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What does 2022 hold for blockchain, crypto assets, DeFi and NFTs?

What does 2022 hold for blockchain, crypto assets, DeFi and NFTs?

It’s hard to believe we’re already quarter of the year. In just a few months, we have seen incredible milestones reached in the blockchain space. The industry has continued to grow and evolve at an astonishing pace, with no signs of slowing down.

Below is my conversation with Miko Matsumura, a general partner at gCC (Gumi Cryptos Capital), a Silicon Valley investment fund with over $400 million in assets, including investments from startup in unicorns like OpenSea, Yield Guild Games, Celsius Network, VEGA Protocol, Qredo and 1inch Network.

So what can we expect next year? Here are some 2022 predictions for blockchain, crypto assets, DeFi and NFTs:

1. The rise of privacy-centric coins

As we saw following the Facebook data breach, people are increasingly concerned about their privacy online. Privacy-centric coins like Monero and Zcash will see a surge in popularity as more people seek to protect their data.

2. DeFi integration

DeFi is still in its infancy, but we can expect it to go mainstream in 2022. More and more people will start using DeFi products such as lending and borrowing platforms, exchanges and wallets.

3. The growth of NFTs

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are still in their infancy, but we can expect strong growth in their usage and popularity. More games, collectibles, and other apps will start using NFTs.

4. The rise of blockchain-based gaming

Blockchain-based gaming is still in its infancy, but we can expect to see more games, collectibles, and other applications using blockchain technology.

5. The Rise of Regulated Exchanges

As the cryptocurrency industry grows, we will see an increasing number of regulated exchanges, which will, in turn, be subject to more stringent regulations from governments and financial institutions.

6. Growth of Ethereum

Ethereum is still the dominant blockchain platform, and we can expect continued growth in this area over the next 12 months, with more companies using Ethereum to build their applications.

7. The rise of blockchain-based identification systems

We will see an increasing number of businesses and governments adopting blockchain-based identification systems. These systems will provide greater security and privacy for users’ personal data.

8. The growth of AI-based trading

The popularity of AI-based trading will continue to rise over the next year. More and more investors will start using AI-based platforms to trade cryptocurrencies and other assets.

9. The Rise of Stablecoins

Stablecoins will continue to be popular in 2022 as people increasingly seek stability in the crypto market. We will see more and more companies and governments adopting stablecoins as a means of payment.

10. The rise of blockchain-based healthcare

We will see strong growth in blockchain-based healthcare over the next year. More and more hospitals and clinics will start using blockchain technology to store and share patient data.

11. The Rise of Smart Contracts

Smart contracts will continue to grow in popularity in 2022, with more companies using them to automate their operations.

12. The growth of blockchain-based advertising

We will see a lot of growth in the area of ​​blockchain-based advertising. For example, more and more companies will start using blockchain technology to track and verify their advertising campaigns.

13. The rise of decentralized social networks

Decentralized social networks will continue to grow in popularity over the next year as they provide greater privacy and security for user data.

Last words

We can expect to see a lot of growth and change in the blockchain space over the next year. These are just a few of the things that will happen in 2022, so stay tuned for more updates!


Olga MacOlga V. Mack is the CEO of Talk Pro, a next-generation contract management company that pioneered online trading technology. Olga embraces legal innovation and has dedicated her career to improving and shaping the future of law. She is convinced that the legal profession will emerge even stronger, more resilient and more inclusive than before by embracing technology. Olga is also an award-winning general counsel, operations professional, startup consultant, speaker, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur. She founded the Women sit on boards movement that advocates for women to serve on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. She wrote Come on board: win your ticket to a seat on the board of directors and Fundamentals of smart contract security. You can follow Olga on Twitter @olgavmack.