According to the African Blockchain Report 2021 by Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CVVC) and Standard Bank, crypto new enterprises in Africa received more venture capital in the first quarter of 2022 than in the first quarter of 2021. Blockchain new firms on the mainland brought $91 million up in 2022 Q1 contrasted with a similar period in 2021, addressing a 1,668% year-on-year (YoY) expansion in real money inflow.
The report expressed that the landmass could see unicorns in few years from its crypto scene.
The flood of African crypto unicorns is conceivable with the expanded interest in the district from funding firms essentially subsidizing finance-related crypto organizations. As per the report, most investment subsidizing has gone to fintech organizations and crypto trades.
According to Gideon Greaves, CV VC’s managing director for Africa, blockchain is the continent’s most well-funded sector:
“We see this development as a key enabler for African enterprises, giving them rapid entry to markets by using blockchain as the catalyst to build new businesses.”
In 2021, Nigerian startups received the most funding, with 18 companies raising 39.05 percent of all cash raised on the continent. Seychelles is second with 26.06 percent, followed by Kenya and South Africa with 15.75 and 14.87 percent, respectively.
Crypto acceptance in Africa has been ascending in the past couple of years because of expansion and restricted admittance to monetary administrations.
A report by crypto trade KuCoin found that 35% of Nigerians somewhere in the range of 18 and 60 years had exchanged crypto over the most recent half year. The report additionally featured that 17.36 million individuals have put around half of their resources in digital currencies.
According to another estimate, crypto adoption on the continent increased by 1,200 percent between July 2020 and June 2021, making it the world’s fastest growing region.