We believe the pace of change is going to start picking up in the new year. In Chinese astrology, 2021 was the Year of the Ox (so think slow, steady, plowing of the fields). In 2022, it’s the Year of the Water Tiger, so you can expect all the symbolism of an energetic tiger energy, coupled with the fluidity, emotions, and transparency of water. As such, we predict some of the following:
NFTs to start moving beyond digital collectibles and art
DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) to gain more legal recognition (e.g. DAOs now recognized in Wyoming)
- Builders starting to realize the importance of scaleable blockchain infrastructure
Blockchain patents starting to be enforced
- Applications to start leveraging more micropayment capabilities
Law enforcement to start catching up with all the scams in crypto, NFTs, etc.
Gamification and eSports to have a bigger influence on the metaverse across multiple industries
- AI, VR, AR, Blockchain & even 5G will continue to shape metaverse infrastructure
Using the symbolism of a “water tiger” as an analogy, we foresee a swift leap in technological advances, but also a swift leap in crack-downs (justice), out of a sea of emotions (so expect them to be running high). This may mean great losses for those who sought quick gains over the last few years, without laying or building upon firm foundations, or great gains for those who stayed focused in a sea of noise and distractions.
Like any predictions, take note that things are always unfolding, and unpredictable changes always occur, no matter how good our past data or pattern recognition abilities. As the financial adage goes, “past performance does not guarantee of future results.”
What are you going to be focusing on, or looking out for, in 2022? Let us know in the comments.
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