The year 2020 brought into the mainstream consciousness an important concern about Bitcoin (BTC): energy consumption. This led to some questions about the need for sustainable, green energy within the cryptocurrency industry, and the community responded to those concerns, making sustainability a priority. With humanity facing the threat of climate change, the most serious problem for our planet, the trend toward more green solutions must remain in the coming year and decades.
Another important trend that will definitely remain in the coming years is the Metaverse. Building a digitalized dimension where users can buy, sell, play, interact and more looks futuristic enough already, but the future is quickly approaching. I am certain many brands will enter the Metaverse space this year, experimenting with this emerging sector. Let’s just not make it a centralized hell — rather, let’s create a decentralized heaven.
But that’s just my opinion. To gain more insight on the matter, I reached out to different experts from the crypto and blockchain industry, asking them: “What lies ahead for crypto and blockchain in 2022? What are your personal expectations for the year?”