Many people have been affected by the corona outbreak. People who have lost their jobs are now relying on government help to survive the pandemic. They are also looking at short term loans from private financial institutions like But others are trying their luck on cryptocurrency mainly because the blockchain industry seem to be unaffected by the virus. Let’s take a look further.

The corona pandemic has affected many aspects of the cryptocurrency markets and the blockchain as a whole. Due to the outbreak of COVID 19, over fifty percent of the encryption conventions in 2020 were cancelled or delayed, and mining producers needed to shut down equipment development in China. Simultaneously, other companies took advantage of new options by digitizing business procedures and bringing employees online.

It appears that in terms of capital, the roadmap of the 20 largest crypto projects is not affected by the Coronavirus. This is because the implementation of key updates designed for 2020 is done by the blockchain rather than by personnel, and the staff required are working within a decentralized manner.

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For companies in the blockchain industry, this move can reduce the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic. Major blockchain analysis companies (Elliptic, CipherTrace, and Chainalysis) report that they have cut their entire staff or budget, or may do so in the future. The marketing aspect is another point that can reduce the spending of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology companies. Many blockchain companies have already canceled meetings and other conventions.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Large cryptocurrency exchanges (such as Kraken, Gemini, OKEx, and Bitstamp) do not seem to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and report increased user logins and transaction volumes. Binance ’s monthly futures trading report shows that by January 2020, the exchange ’s futures contract trading volume increased by 85%. In February, OKEx exchange OKChain was launched in the test network and its first decentralized financial application OKEx DEx, followed by the purchase of the Fiat gateway service “Buy Crypto”, which allows users to convert their Fiat to cryptocurrency in March.

The large-scale spread of coronavirus in Asia does not hinder the launch of Huobi Thailand. The other two major cryptocurrency exchanges-Poloniex and Bitfinex-did not postpone the planned launch this month-LaunchBase or Staking Rewards.

Vincent Poon, the company ’s vice president, said: “Since most of our business is digital, the pandemic has no real impact on our growth.” Bithumb Global ’s CMO Sunny Ng added that the company has accelerated diversification Development of trading products.

Ali Beikverdi, the founder and CEO of exchange software provider bitHolla, said that existing cryptocurrency exchanges used the company’s Exchange Kit software to achieve record transaction volumes. Beikverdi added: “This may be because more and more people are segregating online and trying to make a living through online cryptocurrencies.”

However, according to Beikverdi, potential exchange operators who want to start an exchange business are increasingly hesitant, causing providers to delay advertising and marketing content and reduce the creation of new content.