Claim: Crypto start-ups/projects hit by layoffs due to falling cryptocurrency prices
So far this is the list of crypto-startups/projects which has planned/confirmed/affected layoffs
ETCDev - One of the Ethereum Classic Development group
This is the video post from Steemit CEO Ned Scott confirming the news:
Also, there is an update on Steemit
ETC Dev is a development group for Ethereum Classic and has confirmed shutting down their services due to lack of funding. They seem to have some conflict with the core Ethereum Classic development group as well.
Spankchain is a blockchain based adult website has confirmed downsizing atleast 30% of their workforce.
Consensys which is an international blockchain firm has not confirmed any layoffs but CEO Joseph Lubin has confirmed they are going for restructuring which involves shutting down underperforming projects and possible layoffs.
US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has confirmed laying off employees.
Civil is a blockchain based media startup which promotes community-based journalism has not confirmed layoffs but some of the journalists hired during the launch said they have not received their salary paid in CIVIL tokens since their token launch failed and CIVIL has not fully refunded the token amount.
Coinfloor is one of the oldest crypto-exchange based in the UK has confirmed laying off most of its employees.
The layoffs are not extensive across global crypto markets but are happening in some of them. Others seem to have reserves to run for a longer time.