The aim of this research work is to answer the question of whether the current forms of financing for business development will continue to be the relevant forms or whether crypto currencies will be an alternative financing instrument.The present research work evaluates the prospects for success of crypto currencies in Germany and compares them with other forms of financing. In order to answer the research question, a theoretical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the individual forms of financing was carried out. On the other hand, an online survey was carried out, which was aimed at companies from the German blockchain market, start-ups and the real estate sector.The findings of this study show that the regulated forms of financing are judged to be safe and justifiable. It can be assumed that they will continue to account for the largest share. Crypto currencies will expand their potential as an alternative form of financing when regulations and collateral are in place.