We have seen in 2021 the crypto market be in a bear run, but can this keep going into 2022 or will it all come crumbling down and will people lose a lot of there investments. Many have said that bitcoin is a scam and has no value as it holds no application, its just 0 and 1s.
Following an online survey of almost 5,000 users, trading platform CoinList recently released its report on the crypto industry’s future.
The responses covered a range of topics from the dominance of specific blockchain platforms to the use cases for NFTs, indicating that the market is pretty optimistic about 2022.
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In its end-of-the-year crypto report, token issuance platform CoinList surveyed nearly 5,000 of its community members, who shared their predictions on Bitcoinâ€™s price, Layer-1 platforms, use cases for NFTs, and everything in between.
CoinList enables users to buy, trade, and earn new crypto assets before they list on other exchanges. It was among the first platforms to offer users novel cryptocurrencies such as Filecoin (FILE), Flow (FLOW), and Solana (SOL) and was, at least in part, responsible for the rise in popularity they saw in the past year.
When asked what type of projects they would like to see more of on CoinList next year, the majority of users said gaming. The same enthusiasm was applied to decentralized finance, with over 52% of the surveyâ€™s respondents saying they would like more DeFi tokens available.
Trailing closely behind were NFTs, with 41.6% of its users supporting the asset class that exploded in 2021.
The part of the market that believes the future of the industry lies in gaming also has pretty strong opinions on which games will propel its growth. According to the survey, Gods Unchained has the biggest potential to become the most popular blockchain game next year, followed closely by Axie Infinity.
With even the legacy tech giants such as Facebook joining in on the craze, the market firmly believes that metaverse environments and gaming will become the main use cases for NFTs next year.
While CoinList and its users acknowledged Ethereumâ€™s position as a leader in DeFi, the survey showed that there was still significant demand for other blockchain platforms. More than half of the respondents said they planned on interacting with Solana the most in 2022. Over 55% of users said that they believed Solana would be the closest to Ethereumâ€™s market cap by the end of 2022.
Binance Smart Chain was the second most popular choice, with just over 48% of respondents saying they will be using it in 2022. Just over 38% of users believe that it has the potential to be the third-largest blockchain by the end of next year.
Trailing closely behind was Polkadot with just 47.8%, whose parachain auctions propelled it to the top of the DeFi market this quarter. Scaling platforms Polygon and Avalanche were chosen by 25% of respondents, while Cosmos and Terra both remained below 20%.
The marketâ€™s focus on DeFi doesnâ€™t mean it isnâ€™t looking forward to interacting with Bitcoin. According to the survey, almost half of CoinListâ€™s users believe Bitcoin will be worth between $100,000 and $150,000 in 2022. Over 28% of respondents believe it will stay below $100,000, while only 6.1% believe it will surpass $250,000.
El Salvadorâ€™s ambitious Bitcoin plans have led many to consider the impact introducing a cryptocurrency as legal tender would have on other countries. Over 87% of the surveyâ€™s respondents are confident other central banks would follow in El Salvadorâ€™s footsteps and accept digital assets as legal tender. Just 12.7% believe that this is a far-fetched idea that wonâ€™t gain traction.