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A Guide to Cryptocurrency Fundamental Analysis
Crypto fundamental analysis involves taking a deep dive into the available information about a financial asset. For instance, you might look at its use cases, the number of people using it, or the team behind the project. Your goal is to reach a conclusion on whether the asset is overvalued or undervalued. At that stage, you can use your insights to inform your trading positions.
A Guide to Cryptocurrency Fundamental Analysis
About Lesson
Cryptocurrency networks can’t really be assessed through the same lens as traditional businesses. If anything, the more decentralized offerings like Bitcoin (BTC) are closer to commodities. But even with the more centralized cryptocurrencies(such as those issued by organizations), traditional FA indicators can’t tell us much.

So, we need to turn our attention to different frameworks. The first step in that process is to identify strong metrics. By strong, we mean ones that can’t easily be gamed. Twitter followers or Telegram/Reddit users are probably not good metrics, for example, as it’s easy to create fake accounts or buy engagement on social media.

It’s important to note that there’s no single measure that can give us a full picture of the network we’re assessing. We could look at the number of active addresses on a blockchain and see that it has been sharply increasing. But that doesn’t tell us much by itself. For all we know, that could be a standalone actor transferring money back and forth to themselves with new addresses each time.
In the following sections, we’ll take a look at three categories of crypto FA metrics: on-chain metrics, project metrics, and financial metrics. This list will be non-exhaustive, but it should provide us with a decent foundation for the subsequent creation of indicators.