Blockchain Statistics, History and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Blockchain statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

blockchain statistics facts

What is blockchain?

Here is a helpful primer on blockchain from IBM

When was blockchain invented?


Who invented blockchain?

Satoshi Nakamoto

Projected market value of the blockchain industry by 2020:

$60 billion

Last updated 9/1/18

Venture funding for blockchain companies in 2017:

$1 billion

Market value of the blockchain industry in 2017:

$708 million

Blockchain’s reported potential for reducing bank infrastructure costs:


Last updated 1/17/17

Reported potential annual savings for banks utilizing blockchain technology:

$8-12 billion

Last updated 1/17/17

Amount the global blockchain market is expected to be worth in 2024:

$20 billion

Last updated 1/18/17

Average investment in blockchain projects in 2017:

$1 million

Last updated 2/7/17

Percentage of banks that are experimenting with permissioned blockchains:


Last updated 2/7/17

Amount of funding that Ripple has raised to date:

$93 million

Last updated 9/16/16

Percentage of the top global banks that Ripple works with:


Last updated 9/16/16

Reduction in operating costs of international payments that Ripple’s technology offers banks:

33% reduction

Last updated 9/16/16

Amount of funding that Blockstream has raised to date:

$76 million

Last updated 2/3/16

Amount that IBM is investing in blockchain-powered IOT:

$200 million 

Last updated 10/4/16

Number of employees IBM is dedicating to blockchain powered IOT projects:

1,000 employees

Last updated 10/4/16

Total amount that blockchain startups raised in H1 2016:

$290 million

Amount that hackers reportedly stole from DAO’s fund in June 2016:

$50 million

Estimated amount that financial and technology firms invested in blockchain in 2016:

$1.4 billion

Percentage of major North American and European banks that are exploring blockchain:


Last updated 9/11/16

Size of the blockchain technology in energy market in 2018:

$200 million

Projected size of the blockchain technology in energy market in 2025:

$18 billion

Photo by Monito – Money Transfer Comparison

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Blockchain stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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