Outlier Ventures: Venture capital investments in the blockchain space up 316% from 2017

Outlier Ventures, a European venture firm, released its State of Blockchains Q3 2018 report. The report provides an overview of blockchain investment and overall market trends. According to the report:

  • VC investments in blockchain and crypto companies grew from $900M in 2017 to $2.85B, as of Nov. 2018 — an increase of 316%.
  • There were 119 VC deals disclosed in the third quarter of 2018.
  • The U.S. is still the dominant source of VC investments in the blockchain space.
  • There were over 50 acquisitions, as of Nov. 2018.

(Source: Outlier Ventures)

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