Tagged: Research Report

Digital Collectibles: NFT Financials Falling in Q3 but On-Chain Metrics Remain Bullish, Report Claims

DappRadar, the global app store for decentralized applications, predicts in its new report on the state of the NFT market that “despite financials falling in Q3 that total sales are expected to grow by 6% by the end of the quarter.” Although the NFT market’s… Read More

128 Indian Startups Raise $995M+ VC Funding in August 2022: Report

Amid the funding winter, 128 Indian startups have managed to “raise $995.1 million in August 2022, which is a 9.7% growth compared to the previous month,” reveals GlobalData, a data and analytics company. Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Although the total VC funding… Read More

Payment Delays, Reconciliation Issues are Key Challenges Due to Supply Chain Disruptions: Accounts Payment (AP) Report

MineralTree, a Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) company and Accounts Payable (AP) and payment automation solution provider, recently released its seventh annual State of AP report. For the first time ever, MineralTree expanded its research “to include suppliers, reflecting the growing importance of vendor relationships to… Read More

Account Takeover Fraud Is Now an Increasingly Common Online Crime: Report

Account takeover fraud is an alarmingly common type of online crime, which can “affect businesses and individuals alike,” according to an update from SEON. This form of attack tends “to occur when a fraudster poses as an established, genuine client of a business, or as… Read More

P2P Lending Is Quite Widespread, But Can Grow Further Across Global Financial Markets: Report

The population’s need for affordable non-bank loans due to a low credit rating or its absence, difficulties with the registration process, etc. could be “the main driver of the American P2P market,” according to an update from Robo.cash. The national specifics are also very clearly… Read More

Card Payments in Taiwan to Increase by 6.2% in 2022: Report

The Taiwanese card payments market will “grow by 6.2% in 2022 to reach TWD3.5 trillion ($127.5 billion), as the country’s economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic,” forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Payment Cards Analytics, the value of card payments… Read More

Global Crypto Adoption has Leveled Off in Past Year after Growing Steadily Since 2019: Report

Chainalysis has shared their 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index Report. For the third consecutive year, Chainalysis ranked all countries “by grassroots cryptocurrency adoption. While commenting on what is grassroots adoption of cryptocurrency, Chainalysis explained that they could easily rank countries by “raw” cryptocurrency transaction volume,… Read More

Ethereum to Move Transactions Off Mainnet and Onto Layer-2, ETH-Compatible Chains: Report

Now that Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has completed the Merge, it’s time to get ready for the next set of Ethereum upgrades – “the Surge, Verge, Purge, and Splurge.” As noted in an update released via an OKX – Okcoin research… Read More

UK Venture Capital Activity Hits New Low in August, Report Reveals

The UK happens to be the “top” European market and is also one of the key global markets for venture capital (VC) funding, according to an update from GlobalData. However, it has been “experiencing a subdued funding activity in the recent months with monthly VC… Read More

Cross Border Payments Still Costly and Slow, Remain Major Pain Point, Report Reveals

For businesses operating in different jurisdictions, the cost and delays associated with FX and cross-border payments “remain a major pain point,” according to an update from Banking Circle. Banking Circle‘s study into SME attitudes to banking services “revealed that 42% of respondents thought their bank’s… Read More

Ethereum After The Merge: More ETH Expected to be Destroyed than Created, Report Claims

We’re quickly approaching (or have already followed through with) The Merge, the most notable upgrade in Ethereum’s history and “a crucial turning point for the wider crypto industry,” according to an update from digital asset firm Kraken. As the Ethereum blockchain transitions from proof-of-work (PoW)… Read More

Canadian Fintech Investment Declines by More Than Half in H1 2022: Report

Canadian Fintech companies saw US$810 million in total investment “across 85 deals in the first half of 2022, down from US$1.9 billion in the second half of 2021.” This, according to an update from KPMG. It was also a notable drop “compared to the first… Read More

Metaverse to Enable Web3 Use-Cases like Digital Real Estate, Art, Digital Collectibles: Report

CryptoKitties was arguably the first project to bring NFTs into the mainstream, the team at Juniper Research noted in a comprehensive report. Launched in 2017, CryptoKitties featured an on-chain game “enabling users to breed digital cats together to produce new cats of differing rarity and… Read More

VC Activity in AI and Machine Learning Declines Significantly in Q2: Report

Venture capital (VC) funding slid more deeply in AI & ML than in software overall in Q2, “falling 27.8% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) compared to 21.6% for IT more generally.” according to an update from Pitchbook. Both deal value and deal count “fell to their lowest levels… Read More

P2P Investments Generated Substantial Returns in 2022, while Crypto Recorded Largest Decline: Report

Economic uncertainty, which peaked in the first half of 2022, “challenged investors to reconsider finance instruments in terms of risk-reward ratio,” according to an update from Robo.cash. The analysts at Robo.cash recently commented on “popular” assets and how they have been performing since the beginning… Read More

Over $2.3B Lost to Web3 Scams, Exploits in 2022, Over 377 Cyberattacks Reported

So far in 2022, $2,338,910,183 billion has been “lost to various scams and exploits in the Web3 world and a total of ~377 attacks recorded this year,” according to an update shared by CertiK. Just like in July, August has “seen the same number of… Read More

Consumers’ Online Payment Security Concerns Grow During Cost-of-Living Crisis: Report

Over half (59%) of consumers are “more concerned about becoming a victim of fraud now than they were in 2021.” That’s according to research released by specialized payments platform, Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE) which indicates that consumers across North America, Latin America and Europe are “prioritizing… Read More

Digital Commerce Now One of the Largest Emerging Tech Segments: Report

The Emerging Tech Indicator (ETI), released by Pitchbook, provides a quarterly review of seed- and early-stage investment activity “involving a limited subset of the world’s most successful venture capital (VC) firms.” The analysis provides “a unique perspective into the types of technologies top investors view… Read More

Ethereum (ETH) Merge Could Lead to Development of Scalable Applications: Report

Ethereum’s Merge is due to happen soon, and it might “impact both Ether and the larger crypto market in a big way,” the Okcoin team noted. Ethereum’s proof-of-work chain will merge with its proof-of-stake chain soon, the update from Okcoin noted while adding that the… Read More

Reliable Digital Identity, ID Verification Systems Offer Significant Value Additions to Individuals: Report

Digital identity is a constantly evolving concept and one that is “increasingly entwined with allied areas such as security, privacy, and management of identity-related data,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Usually issued and/or regulated by national identity schemes, a digital identity can “serve… Read More

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