Digital Assets and Blockchain: 2022-23 Key Trends

2022 has been a defining year for digital assets and blockchain, as governments move from a watch and wait position to delivering regulatory frameworks and taking strides to harness the potential of the technology.

Whilst concerns still surround certain applications and how best to balance investor protection whilst stimulating growth, some clear trends have emerged as to what it is that policy makers, regulators, industry and practitioners need to look out for.

In this publication, we set out our top 10 digital assets and blockchain trends that we are seeing this year:

  1. AML and Sanctions
  2. DeFi
  3. ESG
  4. NFTs
  5. Security Tokens
  6. Stablecoins / CBDCs
  7. Financial promotions of cryptoassets
  8. Market surveillance
  9. Interoperability
  10. Tax


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Authored by Sharon Lewis, John Salmon, Elizabeth Boison, Andrew McGinty, Leopold von Gerlach, Luke Grubb, and Lavan Thasarathakumar.

Sharon Lewis
John Salmon
Elizabeth Boison
Washington, D.C.
Andrew McGinty
Hong Kong
Leopold von Gerlach
Luke Grubb
Lavan Thasarathakumar


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