11 Areas for government assistance

DOI: 10.4324/9781003193975-11

Learning objectives

  • Review the regulatory framework for crowdfunding
  • Explore the role of blockchain technology in regulatory compliance and security
  • Examine government’s efforts towards the development of crowdfunding


The global markets for crowdfunding ventures have expanded at a rapid rate during the last few years. Crowdfunding has garnered increasing global attention in the fields of economics, politics and regulation due to the almost €50 billion raised globally between 2010 and 2017 (Chervyakov and Rocholl 2019). The market is dominated by United States-based platforms that have raised a total of €25.8 billion. The European Union comes in second with ...

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