The consolidation of cryptocurrency-related corporations surged massively in 2020, hitting a brand new report in deal exercise, in accordance to a brand new report by skilled providers community PwC.
The full quantity of mergers and acquisitions in the crypto trade greater than doubled from $481 million in 2019 to $1.1 billion in2020, PwC mentioned in a Monday market overview, as seen by Bloomberg.
The common deal dimension in crypto surged from $19 million in 2019 to almost $53 million, with crypto fundraising growing 33% in total worth in 2020. Nations in the EMEA area noticed a notable spike in the variety of offers, whereas the Americas recorded a threefold development in deal worth.
Following new highs final yr, deal exercise in the crypto trade is probably going to proceed rising in 2021. PwC world crypto chief Henri Arslanian mentioned that 2021 is “already on track to significantly surpass it from every single metric” as institutional gamers and high-profile buyers are shifting into the trade.
Alongside better consolidation in crypto, PwC additionally predicted that the trade will change into extra institutionalized. The survey reportedly cited main features in the crypto market — with Bitcoin hitting its all-time excessive of over $61,000 in mid-March — in addition to the rising adoption of central financial institution digital currencies, stablecoins, decentralized finance and non-fungible tokens, often known as NFTs.
As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, main world cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, FTX and Coinbase made the highest three acquisitions in the crypto trade in 2020.