Mapping out investors in the crypto ecosystem

Quick Take

  • The overall markets & prices in 2019 may still be down, however many prominent institutions & investment firms have increased or started their blockchain investment activities
  • Majority of prominent traditional VCs have some exposure to the blockchain space with at least a handful of blockchain-related investments 
  • Much of the industry is highly incestuous, with many funds having the same LPs or are invested in one another

The cryptocurrency space in 2019 has continued to trend downward with bearish sentiment, coined “crypto winter.” Despite much enthusiasm when it comes to price, many institutions and investors have been hedging their bets that value will accrue and the industry and blockchain technology as a whole is here to stay.

JPMorgan announced release plans for its own “stablecoin”, pegged to $1.