The Year in Ethereum

1. Did adoption of Ethereum grow in 2018?

Source: Google Bigquery Ethereum public dataset

What are people using the network for?


What should we be measuring, anyways?

2. The Year of DeFi


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

Developer tools & frameworks

Truffle monthly downloads since 2015 (
Open Zeppelin weekly downloads since 2016

Security tooling


Developer collaboration across the ecosystem improved

Hackathons became a big deal

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

State & Payment Channels


5. Zero Knowledge is coming

6. The Road to ETH 2.0

What did it all mean?




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