Trends Within the Trend
Part of our special research report
State of the NFT Market | Q1 2022
In partnership with CryptoSlam
What major use cases or trends will we see in the NFT space in 2022?
Trend 1: Mass adoption. Currently, we estimate there are around 1 million unique wallets globally that have been used to buy, sell or hold NFTs. We believe this number will rise sharply as more companies and developers create NFTs to engage fans, art lovers and attract other new users. The trend of creating or buying NFT avatars for use as profile pictures will continue to grow as well.
Trend 2: GameFi. Traditional free-to-play developers will jump on the bandwagon of blockchain games, NFTs and play-to-earn by the end of 2022. This game genre will no longer be driven solely by crypto native developers.
Trend 3: Disruption of traditional markets such as music, ticketing and entertainment, etc. We will see new NFT models with the potential to disrupt these industries. One possibility is the emergence of a class of NFTs that allow revenue participation via smart contracts, rewarding every person in the value chain including composers, artists, musicians, producers and collectors/whales.
Trend 4: Dynamic NFTs and the integration of real-world events. NFTs started as static images but have evolved to incorporate different features. In 2022, we will see further integration of real-world information such as weather and stock data into NFTs. Basically, any real-world data can flow into NFTs and cause the NFT to evolve.
Disruption of traditional markets such as music, ticketing and entertainment, etc. We will see new NFT models with the potential to disrupt these industries.
special research report: State of the NFT Market
table of contents
The NFT Market By the Numbers
Blockchains and NFTs
The Rise and Rise of NFTs | Interview: Charles d’Haussy
NFT Avatars — A New Identity
Trends Driving NFTs Growth
Trends Within the Trend | Interview: Helen Hai
Asia Primed for NFT Growth
Getting Creative | Interview with Audrey Ou
Metaverse Set to Boost NFTs
The Metaverse Conquest | Interview: Sébastien Borget
NFTs Behind the Pictures | Interview: Reeve Collins
The Boost From Blockchain Gaming
NFT Marketplace Competition Heats Up
NFT Marketplace Rivals’ Arrival | Interview: Zach Burks
New Investors and Investments
NFT Hacks and Scams
Regulations on the Radar
Decoupling of NFTs from Cryptocurrencies
Challenges to Address