Cryptocurrency Market - Size, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Industry Forecast

Posted by rahulpatilintechnology on February 27th, 2019

Cryptocurrency market can be subtly defined as the value of the digital entries in a database that cannot be changed without the fulfillment of the specific defined conditions. It was designed by Satoshi and quoted as a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, which was further realized as an exchange medium that can be electronically created and stored in the blockchain using cryptography to control the creation of additional units. Owing to its limited supply and the potential as an alternative to conventional currency, the technology has gained considerable interests, and is projected to witness CAGR of 56.2% over the forecast period (2017-2025).

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Market Dynamics

Prominent drivers fueling cryptocurrency market growth include the enhanced security through distributed control and utilization of block chain, mainly owing to the limited supply and the growing requirement of intensive infrastructure to mine new units. However, growing number of illegal activities owing to decentralized control, lack of regulatory bodies to efficiently track the transactions, are among the prominent drawbacks of the market growth. Moreover, high volatility of the value over the past few months, outright ban in the countries such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and Ecuador, are expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period. Growing popularity of the digital assets is expected to drive the government bodies of major global economies to establish regulatory framework, which would in turn, expected to drive the cryptocurrency market growth across the globe.


Significantly large untapped potential base in the payment industry is expected to boost growth prospects over the forecast period

Increment in the digital currency value during the past years were mainly due to the increasing transaction volumes mostly for BTC. In 2016, BTC generated a revenue of around US$ 130 billion, though it is expected that transaction volumes will witness considerable surge in the near future in particular segment. However, Paypal recorded a volume of over US$ 735 billion in 2016, whereas, Western Union volumes accounted approximately 4.61% higher than BTC, pegged at over US$ 730 billion. Therefore, it can be determined that the overall utilization of the digital assets as a form of payment is still at its nascent stage, and promises to hold significant growth in the near future.

Global Key Players:

Some of the most valued currencies in the cryptocurrency market include Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple, Peercoin, Dogecoin, Dash, NEM, and Namecoin. Top ten cryptocurrency industries acquire shares of over 85% of the global capital. Some of the major players operating in the global cryptocurrency market include Bitfinex, BitFury Group Limited, Bitstamp Ltd., Coinbase, Coinsecure, Litecoin, OKEX Fintech Company Limited, Poloniex Inc., Ripple, Unocoin Technologies Private Limited, and ZEB IT Service Pvt. Ltd.

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Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global cryptocurrency market on the basis of industry components and the Vertical. On the basis of industry components, the global cryptocurrency market is classified into exchanges, wallets, payments, and mining. For detailed analysis of the study, the exchanges have been segmented into small exchanges and large exchanges. Furthermore, wallets are segmented into services offered by registered corporations and volunteer projects; followed by segmentation of the payment into payment rail and cryptocurrency payments. For better understanding of the mining industry component, its ecosystem has been classified into mining pool, hardware, manufacturing, cloud mining services, and remote hosting services. On the basis of the Vertical, cryptocurrency market is segmented into BFSI, retail, media & entertainment, gaming industry, healthcare, travel & tourism, transportation & logistics, and education.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Cryptocurrency Market, By Industry Component:

    • Exchanges

      • Small Exchanges

      • Large Exchanges

    • Wallets

      • Registered Corporations

      • Volunteer Projects

    • Payments

      • Payment rail

        • Money Transfer Services

        • B2B Payments

      • Cryptocurrency payments

        • Merchant Services

        • General Purpose Cryptocurrency Platform

    • Mining

      • Mining

      • Mining Pool

      • Mining Hardware Manufacturing

      • Cloud Mining Services

      • Remote Hosting Services

  • Global Cryptocurrency Market, By Vertical:

    • BFSI

    • Retail

    • Media & Entertainment

    • Gaming Industry

    • Healthcare

    • Travel & Tourism

    • Transportation & Logistics

    • Education

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