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Crypto, Blockchain H1 2021 Investments Surpass 2020 Record -KPMG

Crypto, Blockchain H1 2021 Investments Surpass 2020 Record as Glober Users Hit 221 Million -KPMG



Investment in blockchain and crypto in the first half of 2021 was more than 100 per cent of all investments in blockchain and crypto in 2020.

This was disclosed in KPMG’s ‘Pulse of Fintech H1’21’ report. According to the report, investments in crypto have soared past the previous annual record high set in 2018.

The report said, “Key Q2’21 highlights in the crypto and blockchain space include: Evolving nature of investors. As the blockchain and crypto sector has matured, so has the nature of its investors.

“In H1’21, a significant amount of institutional money flowed into the crypto space, highlighting the broadening of the investor base.

“Investor awareness and knowledge of the sector is growing, with investors now having a much better understanding not only about crypto assets, but also the operational and procedural side of crypto – from custody and storage to storekeeping and the competitiveness and maturity of service providers. Increasingly Hot VC market VC investment was very strong in the blockchain and crypto space.”

The report added that numerous companies raised $100m+ funding rounds in the first half of the year, including BlockFi ($350m), Paxos ($300m), Blockchain.com ($300m), and Bitso ($250m).

According to the report, China is leading the Central Bank Digital Currency drive with its testing of said digital currency (the ‘digital renminbi’, digital yuan, or e-CNY). In the first half of 2021, China expanded its pilot project to include salary payments for some workers in China’s Xiong’an New Area, the payment of subway fares, and the exchange of digital and ph


ysical currencies at two banks in Beijing.

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The report added, “Cryptocurrencies continued to be a critical focus for some regulators, with widespread differences between jurisdictions as to acceptance and use.

“During H1’21, China banned financial institutions and payments companies from providing cryptocurrency-related services, while El Salvador announced that Bitcoin would become legal tender in the country as of September 7, 2021.”

According to a report by Crypto.com, the number of global crypto users reached 221 million in June 2021, more than doubling the 2020 number.


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