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As we approach 2022 – or The Year This All Went Mainstream –’s Aussie crew have already made some of the big calls for the new, decentralised year ahead. Get a pen.

Crypto predictions for 2022 and the critical trends to watch:

Cryptocurrency markets enjoyed a volatile 2021. Total market cap passed $3trn in November when Bitcoin and ether hit their highs, before settling back towards $2.5trn in December. Cryptocurrencies remain at a fraction of the value of other asset classes such as gold, stocks and treasury bonds. Here’s an essential peek at’s 10 key trends for 2022.

Meanwhile…  prominent cryptocurrencies were lower on Tuesday after spending most of the Christmas weekend and Monday in positive territory. By US markets’ close, bitcoin was down 6.41%, Ethereum was off by 5.94%, while Litecoin was lower by 7.75%.

US crypto market mid-day: Falls as transaction costs rise

Many of the largest cryptocurrency assets by market capitalisation were down more than 5% early Tuesday in US trading as rising transaction costs continued to eat away at mining profits.

Around midday EST (UTC-5), Bitcoin fell to $48,650 per unit. Ethereal was trading more than 8% below its pre-Christmas rally at $3,816 per unit, while other popular assets such as Polkadot and Shiba Inu were down by more than 10%.

Vulcan Forged (PYR) price prediction: Will it resume its rally?

Vulcan Forged is a game studio, NFT marketplace, and decentralised application (dApps) incubator built on Ethereum, Polygon and Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Here’s the project and the latest predictions for the coin’s price in 2022 and beyond.

WILD price prediction: can Wider World rebound in ’22?

The Metaverse is a developing trend that’s taken the crypto community by storm. Wilder World (WILD), a metaverse token, reached its all-time high of $7.60 on 16 November 2021. Following a bearish cycle, Wilder World coin value retraced to $3.38 on 20 December and slightly rebounded to $4.04 by 27 December.

Will the wilder world cryptocurrency recover its losses and restart a bull run?

And finally…

Crypto will challenge gold prices in 2022: CA gold trader

Gold will face increasing competition with cryptocurrencies in 2022, one precious metals trader told Robert Levy, managing director of Vancouver, Canada-based Border Gold, called crypto “the never-ending story.”

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