Over 60% of responding crypto owners said that they were interested in using crypto as a payment method to make online purchases more private or secure.
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.
- Crypto funds see 4th consecutive weekly outflows as institutions diversify holdings, says CoinShares
Institutional investors are diversifying into altcoins amid the latest market downturn. Multi-asset investment products registered another sharp rise in weekly inflows.2589
Nobody is in a hurry with Bitcoin, according to MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor: “We’re thinking that it’s the future of the property.”14375
Matrixport, a part of Jihan Wu’s Bitmain exit strategy, is now valued at over $1 billion in just two years.4039
As much as $415 billion worth of investments could flow into cryptocurrencies as new laws governing German Spezialfonds go into effect.22445
Livepeer’s $20-million Series B funding round saw participation from large VCs, including Coinbase Ventures, CoinFund, Northzone, 6th Man Ventures and Animal Ventures.8291
Inflated valuations for crypto businesses have raised the bar for small investors to participate in the ongoing innovation.5637
After leading Lukka’s Series C funding round in late 2020, State Street partners with the firm to offer new digital asset services.1406
One of the best options for larger crypto companies to maximize their liquidity reserves seems to be by going public.4149
Mutual funds provider ProFunds aims to enable crypto exposure for investors without actually buying Bitcoin.2117
The Swiss bank said some of the firm’s clients are allocating part of their portfolios to crypto.1743
The investment round was co-led by Sequoia Capital, Stripes, Spark Capital, Coatue, DRW VC and SCB 10X. Launched in 2020, SCB 10X is the venture capital arm of Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand’s oldest bank.2833
Bitcoin funds are still in decline as institutional sentiment remains bearish.14950
Elon Musk and Michael Saylor have emerged as two of the most influential names in crypto. A new sentiment-driven analysis from The TIE and eToro USA reveal the extent of their influence.10371
Hedge funds are adopting crypto investments, but one asset manager says it is all a speculative play.4775