My Favorite Cryptos for 2022: Bitcoin, NFT and More

Did you know that there are 7,375 active coins today? This ranges from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which was the first cryptocurrency and is the largest today by market capitalization, to NFTs and the Metaverse, and everything in between.

But it is impossible to track so many different cryptos, so you have to focus on a few. Once you understand the future of money and know what metrics you need to follow, then you can make your own choice of good cryptos to follow.

Here is my own list of cryptos that I will follow closely in 2022:


Bitcoin (price in India) is the big mom of the crypto universe. And it had a great year – massive price increases, the launch of an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in the United States, and recognition as legal tender in one country (El Salvador). I think 2022 will be another great year for Bitcoin.

2. Blockchains

I’m a blockchain architect so it makes sense for me to track the cryptos of the blockchains I use the most. These are:

  • Binance (BNB)
  • Gimbal (ADA)
  • Ether (ETH)
  • Peas (DOT)
  • Polygon (MATIC)
  • Solana (SOL)

Then there are 2 blockchains that I currently don’t use but should be part of my portfolio – Algorand (ALGO) and Terra (LUNA).

3. NFT Cryptos and Metaverse

Facebook’s recent name change intrigued a lot of people. Well, to put it simply, the Metaverse is a parallel digital universe where you can create your digital avatar and do all sorts of cool things – learn, play, party, and more.

The best example would be the movie Avatar – remember how the hero switches between the human version and the big blue version? In fact, the best way to understand the Metaverse is to watch these movies – Avatar, Inception, Iron Man, Matrix, Minority Report, Ready Player One, and Wreck-it Ralph.

I’m a big fan of the metaverse. I remember using Second Life in the early 2000s. Yes, the metaverse is not a new concept. It’s been around since the 1970s!

I’m also a big fan of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and I work on the Human Talent NFT project.

As I am very bullish on NFTs and the Metaverse, I will be following these cryptos closely:

  • Axie Infinity (AXS)
  • Chiliz (CHZ)
  • Enjin Coin (ENJ)
  • Flow (FLOW)
  • Decentralized (MANA)
  • The sandbox (SAND)
  • Theta (THETA)
  • Tezos (XTZ)

4. Web 3.0 ciphers

Web 1.0 was the first stage of the Internet where there were a few content creators and a large number of consumers. And the content was mostly static.

Web 2.0 is the current version of the Internet where there is a huge amount of user-generated content – blogs, social media and much more. The biggest problem with Web 2.0 is that a few large organizations control/own most of the data.

Web 3.0 is the next version of the Internet that will emphasize the decentralization of data. Technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain are expected to propel Web 3.0

My favorite Web 3.0 cryptos are:

  • Arweave (AR)
  • Audius (AUDIO)
  • Bittorent (BTT)
  • Filecoin (FIL)
  • Helium (HNT)
  • Livepeer (LPT)
  • Siacoin (SC)
  • Batteries (STX)
  • The graph (GRT)

5. Others

In the blockchain world, there is a big problem: transferring data from the outside world to a smart contract. This is the problem that the oracles solve. They act as middleware between smart contracts and external data sources. That’s why I will follow Chainlink (LINK), the most popular oracle.

People take their privacy very seriously. That’s why I’m going to follow Monero (XMR), the most popular privacy coin.

Which cryptos will you follow in 2022?

Rohas Nagpal is the author of the Future Money Playbook and chief blockchain architect of the Wrapped Asset Project. He is also a retired amateur boxer and hacker. You can follow him on LinkedIn.

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