The Year in Ethereum

1. Did adoption of Ethereum grow in 2018?

Source: Google Bigquery Ethereum public dataset
Source: https://etherscan.io/chart/tx

What are people using the network for?

Source: mkr.tools

What should we be measuring, anyways?

2. The Year of DeFi

Source: https://mikemcdonald.github.io/eth-defi/
https://stablecoinindex.com
https://stablecoinindex.com

3. The year of BUIDL — better tools, better frameworks, more hacking

Developer tools & frameworks

Truffle monthly downloads since 2015 (https://www.truffleframework.com/dashboard)
Open Zeppelin weekly downloads since 2016

Security tooling

Infrastructure

Developer collaboration across the ecosystem improved

Hackathons became a big deal

4. Layer 2: research, development, and live on mainnet

State & Payment Channels

Plasma

5. Zero Knowledge is coming

6. The Road to ETH 2.0

What did it all mean?

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