A proud 30.3 billion US dollars were invested in the areas of Web 3.0, DeFi, NFTs, infrastructure and CEFI in 2022. This is reported by the crypto research platform Messari in a joint semi-annual report with Dove Metrics. Even now, this is more than in the crypto boom year of 2021. At that time, it was 30.2 billion US dollars. The figures show: confidence in the future of the blockchain sector seems unbroken. Despite the weak market situation.
At $10.2 billion, CeFi accounts for a good third of the total capital raised. This is the lion’s share of crypto exchanges. The rest is distributed relatively evenly between payments, savings services, banking, asset management and market makers.
The area of decentralized finance (DeFi for short) accounts for the lowest inflows at 1.8 billion US dollars. This is still 133 percent more compared to the first half of 2021. In addition, $ 624 million will flow into DeFi projects in June 2022, twice as much money as in each of the previous six months.
NFT projects in demand
The NFT hype is fading, but investors are still pulling out their wallets. In the second quarter, they invested four billion US dollars in NFT projects, mostly in the early stages. Four times that of 2021 in the same period.
Gaming NFT projects in particular have been experiencing strong growth since March 2022. They received the bulk of the capital for NFTs by the end of June, at $ 4.1 billion.
Web 3.0 and infrastructure are growing
The young Web 3.0 sector recorded the fastest capital growth in the first half of the year. In the second quarter, he crossed the billion mark for collected funds for the first time. A growth of a proud 764 percent. The majority of the money went into the areas of media, entertainment, DAOs and virtual and augmented reality.
In the field of crypto infrastructure, the trend is also positive. He is already receiving more money than last year, most of it for the development and expansion of smart contract platforms.
According to the report, funds also have a desire to continue investing. They raised $35.9 billion for crypto projects this half-year.