Blockchain-based gaming companies raised $476 million in the first half of 2021, according to a report from venture capital data aggregator InvestGame.
According to analysts, cryptocurrencies accounted for 0.9% of the gaming industry's $50.2 billion in total funding.
Compared to 2020, the number of blockchain companies' investment rounds in the industry doubled, from 12 to 24 deals.
Three firms raised 73% of the total $476m:
Forte - $185m;
Animoca Brands - $89m;
Mythical Games - $75m.
Recall that Axie Infinity's NFT game had a daily audience of more than one million users in August. In May, billionaire Mark Cuban backed the project in a $7.5bn Series A funding round.