Report: Blockchain Spending in US to Reach $41 Billion by 2025

Blockchain spending in the United States will increase from $3.12 billion to $41 billion by 2025, according to a new report published on March  25.

A new report dubbed the “United States Blockchain Business Opportunities and Outlook Databook Series (2016-2025)” forecasts that blockchain spending in the U.S. will report a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 44.5 percent,

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Crypto Markets Recover $5 Billion Lost on Monday, Bitcoin Tests $3,900 Support

Tuesday, March 5 — crypto markets have seen a healthy wave of green, with all of the top 20 cryptos seeing a firm recovery after yesterday’s sell off, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

Litecoin (LTC), the fourth cryptocurrency by market cap, is up almost 12 percent over the day, seeing gains of more than 13 percent over the past 7 days.

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Hodler’s Digest, October 1-8: WSJ Gets In and Out of Crypto, While BofA Sees a $7 Billion Future for Blockchain

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.

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Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Rebuts WSJ Report of Money Laundering

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has issued a denial in response to a Wall Street Journal article that the exchange had laundered around $9 million in ill-received funds.

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Bitmain Made $1.1 Billion in Profit in Q1, Filing for IPO ‘Very Soon’: Report


After posting eye-popping returns in 2017, the recent bear market has some cryptocurrency firms battening down the hatches amid declining returns. Don’t count industry giant Bitmain among them.

Citing an email obtained from a source close to the China-based firm, Fortune reports that Bitmain — best known for manufacturing bitcoin mining equipment — raked in $1.1 billion in profit during the first quarter of 2018.

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Bitmain Plans Overseas IPO, Earned $1 Billion in Net Profit in Q1, Sources Report

Jihan Wu, the co-CEO of crypto mining hardware giant Bitmain, is reportedly planning to conduct an overseas initial private offering (IPO), Fortune’s crypto-focused section The Ledger reports July 30.

Bloomberg had reported in June that Wu was “open” to holding an IPO in a market with U.S. dollar denominated shares — like Hong Kong — as it would allow early backers to cash in funds.

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Blockchain May Add $5 Billion to Indian Economy In The Next Five Years, Expert Says

Distributed ledger technology may add $5 billion to Indian economy in the next five years, according to NASSCOM’s VP Industry Initiatives. The non-profit trade association, which represents the sector of software and services companies in the country, has backed blockchain technology for many years.

NASSCOM Promotes Blockchain In India for Its Potential for Economic Growth

KS Viswanathan,

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$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out

A $1 billion Chinese blockchain fund launched in April has denied a report that local government will pull out its originally planned funding support following a recently leaked recording involving a former partner of the fund.

A news report from China Business Journal on Thursday said the Hangzhou city government has required Xiong’An (or Grandshores) Blockchain Fund to stop promoting itself by using the name as a government-backed fund.

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Crypto Markets Surpasses $300 Billion; Did ETF Cause Bitcoin to Rally?


The valuation of the crypto market has surpassed the $300 billion mark, as bitcoin recovered to $8,200 and small cryptocurrencies experienced a spike in value over the past 48 hours.

Slight Decline in Momentum

On July 25, at its peak, the price of bitcoin achieved $8,500,

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Eyes $1 Billion Pre-IPO Financing: Report


Already the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency company, Chinese bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain is reportedly enticing investors toward a new $1 billion financing round ahead of its anticipated public listing in Hong Kong.

According to regional news resource Toutiao, Bitmain is looking at a new round of financing – its biggest yet – near the end of July that would see firm valued just a peg below semiconductor giant AMD,

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Global Blockchain Spending to Hit $11.7 Billion in 2022, Fastest Growth in Japan and Canada: Report


Enthusiasm for blockchain technology in businesses and organizations continues to gather steam, with global spending on blockchain solutions expected to rise almost tenfold between 2018 and 2022.

According to market research firm International Data Corporation, the global expenditure on blockchain is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 73.2% to reach a figure of $11.7 billion in 2022.

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Another $1 Billion Blockchain Fund to Launch With Government Backing

Another Chinese city is launching a fund worth over $1 billion in order to support the development of blockchain-focused enterprises.

The district government of the Jiangbei new area in Nanjing city announced the plan to launch the 10 billion yuan (around $1.4 billion) blockchain fund last Friday. The project will be funded through a public-private partnership,

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Chinese City of Nanjing Launches $1.5 Billion Fund for Local Blockchain Projects

Nanjing, the capital of China’s Jiangsu province, has launched a 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) investment fund for blockchain development, ZDNet reports July 23.

Nanjing unveiled the major new fund at the inaugural Industrial Public Chain Summit (IPCS), together with the Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance –– a Beijing-based alliance of enterprises and government research institutes.

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Chinese City Starts a $1.5 Billion Fund to Promote Public Blockchain Projects


Nanjing, Jiangsu’s capital, is committed to investing in public blockchain projects and overall token economy. The capital of this Chinese province put together a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) fund in a blockchain investment fund.

A Beijing-based alliance, Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance, is teaming up with Nanjing City to launch this blockchain investment fund of $1.5 billion.

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Korean Firm Discovers $130 Billion in Gold from Sunken Russian Battleship, Plans To Launch ICO


Shinil Group, a South Korea treasure-hunting company, has announced that it will launch an ICO after discovering worth $130 billion in gold from the wreckage of the Russian cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi.

Dmitrii Donskoi was scuttled in 1905 after being severely damaged in the Russo-Japanese War. Since then,

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Report: Blockchain Spending to Hit Nearly $12 Billion By 2022

A new report published by the International Data Corporation expects spending on blockchain solutions to increase annually at a growth rate of nearly 75 percent through 2022.

Dubbed the “Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide,” analysts at the firm expect total spending on projects in the blockchain industry to hit $11.7 billion in 2022 alone,

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Crypto Market Adds $20 Billion in 30 Minutes as Bitcoin Spikes Above $7,400


The bitcoin price has surged 10 percent over the past 30 minutes, subsequent to experiencing a substantial spike in its volume.

Within one-hour period, the price of bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, ether, Ripple, and EOS increased by 6 to 10 percent, as the valuation of the cryptocurrency market surged to $292 billion from $272 billion,

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