Crypto Staking: A High Velocity Micro Trend Report

Updated: Oct 27

Analysis as of 2022-09-20 auto-generated using "Code+AI"


Consumer View

We first analyze the consumer view to determine the momentum and awareness amongst people in social media. These days consumers look for everything on the internet and this data trail is a great source of insights. We analyze the chatter on social media, analyze search trends of the consumers & find specific pattern of internet lookups. This analysis serves as a lead indicator for the topic to understand the conversations and feedback better.


Consumer Interest Analysis

We analyze 5 years of search data from 2017-09-24 to 2022-09-11. The analysis was done for global region.


  • It has trended with a Positive cagr of 88.93%

  • Singapore, Netherlands, Australia, Puerto Rico, Estonia are the main regions that have shown interest

  • It has shown 6 peaks as seen in image below


  • With a peak appearing every 1.40 months


  • Queries like apy, apy crypto, staking in crypto, staking crypto calculator are top related searches in last 12 months

  • Their changes over the last 12 months can be seen in image below


Use Case Analysis

  • Consumers look for crypto staking usage in multiple areas which can be seen below

  • The image shows a word tree that visualizes the lookups as performed by consumers


  • beginners, dummies are the top areas that consumers lookup crypto staking for.

  • Note: Consumers may not type entire keywords and hence you would see some repetitions


  • Consumers look for crypto staking usage in multiple areas along with certain aspects which can be seen below

  • The image shows a word tree that visualizes the lookups as performed by consumers. n & n year old suggest queries like product for 5 year old and so on


  • highest, highest apy, ledger, leverage are the top areas that consumers lookup crypto staking with.

  • Note: Consumers may not type entire keywords and hence you would see some repetitions


Market View

Having a sense of what consumers are looking for next we shift to the players and consumer engagement with them. We obtain market insights and have a quick competitor analysis. Apps have become integral to customer experience and most companies interact with their customers through apps to enhance customer experience. So, when understanding consumer engagement with a product, analysing the app landscape is an important aspect to gauge the communication effectiveness between a brand and its customers. It also gives indications of features required and issues to be fixed.


Analysis of apps

  • 30 apps are analyzed across 2 categories.

  • Top 20 categories are shown below.

  • Finance, Productivity are the top 5 categories seeing app development.

  • The top trends in App categories are seen below. This gives an indication of where crypto staking is seeing market traction.

  • Finance, Productivity are the top 5 categories


  • Top 20 categories basis installs are shown below including new niche areas.

  • Finance, Productivity are the top 5 categories seeing app installations.


  • Consumers leave feedback on the app regarding their experience, usage & issues. We identify the different aspects and consumer sentiment around it.

  • Top 25 aspects and their sentiment are shown below.

  • Note: Every aspect would have both positive & negative sentiment which is shown in the chart. Green implies positive & red negative. Width of box signifies number of comments.


  • gemini account, gas fees, customer service, hidden fees, phone number are the top 5 negative categories.

  • crypto portfolio, portfolio tracker, crypto price, crypto news, price alert are the top 5 positive categories.


Research View

Now that we’ve understood the market and consumer view let us switch gears to understand technology trends. Research agenda is key to understanding the upcoming technologies that are being researched that will have a major influence in this space. We do this by analysing research papers to understand emerging technologies.


Analysis of research papers

  • We analyze 1334 research papers

  • Let us take 3 views of what areas are being researched. 1) basis words in the abstract 2) basis topic classification of the papers 3) discipline classification

  • The top trends basis words are seen below

  • neural network, machine learning, reinforcement learning, smart contract, deep learning are the top 5 areas



  • The top trends basis topics are seen below

  • Heuristics, Evaluation_methods, Market_research, Fields_of_application_of_statistics, Artificial_intelligence are the top 5 areas



  • Research progresses across multiple disciplines. The top discipline trends are seen below that provides insights on how the topic is evolving.

  • The top 15 disciplines are:

  • discipline_1: Cryptography and Security

  • discipline_2: Machine Learning:Machine Learning

  • discipline_3: Machine Learning:Artificial Intelligence

  • discipline_4: Quantum Physics

  • discipline_5: Machine Learning

  • discipline_6: Quantum Physics:Cryptography and Security

  • discipline_7: Computers and Society

  • discipline_8: Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing

  • discipline_9: Machine Learning:Artificial Intelligence:Machine Learning

  • discipline_10: Cryptography and Security:Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing

  • discipline_11: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

  • discipline_12: Physics Education

  • discipline_13: Cryptography and Security:Computer Science and Game Theory

  • discipline_14: Networking and Internet Architecture

  • discipline_15: Cryptography and Security:Software Engineering




  • What are the top cited papers? Next let us analyze papers bases on citations.

  • Citation of a paper is a key measure of importance of a technology/ concept articluated in a paper. Here we list the titles of top cited papers & show a timeline of the top cited papers.

  • Cited count: 1086 Title: Ouroboros: A Provably Secure Proof-of-Stake Blockchain Protocol

  • Cited count: 1004 Title: PPCoin: Peer-to-Peer Crypto-Currency with Proof-of-Stake

  • Cited count: 996 Title: SoK: Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

  • Cited count: 747 Title: A logic level design methodology for a secure DPA resistant ASIC or FPGA implementation

  • Cited count: 733 Title: Advances in Cryptology — CRYPTO ’96


  • What are the emerging cited papers? Next let us analyze cited papers bases on recency.

  • Here we list the titles of top cited papers in last 12 months & show a timeline of the top cited papers adjusted for age.

  • The chart to the right is the same as previous slide but citations are time adjusted. A growth line indicates an area with increasing research interest

  • Cited count: 137 Title: A Theory of ICOs: Diversification, Agency, and Information Asymmetry

  • Cited count: 92 Title: Semen impairment and occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in semen after recovery from COVID-19

  • Cited count: 57 Title: Blockchain Transaction Processing

  • Cited count: 55 Title: Assessment of blockchain applications in travel and tourism industry

  • Cited count: 55 Title: Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2020: 40th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2020, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 17–21, 2020, Proceedings, Part III


  • We then look at application areas of the technology/ use cases. We do this by seeing what it is applied FOR

  • Consumers look for crypto staking usage in multiple areas which can be seen below

  • The image shows a word tree that visualizes the use cases as being researched. The applications are typically found to the right of word "FOR"

  • These use cases are based on most cited papers in history (see papers over years chart to discover timeline)

  • Note: We donot show entire sentences but you can use the string of keywords to perform a search and find the paper




  • We then look at recent application areas of the technology/ use cases. We do this by seeing what it is applied FOR recently

  • Consumers look for crypto staking usage in multiple areas which can be seen below

  • The image shows a word tree that visualizes the use cases as being researched. The applications are typically found to the right of word "FOR"

  • These use cases are based on most cited papers in the years 2022.0, 2021.0

  • Note: We donot show entire sentences but you can use the string of keywords to perform a search and find the paper



Analysis of developer questions

As part of R&D developers build and in the process as questions in developer forums. Let us understand technology trends from this source. This is an alternate way of performing technology competitor analysis using developer platforms.

  • Developer question filing trends

  • A total of 6 questions were analyzed.

  • cryptocurrency, solidity, alpine.js, nft, web3 are the top 5 areas




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