Bitcoin price recovery, driving the blockchain industry investment and financing continue to pick up

In the just-concluded July, the investment and financing environment that has been warm and cold has not changed.

According to the data of Qingke Private Equity, about 173 funds completed fundraising in July, raising a total of 27.26 billion yuan. However, Joy Capital and Huaxing Capital's new funds raised nearly RMB 5 billion and RMB 6.5 billion respectively, and the funds raised by the two funds accounted for 42% of the total fundraising in July.

In terms of investment, the number of investments in the blockchain industry has increased significantly.

Blockchain industry investment and financing

Linkage with the secondary market

Since 2019, Bitcoin has undergone a round of conversion from bear market to bull market.

After the bitcoin price plunged 50% from the fourth quarter of 2018, it hit a two-year low in early January 2019. After nearly half a year of silence, Bitcoin made a force in April and ran all the way. The Libra white paper, published by the Internet social giant with 2.7 billion users, has injected a strong shot into the industry. At the same time, Bitcoin also hit a maximum of 88,000 yuan, driving other mainstream currencies.

According to the statistics of the reporters, there is a certain correlation between the investment and financing events of the blockchain and the price fluctuation of Bitcoin. In the first quarter of 2019, only 49 blockchain companies were invested, the least quarterly blockchain investment event since 2018. However, this data was quickly changed. In the second quarter of 2019, a total of 70 blockchain companies were invested; in the past July, 33 blockchain companies were invested, and it is expected to return to 2018 in the third quarter. The level of the first quarter of the year.

In the first half of 2019, the total investment amount of 75 blockchain projects with disclosed investment amounts was as high as 4.9 billion yuan, of which strategic investment, A round and seed round investment were the largest, reaching 35, 23 and 21 respectively. The average financing amount per project is 65 million yuan. The four areas with the most financing are social DApp, agreement, public chain and integrated management of digital assets.

In July of this year, 12 blockchain projects with disclosed investment amounts raised a total of 450 million yuan, and the average financing amount per project was 37.5 million yuan. The project with the most financing was still digital currency.

Ant gold clothes, Japanese soft silver

Frequent attack

In the first half of 2019, 283 investors flashed a number of traditional large institutions and large companies, including IDG, Ant Financial, and Japanese Softbank.

In February of this year, Sequoia Capital India participated in the community tool developer Band Protocal; in February, Fidelity International participated in the cryptocurrency data provider Coin Metrics; in April, Paypal participated in the digital identity certifier Cambridge Blockchain; May, ants Jinfu participated in the QEDIT developer of Israeli privacy technology; in May, Japan Softbank participated in the blockchain animation project Myou.

The latest data shows that Ant Block's blockchain project has so far landed more than 40 application scenarios, including in public welfare, cross-border remittance, small and micro enterprise financing, genuine product traceability, and rental source traceability.

Not only traditional institutions favor blockchain investment, but many individual investors in traditional fields have also turned their attention to blockchain projects.

In July, Meitu Chairman Cai Wensheng invested in the Matcha (MXC) exchange in his own name. Founded in April 2018, MXC Exchange has 2 million registered users, more than 200,000 daily users, and daily trading volume of more than 600 million US dollars.

Source: China Fund News

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Reporter Ma Lin