Blockchain Venture Capital: Funding Reaches $822mn in 2019

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Blockchain Venture Capital: Funding Reaches $822mn in 2019

  • Blockchain start-ups raised funding from 279 separate VC deals during the first half of this year
  • JP Morgan and Target have each released open-source code over the past six months
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges despite increased regulatory activity continue to be a strong favourite for investors
  • Exchange Listings in the form of Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) have begun capturing public attention over the first half of this year
  • The inflection point for blockchain and crypto assets more generally may be here with the announcement of Facebook’s Libra
  • The Facebook Libra initiative has polarised the crypto industry on the one hand