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Public Blockchain: Global Developments and Key Issues

  • Report

  • 14 Pages
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4662802

In 2017 there were 1,249 types of cryptocurrencies and tokens worldwide, up about 94% compared to 2016. The amount of cryptocurrency and token issuance also increased and reached USD 6 billion in 2017 alone, growing twenty-folds compared to the previous year. Under this craze, relevant industry players are actively investing in this arena and generating market opportunities but are also facing potential threats and hidden concerns. This report provides an overview of the market scale and type of cryptocurrencies and tokens and examines the issues facing the industry over the years.

List of Topics:

  • Development of global cryptocurrency in terms of value and includes three types of cryptocurrencies and tokens: pure cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, and security tokens.
  • Issues to face or facing the industry are also included.

Table of Contents

1. Global Cryptocurrency Scale

2. Types of Public Blockchain Currencies and Tokens
2.1 Development of Cryptocurrencies
2.2 Development of Utility Tokens
2.3 Development of Security Tokens

3. Future Development Issues
3.1 Exchanges Proliferating to Intensify the Competition
3.2 The Mining Market Faces the Risk of Paradigm Shift
3.2.1 Rules of Games Will be Significantly Modified
3.2.2 Reduced Mining Rewards May Affect Hardware Needs

Author's Perspective


List of Tables
Table 1 Global Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Their Market Share

List of Figures
Figure 1 Global Cryptocurrency and Fundraising Value
Figure 2Types of Cryptocurrencies and Tokens



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Binance
  • Bitfinex
  • Bitstamp
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization
  • HitBT


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis