Sygnum Bank ’22 Outlook: tipping point for institutional crypto adoption

Sygnum Bank has published its Digital Asset Outlook 2022 report, analysing the developments that shaped the crypto industry in 2021 and providing a strategic outlook for the market and its key sectors and trends for the year ahead. Key report takeaways include:

  • A tipping point has been reached where asset class maturity and regulatory clarity have passed the threshold for institutional investors to make significant allocations
  • Innovations in decentralisation, scalability and security are driving growth in applications as well as the mainstreaming of user adoption and a diverse range of use cases across multiple segments
  • Web3 presents the next frontier in digital assets with key tokens appreciating more than 2,000 percent in 2021 and blockchain-based gaming and metaverse-related projects gaining momentum

This comprehensive 32-page report is split into three parts:

Part I: Crypto market developments – This section covers key structural shifts including the move to mainstream user adoption, the present tipping point for investor fund flows and the supportive macro-backdrop. Also included is the solving of the bottlenecks of cost, speed and throughput via new innovations and a shift by regulators from scepticism to pragmatism. Key trends explored include expanding corporate use-cases, a potential flippening from Bitcoin to Ethereum, and the emerging metaverse ecosystem.

Part II: Key market segment outlook – This section includes the resolution of longstanding issues in the blockchain protocol layer and the growth of applications and use-cases building-off these newly scalable protocol layers like DeFi, Web3, gaming and the metaverse. A diverse range of market segments are also analysed, including NFTs, stablecoins, asset tokenization and Security Token Offerings (STOs).

Part III: Trends in Focus – In this section, we look at the defining year for Venture Capital, the large investments into custody solutions triggered by ramped-up institutional adoption, and the positive impact of increasing regulatory clarity in leading jurisdictions.

says: “We now see the scope of blockchain-fuelled decentralisation accelerating beyond financial applications into a broader range of sectors and use cases that have the potential to touch almost every facet of life. This will transform many industries and greatly expand the universe of crypto assets.”

Katalin Tischhauser, Sygnum’s Head of Discretionary Solutions and Research

adds “2021 was the year when the consensus shifted to accepting that crypto assets are here to stay. Looking forward, our medium-term outlook for the market is strongly bullish as all the key macro drivers point in a positive direction – a rare state for any asset class. In 2022, we expect to see another strong year of continued innovation and growth”.

Fabian Dori, Sygnum’s Deputy Group CEO and Head of Asset Management

The full report can be downloaded here:


Media Contact:
Philippe Blangey
T: +41 79 785 46 32
E: [email protected]

Corporate Contact:
Dominic Castley
T: +41 58 508 21 01
E: [email protected]

Sygnum Bank AG
Uetlibergstrasse 134a
8045 Zürich


This document is purely for educational purposes and has been issued by Sygnum Group. It is not intended for distribution, publication, or use in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, or use would be unlawful, nor is it aimed at any person or entity to whom it would be unlawful to address such a marketing communication. It does not constitute an offer or a recommendation to subscribe, purchase, sell or hold any security or financial instrument. It contains the opinions of Sygnum Group, as at the date of issue. These opinions and the information contained herein do not take into account an individual‘s specific circumstances, objectives, or needs. No representation is made that any investment or strategy is suitable or appropriate to individual circumstances or that any investment or strategy constitutes personalized investment advice to any investor. Therefore, you must verify the above and all other information provided in the document or otherwise review it with your external advisors. Some investment products and services, including custody, may be subject to legal restrictions or may not be available worldwide on an unrestricted basis. The information and analysis contained herein are based on sources considered as reliable. Sygnum Group uses its best efforts to ensure the timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of the information contained in this document. Nevertheless, all information indicated herein may change without notice.

Read next article

Contact Sygnum Singapore

I am a
Submit Mandatory fields

Local restrictions – Provision of cross-border services

It looks like you are using a computer with an IP address located outside of Switzerland.
If you are located in Switzerland, please click “Continue” to access the Sygnum Bank AG (Sygnum) website.

If you are not located in Switzerland, please read below.

This website and the information contained herein are addressed solely to persons residing or domiciled in Switzerland.

Sygnum is a regulated bank supervised by the Swiss Market Financial Authority (FINMA). The products and services on this website are authorised in Switzerland. Sygnum cannot promote its products and services in other countries where it is not authorised by the supervisory authority of that country to do so.

If you click on “Continue” to visit this website, you confirm that you have read and understood the above and you are visiting this website on your own initiative without any active promotion or solicitation from Sygnum.

Investor qualification

The following content is available to qualified investors. Please confirm your details below to visit this page, or please see our other digital asset updates here.

Security alert

Stay alert to fraudulent communications. Sygnum will never post messages on social media or private messaging applications regarding Sygnum banking access or logins. If you have concerns, contact us.