The global blockchain market is expected to grow from US$ 4,935.0 million in 2021 to US$ 227,996.6 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 72.9% from 2021 to 2028.
Post the financial crisis in 2008, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies entered the financial sector and gradually gained a lot of prominence. However, with recent developments and uncertainties crowding the cryptocurrency space, its future is unclear. While the future cryptocurrency is still speculative, the underlying technology Blockchain has emerged as a prime technology with huge potential to open many opportunities across various industries. The Blockchain market’s popularity is growing exponentially with successful use cases in various industries, ranging from BFSI to media and entertainment.
In terms of technology adoption and use cases, the BFSI industry is leading the market worldwide. Blockchain solutions are being implemented in payments, remittances, identity management, fund processing, dispute management, risk management, and many other applications. The BFSI sector has been held back due to limitations and obsolete aspects of the mainframe computing technology; however, with the BFSI industry moving into the advanced age of real-time transaction processing, Blockchain is a principal facilitating technology. This technology has become progressively attractive to the BFSI sector for its tamper-proof ledger. With big market players such as IBM, Accenture, and Microsoft, more Blockchain solutions are being implemented across major banks and insurance companies.
When it comes to Blockchain solution providers, IBM holds a prominent place in the market. The company provides a Blockchain platform for various industries. For instance, with the help of IBM’s Blockchain platform, banks can create secure, low-cost, and high-volume cross-border payments. There are numerous examples of the successful implementation of Blockchain in the BFSI sector worldwide. Aeternity, Inc. provides a Blockchain platform that can be used for any application that requires high transactional speed, including smart contracts.
With an increasing number of well-established market players and startups entering the BFSI Blockchain market, it is expected that the BFSI segment will drive the Blockchain market during the forecast period.
North America is among the worst-hit regions by COVID-19. The US, Canada, and Mexico have witnessed a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 infected patients. The Blockchain market is projected to provide several security features, including decentralization, encryption, and cryptography, to safeguard healthcare industry privacy following the outbreak of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge in eCommerce demand. Technologies such AI, ML, and Blockchain are beginning to drive company innovation initiatives to function successfully in a pandemic, fueling the adoption of BaaS solutions among SMEs. Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are using fintech and blockchain technologies to streamline and modernize their operations. This could lead to a rise in the number of companies offering contactless transactions and revamped financial services. The pharmaceutical business is likely to benefit from the blockchain market. The technique is being hailed to overcome the logistical difficulties of administering the COVID-19 vaccination. Blockchain is being utilized to ensure the correct distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and maintain the track of vaccine maintenance and storage.
The overall Blockchain market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the Blockchain market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data and gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Blockchain market. The key companies operating in the field of Blockchain market that are profiled in the report include IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Accenture, Amazon Web Services, SAP Se, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP (HPE), Oracle Corporation, Intel Corporation, Ripple, and Bitfury Group.