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The top trends to watch in 2022 and beyond

With the continued growth and buzz surrounding the rapidly maturing digital assets space throughout 2021, one could be forgiven for overlooking that the technology is still in its infancy. While bitcoin (and other major cryptocurrencies) have moved ever closer to gaining acceptability within mainstream traditional finance, a multitude of other emerging trends within the cryptosphere have supplanted it with respect to the wider adoption of blockchain technology. In this special briefing report, we examine and critically review seven of the biggest trends and chart how they will continue to shape the evolution of the space in 2022 and beyond.



What will you discover?

  • How institutional crypto investment, organisational applications of distributed technologies, and other major trends, are fuelling adoption of digital assets.

  • How blockchain is reshaping the core value propositions of other innovative technologies.

  • How digital assets are playing a growing role in tackling several of the major challenges of our times, including operational (in)efficiencies, environmental sustainability, and digital security.

Who should read this report?

  • Executives, companies, and organisations that provide digital transformation services or that wish to understand more about the market.

  • Governments, regulatory authorities, policymakers and financial organisations looking to adopt innovative digital technologies.

  • Researchers, analysts, educators, strategy managers, and academic institutions looking for insights into the market to determine future strategies.

About the Author



Founder & Principal

James McKay is an independent research consultant with multi-market expertise in the design and end-to-end implementation of custom research projects.


As principal and founder of McKayResearch, he has 14 years’ experience providing strategic research services both to the world’s leading market intelligence firms and a growing portfolio of private clients that include legal consultancies and investment firms. His research instruments and analyses have been widely published by a variety of technology and business publications, including the Financial Times.


On a personal level, James’s experience in varied sectors makes him at home with the multi-faceted application of digital assets in the worlds of tech and industry and he is passionate about contributing to a greater understanding of this rapidly evolving space.

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