The Messari report noted that more than $30 billion was raised from 1199 funding rounds in the first half of 2022.
Investing in cryptocurrency is a high-risk/high-reward activity, whether that entails day-trading in the open market, buying into institutional investment funds or investing in particular blockchain enterprises.
In recent years, the blockchain space has attempted to disrupt venture funding and investment through a particularly powerful use case in crowdfunding. An influx of hype and amateur investment reached a peak during the 2017 to 2018 initial coin offering, or ICO, bubble in which projects raised billions of dollars in return for assets of questionable value or utility, quickly putting the industry in the sights of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and similar regulatory authorities.
There is ongoing discourse on and experimentation in how to fund open-source protocol development that doesn’t involve the traditional route of venture capital and that better aligns the incentives of all stakeholders, from the developers to the users.
Seeing where investment capital is going in the space can provide a gauge of market sentiment around industry trends and potential high-growth areas.
Kevin O'Leary gives his outlook on the current state of the crypto market in this exclusive live interview with Cointelegraph.5392
The world's largest financial asset management firm is making a major push into digital assets, beginning with Bitcoin.2056
Bitcoin wages are becoming more common globally, particularly among “borderless” remote workers and in certain regions like Latin America.1959
Borrowing to buy crypto has often been advocated for by various influencers, but the consequences may be dire.2493
The soon-to-be former CEO said splitting the roles of MicroStrategy's chief executive officer and chair would help the firm pursue its strategy of “acquiring and holding Bitcoin.”5873
The firm's book-making took a huge hit after being exposed to the TerraUSD collapse.1384
The hedge fund manager was part of a $50-million funding round for NFT company Recur, while Point72 Ventures backed a $21-million round for crypto analytics firm Messari.1736
A goodwill impairment from ErisX significantly hurt the company's GAAP earnings, but otherwise, business results improved from last year.988
Bitget’s reasoning behind using a combination of a stablecoin and Bitcoin in the protection fund is to counter massive unforeseen volatility in crypto markets.2386
Blockchain technology supports cryptocurrencies but can also be used for supply chain tracking, identity management systems, healthcare and more.440
Schwab said the investment vehicle will offer exposure to firms involved in mining and staking as well as those developing blockchain-based apps or distributed ledger technology.1940
Many experts believe that the recent slew of insolvencies may be good for the market in the long run, weeding out any weak players from the industry.1751
Crypto critic Elizabeth Warren and two colleagues write to the Fidelity CEO again to express their displeasure with crypto-exposed 401(k) offerings.3704
A finance professor is skeptical about Bitcoin's design but is still very much involved in crypto research and is bullish about the future of digital assets.2005