In August, the financing volume of the global blockchain industry decreased by 21.52% month on month, and the NFT field bucked the trend and increased by 467.86%

Source:Associated Press of Finance | Blockchain Daily

Reporter: Xu Cihao

According to incomplete statistics of the Associated Press Venture Capital, in August, the total number of global blockchain financing was 103, down 30.4% month on month from July; The total financing in August was USD 1.291 billion, down 21.52% from July.

Among them, the number of projects with financing of more than 100 million dollars decreased significantly, with only two financing of 300 million dollars.

From a regional perspective, 28 projects in the US blockchain field received 353 million US dollars in August, making it the country with the largest number and amount of financing projects in the world. Two projects in China received 46.7 million US dollars in financing.

From the perspective of the track, financing in the field of Web3.0 has remained stable. Blockchain infrastructure has become the field where the total amount of financing has dropped the most, and NFT has become the field where financing has increased the most month on month.


In August, there were only two financing projects of more than 100 million US dollars


The total number of global blockchain financing in August was 103, down 30.4% month on month from 148 in July. The financing amount in August was 1.291 billion US dollars, a decrease of 354 million US dollars from 1.645 billion US dollars in July, a decrease of 21.52% month on month.

Compared with July, the number of projects with financing of more than 100 million US dollars decreased significantly in August, with only 2 projects, down 78.57% compared with 14 projects in July; In August, hundreds of millions of projects raised a total of 300 million dollars, down 86.67% month on month from July's $2.251 billion.

These two billion dollar financing events are: Societs on August 1 Chiliz, a com developer and sports and entertainment blockchain solution, will invest $100 million in Bar ç a Studios, a Barcelona studio, accounting for 24.5% of the shares.

On August 29, Limit Break, the parent company of DigiDaigaku, the NFT project, raised US $200 million through two rounds of financing. The founder of Limit Break launched a new model, Free to Own (F2O), which is free of charge. It was created based on the free casting of Genesis NFT.


NFT track increased 467.86% month on month


Of the 103 projects financed in August, 40 came from the Web3.0 track, accounting for 38.83% of the projects financed in that month. Among them, the total financing amount of Web3.0 was 514 million US dollars, accounting for 39.81% of the total financing amount in August. The total financing amount of Web3.0 in August was basically the same as that in July of $501 million.

In August, 25 blockchain infrastructure projects received US $259 million in financing. The amount of financing in this field accounted for 24.27% of the total number of financing projects in August, and the amount of financing accounted for 20.06% of the total amount of financing in August. Compared with the financing amount of 599 million US dollars last month, it decreased by 340 million US dollars, becoming the area with the largest decrease in financing amount in August.

In August, 21 projects of NFT track were financed, up 61.54% month on month compared with 13 projects of last month; NFT track received financing of 318 million US dollars, accounting for 24.63% of the total financing amount in the month; Compared with the financing amount of US $56 million of NFT track in July, it increased by 467.86% month on month.

In August, there were 11 financing from the defi field, accounting for 10.68% of all financing projects. The total financing of defi was 155 million US dollars, accounting for 12% of the total financing, nearly 100 million US dollars less than the total in June.

In addition, in August, there were 6 financing transactions from CeFi, accounting for 5.83% of the total financing projects in August; The total financing obtained by cefi was 45.2 million US dollars, accounting for 3.49% of the total financing in August, a decrease of nearly 190 million US dollars from the total financing of 235 million US dollars in July.


Two projects in China received nearly US $50 million in financing


In terms of countries, 47 of the 103 projects financed in August did not disclose specific countries. Among the 56 national projects announced, 28 are from the United States, 5 from Singapore, 4 from India, and 3 from Spain. In addition, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom each have two projects.

Among them, projects in the United States received a total financing of 353 million US dollars, including 10 projects in the field of blockchain infrastructure, 8 projects in the field of Web3.0, 6 projects in the field of NFTs, 2 projects in the field of defi and 2 projects in the field of cefi.

Five projects in Singapore have received a total of USD 70.7 million in financing, of which three projects are in the field of infrastructure, and the others are in the field of DeFi and CeFi.

Four projects in India received a total financing of 21.5 million US dollars, two in the Web3.0 field and two in the cefi field. Three Spanish projects received a total of 104.1 million dollars in financing, including two in the field of Web3.0 and one in the field of NFT.

The last two projects in China received a total of 46.7 million US dollars, respectively in the field of Web3.0 and NFT.

On August 26, Animoca Brands KK, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands Group headquartered in Hong Kong, China, announced that it had obtained a financing of $45 million jointly provided by its parent company and Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, and the company's valuation reached $500 million. Animoca brands KK focuses on developing NFT related partnerships in the Japanese market.

On August 22, index game, a meta space agency headquartered in Hong Kong, China, announced that it had completed the financing of US $1.7 million, which was invested by the sandbox.