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Blockchain: Global Investment Analysis

  • Report

  • 40 Pages
  • October 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4846411

Blockchain Funding and Investment Trends - An Overview

The rising demand for faster and more secure transactions along with full transparency has made blockchain one of the fastest-growing technology markets in the world. Banks and technology providers are investing heavily in R&D activities related to verifying and recording finance transactions. Also, major US technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and startup innovators are developing blockchain-based services and applications, thereby driving the global blockchain market. The maturing technology and increasing adoption in the marketplace are encouraging the investment environment. Support from governments in public services projects is attracting investments.

Blockchain technology is positioned to meet the increasingly complex demands of the digital-first future through smart contract capabilities, middlemen elimination, and provenance and consensus on all transactions. Blockchain greatly reduces transaction costs by eliminating middlemen along the supply chain. This is a key factor that will drive investments in innovative applications and the adoption of this technology across all industries. Cryptocurrencies are experiencing high growth, which is attracting lots of investment through various funding models. Venture capitalists (VCs) are investing in startups to realize their gains in a faster way through tokenization.

In brief, this research service covers the following points:

  • Blockchain Investments - An Overview
  • Drivers and Challenges for Blockchain Funding
  • Blockchain Investment Regional Trends
  • ICOs, VCs, Corporate Funding, and STOs Funding Analysis

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Research Methodology Explained
1.4 Key Findings

2. Blockchain Investments - Overview
2.1 Increasing Investments and Service Delivery Models are the Key Trends Driving Adoption of Blockchain
2.2 Banking Institutes Continue to Remain Key Investors in the Blockchain Space
2.3 VC Funding Model is Slowly Accelerating and Surpassing ICOs
2.4 Companies are Increasingly Exploring Security Tokens as Compared to Crypto Tokens

3. Growth Drivers
3.1 Profitability and Return on Investment are Key Growth Drivers for Blockchain Investment

4. Blockchain Investment - Regional Trends
4.1 The US Dominates the Blockchain Investment Environment
4.2 China is Slowing Accelerating its Blockchain Funding Programs
4.3 The US Holds 16% of Global ICO Market, Making it a Prominent Country in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
4.4 Switzerland is the Emerging Crypto Nation
4.5 UK is Focusing on Building Blockchain Infrastructure Through Increased Investments

5. ICOs, VCs, Corporate Funding, and STOs Funding Analysis
5.1 Blockchain Protocols are Popular Investments Options Among ICOs
5.2 2018 Attracted a Significant Amount of Investment from Venture Capitalists
5.3 ICOs Started to Loose the Steam with Respect to Funding from Second Half of 2018
5.4 In 2018, Token Generation Events Equaled the Conventional Funding with Respect to the Number of Investment Deals
5.5 Investment and Trading is Leading the STOs Marketplace
5.6 Noncompliance of ICOs is Paving way for STOs
5.7 Highest VC Funding in Blockchain was Witnessed in 2018

6. Key Startups and Active-Investors
6.1 Key Blockchain Startups with More than $100 Million Funding by 1H2019
6.2 FinTech Sector Continues to Remain the Prime Focus Area for Active Investors

7. Strategic Recommendations
7.1 Regulatory Advancements and Awareness will Enhance the Overall Global Funding Scenario
7.2 Blockchain to Enable New Revenue Streams for Industrial Sectors in Sharing Economy

8. Industry Contacts
8.1 Key Contacts

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • IBM
  • Microsoft