Scalability Outlook in 2022

Written by EmergentX Insights team

February 22, 2022 | 1 Min

  • Decentralized infrastructure becomes more robust, with more efficient chains and
    interoperable solutions driving new use cases in NFT, DeFi, GameFi etc.
  • Projects and funds flow to those solutions that enhance the scalability and
    interoperability of blockchain networks.
  • Improvements in efficiency and security of scaling and cross-chain solutions help
    projects reach their full potential.

Core thesis

Scalability has become the holy grail of the digital assets industry. The ever-increasing
number of blockchain networks emphasized the need for cost-efficient transfers.

Significance and Disruptive Impacts

The Blockchain Trilemma has been a hurdle to prevent projects, or more broadly, the
decentralized economy from reaching its full potential and broad adoption. 2022 will see
how far developers can go to keep a blockchain as decentralized, scalable and secure as
possible. Resources (in the form of developer efforts and investments) have supported
projects that position themselves as potential solutions.

Expectation for 2022

  • Decentralized infrastructure becomes more robust
    Decentralized infrastructure is the backbone of the decentralized economy. More
    efficient chains and interoperability between different blockchain networks will drive
    new use cases in DeFi, GameFi, NFTs, etc.
  • Scaling solutions achieve great progress in 2022
    Scaling solutions (modular over monolithic) have shown more progress than
    expected in 2021.
  • Projects add layer-2 solutions
    Projects across the spectrum will add layer-2 solutions to lower gas fees and
    achieve their full potential.

EmergentX Digital Asset 2022 Outlook

Year of Consilience

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