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Crypto Gets Significant VC Boost

Crypto traders looking at computer | Image by Ground Picture/Shutterstock
Crypto traders looking at computer | Image by Ground Picture/Shutterstock

Cryptocurrency is apparently earning a swell of support from venture capitalists who see renewed economic potential following some gangbuster market reports, according to Reuters:

“Crypto startup funding rose for a second straight quarter to hit $2.4 billion in the first three months of 2024, Pitchbook data showed, as expectations of lower interest rates and the debut of the first U.S. bitcoin spot ETF whetted investor appetite.

“Funding was spread across 518 deals and rose by 40.3% from the previous quarter, according to data firm PitchBook. Global venture capital investments dropped to a near five-year low in the same period.

“Investor bets on digital asset startups too have been on a slide since the peak of over $10 billion in the first quarter of 2022, hurt by economic worries and the shutdown of key market players. However, the landmark U.S. regulatory approval of spot bitcoin ETFs, which are offered by heavyweights BlackRock and Fidelity, boosted the legitimacy of the asset class and helped send bitcoin to a record high of $73,803 in March.”

To read the entire article by Reuters, please click HERE.

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