The Volume Of Venture Investments In The Industry For The First Half Of The Year Exceeded $30 BillionAdmin
The funding for blockchain startups in January-June 2022 amounted to $30.3 billion, which exceeded the value for 2021 ($30.2 billion). Such data is contained in the Messari and Dove Metrics report.
According to researchers, more than a third of all funds raised in 1199 investment rounds were attracted by the centralized finance (CeFi) sector – $10.2 billion.
The rest of the money went to:
- $9.7 billion – infrastructure companies;
- $6.7 billion – NFT projects;
- ~$1.8 billion each for Web3 developers and DeFi protocols.
In the CeFi segment, crypto exchanges received $3.2 billion, payment services received $1.5 billion, and market makers and companies involved in savings/bank accounts received $1.2 billion each.
In the NFT segment, projects not related to the Ethereum blockchain raised $3.5 billion in the second quarter. $2.8 billion based on the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization. Blockchain games lead by a wide margin ($4.2 billion). Marketplaces that took second place invested $937 million.
Despite the turbulence in the market, DeFi protocols raised $624 million in June, twice as much as in any month since the beginning of the year. The most significant funds went to DEX ($450 million) and asset management services ($294 million). Ethereum startups have accumulated $1.28 billion, projects based on other blockchains – $502 million.
In the infrastructure startups segment, venture capital activity was concentrated in the rounds of innovative contract platforms ($3.6 billion), mining companies ($1.3 billion), and data services ($1.2 billion).
Crypto funds raised $35.9 billion in the first six months of 2022 (+848% compared to January-March 2021).