Blockchain holds strong as FinTech venture funding dips

Blockchain technology continues to command a fair share of venture funding for fintech, one of the hottest venture capital (VC) targets worldwide. While the number of deals and the total value of fintech VC investment ebbed in Q3 2016, activity is expected to rebound in the fourth quarter and in 2017, according to a global analysis of venture fintech funding by KPMG and CB Insights. The Q3 slowdown in VC fintech funding was due to the lack of $1 billion-plus mega-deals. The total dollars invested this quarter was also less than half of that in Q3 2015. Read more: