My predictions for 2022 are as follows, in no particular order of significance.
These are fun and speculative — so come play along:
Tesla overtakes Apple in market cap, surpassing $3 trillion as Tesla accelerates its competitive advantages across all facets of AI, supply chain, loyalty, etc.
BAYC pays +$6.5 million for a 30-second Superbowl ad (which is equivalent to royalty fees on some days). Top Pfps moon
AI-powered Discord bots learn from user behavior and drive retention and engagement like never before (akin to Twitter or Facebook feeds). AI-powered mods are indistinguishable from human mods and can talk to you if you feel lonely
Dozens of major consumer brands jump into NFTs to advertise to the web3 audience on Twitter, an audience that cannot be reached through any other marketing channel (who looks at Facebook ads these days??)
Many of the brands’ NFT projects won’t retain value but are excellent flips
A major law firm like Kirkland & Ellis or Cravath will acquire an NFT legal tech. start-up and plant a flagpole in advisory services for cryptonatives
Insurance companies will partner with exercise-to-earn platforms that allow you to monitor your activity and be rewarded not just with tokens, but lower insurance bills. Think sneakers with an RFID chip that connects to your phone or smartwatch
Exactly 6.9 NFT bull/bear markets will occur in 2022 as cycles accelerate
Multiple large edition NFT projects that mint out at 0.08 eth will do what BAYC did in 2021 and hit billion-dollar market caps
Environmental/social activists/politicians launch DAOs to fundraise
Mercenary gamers != Hardcore gamers: the gaming/P2E market saturates as dozens of P2E games, like during pfp summer, launch each day eventually going through a valley of death/reckoning
$ASH marketplace (by Pak) launches with reduced royalty rates (lower than 2.5% on OpenSea/NG), driving rapid adoption by NFT artists. Website crashes due to exponential demand and people complain
$ASH surpasses $500 million market cap
Punks will continue to lose market share as attention shifts to more innovative projects
Pak launches and sells out an NFT project that surpasses 100k unique wallets/buyers
Chunk monk gets his tattoo
Currently working on a community funded DAO for environmental activism! Was excited to see you include that!