Cointelegraph Research has analyzed all the deals and trends from venture capital in the blockchain industry during the fourth quarter of 2022. The second half of 2022 saw a dramatic decline in capital inflows across all five major sectors of the blockchain industry: decentralized finance (DeFi), centralized finance (CeFi), nonfungible tokens (NFTs), infrastructure and Web3. The first half of 2022 brought in just under $30 billion of investment, while the second half only saw $7.3 billion — a dramatic plunge.
As the crypto industry moves into 2023, Cointelegraph Research has looked at the data from its Venture Capital Database, which contains comprehensive details on deals, mergers and acquisition activity, investors, crypto companies, funds and more. Using this database, Cointelegraph Research crunches the numbers to find the most important trends in the industry. Its latest report explores Q4 2022 and how it relates to the broader picture of 2018 through 2022.