The Blockchain industry is growing at an unprecedented rate. This is also reflected in the volume of venture capital investments in Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies. In 2016 a total of $543.6 million was invested, representing almost four times the amount invested in 2013. This number is most likely to continue its ascension as we are currently still in the very early development stages of Blockchain especially with regards to mainstream adoption. In addition, the possibilities of integrating the technology into almost every industry are seemingly endless.
One of the core objectives of a venture capitalist company is to generate a strong return on investment in order to satisfy shareholder demands and enable further growth. The Blockchain industry presents opportunity for unmatched returns on investment. A $1000 investment in Bitcoin made in January 2012 was worth $207,071 by March 2017, in comparison the same investment in Google stocks was worth $2,882. Bitcoin is only one of many examples, a $1000 investment in Stratis in August 2016 would be worth $530,739 today (August 2017) an increase of over 53,000%.
Pay-Off March 2017 for US $1000 investment in Jan 2012 in US$