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These days, startups are everywhere. Research from Challenger, Gray, and Christmas shows for the fourth quarter of 2016, the percentage of people starting their own businesses is the highest it's been in four years.
A friend of mine kept nagging me to buy Bitcoin when it was around $900. Honestly, the whole concept of cryptocurrency seemed a little wanky. For those of you that don’t know, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency enabled by blockchain technology which debuted in 2009.
2017 has been huge for ICOs, short for Initial Coin Offerings. So far this year, startups have managed to raise a whopping $1.3 billion in funding from ICOs, which is more than triple the amount raised from mainstream VC funding over the same period.
This year has been the breakout year for blockchain-focused startups. With massive gains on the top 100 cryptocurrencies, early investors within the community are re-investing in projects of all kinds.