According to a joint report from consulting firm PwC and the Swiss Crypto Valley Association, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are booming despite the price collapse of cryptocurrencies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, June 29. PwC found that ICO volume reached new record highs in the first half of 2018.
Per the report, between January and May 2018 alone, ICO volume is already twice as much as it was during the entire year of 2017. PwC Switzerland writes in an accompanying press release:
“In total, 537 ICOs with a total volume of more than $13.7 billion have been registered since the beginning of the year. In comparison, in 2017 there were a total of 552 ICOs with a volume of just over $7.0 billion. Also, the average size of an ICO has almost doubled from $12.8 million to over $25.5 million since last year. “
According to the ICO report, the U.S., Singapore, and Switzerland are now the three most important ICO hubs worldwide, largely due to progress in regulation. Switzerland in particular benefits from the ‘Crypto Valley’ of Zug with its consistent focus on blockchain and fintech startups…