E023 – 2017 Data Digest

This episode reflects on some of the hottest topics from 2017 and their impact their data has on our lives this year and into 2018.

Cryptocurrency

Many of these data points come from here.

  • Since the year began, the aggregate market cap of all cryptocurrencies combined has increased by more than 3,200% as of Dec. 18
  • Bitcoin went through the roof, hitting an all-time high of 1 BTC = $19,891 on 12/17/2017.

  • BTC makes up 54% of the aggregate $589 billion market cap of all cryptocurrencies
  • The graphics-card hardware needs of miners has been a big reason why NVIDIA and Advanced Micro Devices have seen a double-digit percentage surge in sales recently
  • Back on Dec. 10, CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) became the first to introduce bitcoin futures trading, with CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) following a week later
  • 612 new cryptocurrencies began trading in 2017
  • Top 10 cryptocurrencies in 2017 as of 12/29 according to BitInfoCharts.com (pretty similar list on AtoZForex.com):
Cryptocurrency Price in USD Price in BTC First Trade Exchange volume 24h
BTC

Bitcoin

$ 15,030.33

+9.79% ($1,340) in 12h

+9.56% ($1,312) in 7d

1 BTC

+0% in 12 hours

+0% in 7 days

2010-07-17 100,317 BTC

100,316.59 BTC

1,250,728,823.58 USD

XRP

Ripple

$ 1.4

+11.79% ($0.15) in 12h

+28.92% ($0.31) in 7d

0.000093 BTC

+1.82% in 12 hours

+17.67% in 7 days

2014-08-14 462,239,606 XRP

36,699.78 BTC

551,610,001.98 USD

ETH

Ethereum

$ 750.82

+9.3% ($63.9) in 12h

+12.07% ($80.9) in 7d

0.05 BTC

-0.45% in 12 hours

+2.29% in 7 days

2014-09-30 784,632 ETH

34,510.75 BTC

518,708,138.27 USD

BCH

Bitcoin Cash

$ 2,571.87

+8.04% ($191) in 12h

+6.17% ($149) in 7d

0.171 BTC

-1.59% in 12 hours

-3.1% in 7 days

2017-08-01 209,597 BCH

33,824.21 BTC

508,389,215 USD

LTC

Litecoin

$ 255.88

+11.54% ($26.5) in 12h

+0.89% ($2.26) in 7d

0.017 BTC

+1.59% in 12 hours

-7.91% in 7 days

2012-07-13 1,156,615 LTC

18,070.26 BTC

271,602,057.82 USD

IOT

IOTA

$ 3.87

+11.04% ($0.38) in 12h

+2.12% ($0.08) in 7d

0.00026 BTC

+1.14% in 12 hours

-6.8% in 7 days

2017-08-30 37,838,946 IOT

9,288.14 BTC

139,603,822.48 USD

XMR

Monero

$ 366.67

+7.1% ($24.3) in 12h

+9.42% ($31.6) in 7d

0.024 BTC

-2.46% in 12 hours

-0.13% in 7 days

2014-06-04 275,568 XMR

6,354.54 BTC

95,510,916.21 USD

DASH

Dash

$ 1,126.09

+10.81% ($110) in 12h

+2.5% ($27.5) in 7d

0.075 BTC

+0.93% in 12 hours

-6.45% in 7 days

2014-02-20 85,797 DASH

6,073.26 BTC

91,283,097.97 USD

XVG

VERGE

$ 0.168

+41.89% ($0.05) in 12h

+60.02% ($0.06) in 7d

0.000011 BTC

+29.23% in 12 hours

+46.05% in 7 days

2016-02-18 606,321,139 XVG

5,940.19 BTC

89,283,020.8 USD

ICX

ICON

$ 5.73

+4.78% ($0.26) in 12h

+183.99% ($3.72) in 7d

0.00038 BTC

-4.56% in 12 hours

+159.21% in 7 days

2017-11-11 13,061,177 ICX

5,072.57 BTC

76,242,347.41 USD

Data Breaches

  1. Equifax – 9/7/2017 – 143mm US consumers affected
    1. Stock plunged nearly $4bn in the aftermath
    2. https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
  2. RNC Voter List – nearly every registered voter, ~200mm Americans
  3. Yahoo’s 2013 breach revelation – affected accounts went from 1bn to 3bn
  4. Uber – 57mm user accounts and drivers, paid to keep it under wraps
  5. 560mm Passwords – a massive list of 560mm credentials compiled into one database of breaches from at least 10 services

You can check if your account is part of a compromise at have i been pwned or SpyCloud.

 

World Affairs

The World Bank has a fascinating article with 12 charts covering food assistance, climate change, education, nutrition, elections, energy and a tribute to Hans Rosling, who made us see the world in new ways with breathtaking visualizations.

Other Data Tidbits

  • Most popular Instagram Post: Beyonce – https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-rXUGBPJa/
  • Most retweeted Twitter Post: Carter’s quest for Wendy’s Chicken Nuggest – https://twitter.com/carterjwm/status/849813577770778624/photo/1
  • Oracle bought API management firm Apiary. Be on the lookout for how that evolves for the tool and for Oracle
  • RPA saw continued growth and implementations. Expect more in 2018.
  • Kubernetes is becoming the de facto standard for container management and was upgraded to Adopt by TechRadar. Expect it to continue to gain steam and start influencing data solutions more in 2018.

Music:

Auld Lang Syne by Fresh Nelly, from Free Music Archive.

Sources:

  1. https://www.coindesk.com/price/
  2. https://www.investing.com/currencies/btc-usd-historical-data
  3. https://bitinfocharts.com/new-cryptocurrencies-2017.html
  4. https://atozforex.com/news/top-10-cryptocurrency-2017/
  5. https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/12/19/16-cryptocurrency-facts-you-should-know.aspx
  6. http://cryptocurrencyfacts.com/
  7. https://gizmodo.com/the-great-data-breach-disasters-of-2017-1821582178
  8. https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
  9. http://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/equifax-data-breach-a-look-back-at-our-biggest-story-of-2017/
  10. http://beta.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-equifax-breach-20170908-story.html
  11. https://haveibeenpwned.com/
  12. https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-rXUGBPJa/
  13. https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-12-12/twitters-top-10-most-retweeted-tweets-of-2017
  14. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/12/15/year-in-review-2017-in-12-charts
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKbO6O3O3M
  16. https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/2017-year-in-review—exponential-automation/a/d-id/1330648?
  17. https://www.thoughtworks.com/radar/platforms/kubernetes

 

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