In the crypto space, 2021 was the year of meme coins, the rise of NFTs, DeFi, and the Metaverse in the second half of the year. With the New Year already started, we will look at 3 key crypto themes investors can ride to fully take advantage of crypto investing.

Theme #1 Ethereum 2.0

Ethereum 2.0 is one of the most awaited events in the cryptocurrency space in 2022. The world's second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap is transitioning from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, which aims to fix the low processing speed and reduce transaction costs.

Theme #2 Metaverse

Another essential theme to watch out for in 2022 is the Metaverse gaming trend. Metaverse as a concept only started to take shape with Facebook changing its name to Meta and Microsoft's Metaverse. Two of the biggest Metaverse gaming platforms are The Sandbox and Decentraland.

Theme #3 Regulation

One of the biggest unknowns is how the upcoming regulation will impact the crypto space. Investors should expect the new legislation to cool down the market. The strongest projects in the crypto space will be the winners, while shady meme coins will be the ultimate losers.

Looking forward: 2022 is expected to be another good year for the cryptocurrency community if the rising trends in integration, innovation, and adoption continue growing.