2021 has been a pivotal year in the history of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Corporate venture arms and VC interest has been at an all-time high as we see an increase industry readiness by capital investors, both from a technical and ideological perspective. What is driving this investment? Is this a case of a bubble - good money chasing bad deals? Or a case of pent-up demand? Exciting promising startups finally receiving capital injection by a more progressive, educated, and ready class of capital investors?
As noted in a recent research report by CBInsights, in 2021, we have seen investors pouring more money into blockchain companies than they did before. We discuss key implications, the sector's market drivers, and where investment is going. It's been a record year so far for blockchain tech, as it has reached new equity funding and media coverage milestones. Over $7 billion has been raised in venture capital and private equity funding in just the first half of 2021, which is an all-time record high. At this run rate, we could see the year close with over $14 billion in blockchain investments. Even legacy financial institutions are placing bets in the space.
Join this panel of capital investors and hear more about their take on investments in blockchain and the crypto industry. What propelled them to accept investing in blockchain and cryptocurrency? What are the challenges they see? Where do they see the potential for exponential growth and what's their perspective for the future of this space? Which investment instruments do they prefer and why? How do they measure the performance of their investments?
Have questions for the panel? Reach out to Jagruti Solanki, Jsolanki@bitpay.com
Meet our panel:
COO/Partner, Off the Chain Capital
Partner, TTV Capital
General Partner/COO, Bloccelerate