Crypto Markets Year End Review - Novum Insights

Read the 2022 Crypto Markets Review - from Ethereum's switch to Proof of Stake, the state of DeFi , and a look to 2023.

2022 has been a tumultuous year for the markets, with traditional asset classes such as bonds experiencing unprecedented levels of volatility, even tech stocks have done poorly. Investor portfolios were heavily impacted, although crypto was not immune from the bear market, analysis of wallets showed that the majority of coins held were not being sold, indicating that this was not a mass exodus, but rather value extraction by large institutions and traders.

This market volatility has overshadowed the great advancements made in the industry. Ethereum rolled out the switch to Proof of Stake, reducing the environmental footprint of the protocol by 98%. There was also a deflationary effect on ETH, with more than $1Bn worth of ETH burned so far.

"Total value locked in Defi has dropped from the peak of $250Bn in Nov 2021 to $43Bn today. Although this is a dramatic decline, there are still 1M transactions per day on just the Ethereum network which is just one protocol. It is difficult to explain this as anything other than continuing use of the blockchain in general and decentralised finance in particular."


We have sponsored Novum Insights' Year End Report for 2022 which goes into detail about the markets and what to expect moving forward. You can view that as a PDF here >> Novum Insights Year End Review 


Talk to us

Related readings

24 Questions Investors Must Ask Their Crypto Fund

Trustology Acquired By Bitpanda

Trustology Gets Full FCA Registration as Cryptoassets Firm

TrustVault. The Safest Crypto Account for Institutional Investors

High Yields Ahead - New Voyager DeFi Fund Backed By Trustology Custody



Stay up-to-date with the latest crypto news and events with Bitpanda Custody. Over 2000 subscribers receive our monthly roundup of what made the headlines, upcoming events that institutions need to know about and the latest developments in crypto custody and to our TrustVault platform. Be in the know, sign up today.

Signup Now