A Big Data Analysis of the Ethereum Network: from Blockchain to Google Trends
Dorsa Mohammadi Arezooji
First, a big data analysis of the transactions and smart contracts made on
the Ethereum blockchain is performed, revealing interesting trends in motion.
Next, these trends are compared with the public's interest in Ether and
Bitcoin, measured by the volume of online searches. An analysis of the crypto
prices and search trends suggests the existence of big players (and not the
regular users), manipulating the market after a drop in prices. Lastly, a
cross-correlation study of crypto prices and search trends reveals the pairs
providing more accurate and timely predictions of Ether prices.