2021 Blockchain Predictions

Matthew Le Merle
2 min readDec 13, 2020

Our annual predictions for the year ahead are now available in a free webinar

Every year we publish our predictions for the year ahead in November. December always seems to be a rushed month and this year will be no exception since we will be holding closings for Blockchain Coinvestors and the Securitize coinvestment. Please contact us if you want to know about either at mlemerle@fifthera.com.

Last year our 2020 Blockchain Predictions turned out to be spot on with only one exception. Indeed, the world moved far beyond our expectations, and we will show just how much this is true in the upcoming webinar for the 2021 Blockchain Predictions (see below for webinar registration details).

Perhaps the most exciting development of 2020 was the very large increase in the number of Blockchain Unicorns — enterprises and projects with values in excess of $1 billion. The list is now at 31 (perhaps 32 if Bitmex survives). There is some art in deciding which of the Blockchain projects to add to this list, so join the webinars if you want to understand the logic for what we included and what we did not.

We are excited to be current or past investors in more than 20 of these.

So here are our 2021 Blockchain Predictions. Please go to www.blockchaincoinvestors.com to listen to our free webinar to learn more about each of the ten predictions.

With all of the world’s challenges we believe next year will be a good one for those companies and projects focused on moving the world towards a digital future including digital monies and assets.

Isn’t 21 always a lucky number?

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are in the US, and stay safe wherever you are.



Matthew Le Merle

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era which manages Blockchain Coinvestors, and of Keiretsu Capital