Over the past year, the crypto industry has grown stronger and matured. A Bitcoin futures ETF was launched in the US, and publicly traded companies have increased their cryptocurrency reserves. The dynamics of venture capital investment is a significant indicator of industry growth. The volume and structure of the investment says a lot about the interest of market participants in the industry and the future development prospects of individual segments.
In 2021, the volume of venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain startups exceeded $33 billion, according to Galaxy Digital Research. This is more than the sum invested in all previous years. Compared to 2020, the volume of venture capital funding has increased by 700%. The crypto and blockchain sector accounted for 4.7% of global venture capital investment last year.