According to the research, the global crowdfunding market was valued at $13.64 billion (#5.8 trillion) by 2021. It will double by 2028 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.2%.
Reacting to this, founder and CEO, weTrade, Prashant Kumar said,
“Blockchain carries the potential to ensure crowdfunding, as it can bring transparency and credibility to the entire process. As the benefits of the technology will be available online, the platform will be accessible and anyone would be able to make investments from across the globe”
The usage of the blockchain platform, Ethereum, saw a startup company, Bancor clock the sum of $153 million in three hours. The company also received more than 390,000 Ether.
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What is Crowdfunding?
According to Wikipedia, Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. It is aimed at startups and varies in types e.g., peer-to-peer, rewards, donations, and equity.
Role of Blockchain Technology in Crowdfunding
Fast and Secure
Technology has taken over the world and Blockchain is not left out. Since it is fast, secure, and transparent, it can enhance businesses all over the world.
This is a very crucial aspect of blockchain technology, as people must trust what they invest in. It is known for being transparent and secure, so there is no room for fraud.
To deal with fraudulent creators, investors are given tokens after funding a startup. This gives them ownership so swindlers won’t get away easily, once it is fraud.
Reduced Operational Cost
The use of blockchain technology will help reduce operational costs. It will allow investors to make transactions with zero breakage fees. There are various benefits attached to blockchain-based crowdfunding, such as equity access, flexibility, and a power-to-peer transaction system.
Generation of Income
By advancing applications, businesses will be able to make use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to generate income for themselves. It will help them in security, marketing, and keeping a loyal fan base. Investors will also be able to manage their supply chain.