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According to CryptoPotato, despite a market-wide slowdown this quarter, data suggests stakeholders continue to see substantial potential in the blockchain gaming space. Recent data from Dapp Radar’s Q3 report reveals that Web3 gaming projects have managed to accumulate a whopping $600 million, bringing the year’s total investment to an impressive $2.3 billion. While this is only 30% of the funds raised in the previous year, it’s crucial to consider the unique market dynamics of 2023, according to the firm.
Dapp Radar’s ‘State of Blockchain Gaming in Q3 2023’ report revealed that the blockchain gaming sector recorded $739 million in investments in the first quarter of 2023, while the second quarter saw $973 million. One notable highlight of the quarter was the a16z Speedrun accelerator, which caught the industry’s attention. This ambitious venture aims to inject up to $75 million into the next wave of pre-seed startups that are merging gaming with the latest technology.
Another interesting trend witnessed by the space this year is the significant investment from venture capital firms. According to Dapp Radar, this allocation underscores the confidence and commitment that VCs have in the future of blockchain gaming, which potentially indicates their “readiness” to place their bets on this burgeoning sector. The figure has dropped by approximately 50% since the third quarter of 2022, when blockchain gaming investments attracted a noteworthy $1.2 billion. However, the gaming category has dominated the whole decentralized applications (dApp) market despite mounting regulatory heat on the industry, especially during the previous two quarters.