspect of ethereum today? (1=most negative, 4=least negative)

Ethereum leadership will deliver on their promises to push forward casper and Proof of Stake (PoS).

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* 19. Ethereum leadership will deliver on their promises to push forward casper and Proof of Stake (PoS).

Sharding can increase the capacity of the ethereum network but is "substantially more complex than the present-day ethereum network" (Vitalik Buterin). How do you view this?

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* 20. Sharding can increase the capacity of the ethereum network but is "substantially more complex than the present-day ethereum network" (Vitalik Buterin). How do you view this?

Do you believe that regulated institutions will tokenize existing types of securities (stocks, property, etc)?

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* 21. Do you believe that regulated institutions will tokenize existing types of securities (stocks, property, etc)?

Do you agree with the SEC's statement that ethereum is not a security?

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* 22. Do you agree with the SEC's statement that ethereum is not a security?

Do you think ETH was a security at the time of original sale?

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* 23. Do you think ETH was a security at the time of original sale?

Do you think a security token graduating to a utility token with network growth will become more common?

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* 24. Do you think a security token graduating to a utility token with network growth will become more common?

Is the SEC's application of the Howie Test onto crypto assets overreach?

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* 25. Is the SEC's application of the Howie Test onto crypto assets overreach?

Is the SEC's proclamation that ETH is not a security a positive or negative development?

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* 26. Is the SEC's proclamation that ETH is not a security a positive or negative development?

Are cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) different from tokens offered in ICOs (security or utility)?

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* 27. Are cryptocurrencies (like bitcoin) different from tokens offered in ICOs (security or utility)?

EOS launched its blockchain in June. How successful was this launch?

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* 28. EOS launched its blockchain in June. How successful was this launch?

Where do you store the majority of your holdings?

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* 29. Where do you store the majority of your holdings?

When do you think decentralized exchange volume will top more than 5% of total exchange volume?

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* 30. When do you think decentralized exchange volume will top more than 5% of total exchange volume?

Would you support a hard fork to prevent ASICs from being used in mining?

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* 31. Would you support a hard fork to prevent ASICs from being used in mining?

What is your dominant political ideology?

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* 32. What is your dominant political ideology?

Ripple's Brad Garlinghouse suggested that "Bitcoin is kind of the Napster of digital assets". What do you think of this perspective?

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* 33. Ripple's Brad Garlinghouse suggested that "Bitcoin is kind of the Napster of digital assets". What do you think of this perspective?

What’s your opinion of large, centralized, incumbent corporations investing in the development of a distributed network that’s lauded for being uncensorable?

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* 34. What’s your opinion of large, centralized, incumbent corporations investing in the development of a distributed network that’s lauded for being uncensorable?

How would you feel if these corporations had a history of engaging in censorship?

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* 35. How would you feel if these corporations had a history of engaging in censorship?

Do you think cryptocurrency conferences foster the healthy growth of the industry?

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* 36. Do you think cryptocurrency conferences foster the healthy growth of the industry?

How do you feel about the current overall state of ZCash (ZEC)?

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* 37. How do you feel about the current overall state of ZCash (ZEC)?

How do you feel about the current overall state of Dash (DASH)?

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* 38. How do you feel about the current overall state of Dash (DASH)?

Do you think cryptocurrency mining under current Proof of Work (PoW) systems causes environmental concerns?

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* 39. Do you think cryptocurrency mining under current Proof of Work (PoW) systems causes environmental concerns?

Cryptotwitter was in awe of the #21e8 phenomenon. 21e8, also known as E8, refers to a Theory of Everything, which attempts to describe all known fundamental interactions in physics. A block mined in June and the first block ever mined had almost matching hashes containing the significant "21e8". So many theories have arisen to explain this seemingly improbability. Which theory do you agree with?

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* 40. Cryptotwitter was in awe of the #21e8 phenomenon. 21e8, also known as E8, refers to a Theory of Everything, which attempts to describe all known fundamental interactions in physics. A block mined in June and the first block ever mined had almost matching hashes containing the significant "21e8". So many theories have arisen to explain this seemingly improbability. Which theory do you agree with?

What country is getting crypto-regulation right?

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* 41. What country is getting crypto-regulation right?

What country is getting crypto-regulation wrong?

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* 42. What country is getting crypto-regulation wrong?

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