In 2017 there were 1,249 types of cryptocurrencies and tokens worldwide, up about 94% compared to 2016. The amount of cryptocurrency and token issuance also increased and reached USD 6 billion in 2017 alone, growing20-folds compared to the previous year. Under this craze, relevant industry players are actively investing in this arena and generating market opportunities but are also facing potential threats and hidden concerns.

This report provides an overview of the market scale and type of cryptocurrenciesandtokensand examines the issues facing the industry over the years.