🥂 2021 a year in review

🌴 Record-breaking year for the industry and for us!

Jonah Schulman
December 27, 2021

🎆 2021 Year in Review

Another year is coming to a close and boy oh boy was it filled with many ups and downs!

Not only did Security Token Market exponentially grow, but the industry also did as a whole!

Coincidence... I think not! 😉

I know you are probably still recovering from that Eggnog hangover and family drama, so I'll make this short and sweet for ya :)

Without further ado, it's time to…

Get liquid 💧 for the last time of the year!

📈 Industry Milestones

  • Exodus raised a record $75M via a Reg A+ STO (the first of its kind)
    • 6.8k investors participated and trading commenced on tZERO
  • Securitize raised $48M in their Series B led by Morgan Stanley and Blockchain Capital
  • Blockchain Capital successfully raised $300M for Fund V from PayPal, Visa, and many other institutional investors
  • INX and Securitize Markets ATS both began trading security tokens
  • Polymesh permissioned blockchain for security tokens goes live
  • Major Banks starting to experiment with blockchain
    • Bank of America is using Paxos for settlement
  • The security token market cap surpassed $1B - almost 3x growth from 2020!
    • The $ trading volume increased from $70.2M to $90.8M - 29% growth!

🌴 Security Token Market Milestones

  • The team started the year with 4 people and ended it with 17!
  • Over 160k users from 206 countries and territories visited STOmarket.com
    • 515% growth from 2020
  • Tokenized our own shares to conduct an STO on Securitize
    • Stats: Currently have obtained $5.2M in pledges via 798 people from 20+ countries & 6 continents!
  • Jonah Schulman launched the What's Drippin' Newsletter (yes, the one you are reading now)
    • Stats: 31% open rate with 500+ people reading each week
    • Referral program with crazy prizes coming next year!
  • Launched several new media properties including Tokenize This, Token Tuesday, Token Boy Journal, and more
  • Began tracking tokenized stocks
    • Launched a monthly Arbitrage Report comparing tokenized stocks to US equities
  • Organically amassed 6M+ impressions on Twitter & increased followers by 122%
  • YouTube channel subscribers grew by 416%
    • Stats: 25,861 views with 2k+ hours of watch time

It has been an absolute pleasure writing to all of you Rainmakers. I am forever grateful to anyone who takes the time to read my newsletter.

A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes and I truly take pride in every word I write!

We couldn't do it without the strongest security token community on the planet! 🌴

Go show the world what Rainmakers do best and take what's yours in 2022!

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Everything in this report is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Nothing in this report should be taken as financial advice or as an inducement to purchase or sell any security. Nothing in this market report should be used as legal advice. Always do your own research before making any decisions regarding financial transactions of securities.

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