Binance Research: 2023 Is Looking Up Despite Q4 Market Cap Decrease

The Binance Research team outlines downtrends across several verticles but sees a small boost to begin 2023.

Binance Research Quarter 4 Report

A team at Binance Research released its State of Crypto: Market Pulse report for Quarter 4 of 2022. Consisting mostly of graphs and data, the report highlighted how the year ended with a general downward trend, but several indications show a strong 2023 could be on the way.

The 45-page report of slides, released on January 27, reviewed several key verticles across the industry and gave a general assessment of the industry’s end-of-the-year performance. The overall market pulse is still positive despite the 15% decline in the market capitalization of the industry.

Here are some of the trends from industry verticles in the report:

  • Layer 1s: General downtrend with Solana as an outlier
  • DeFi: Long downtrend across 2022
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs): Down in Q4 but up for all of 2022.
  • GameFi: Dominates Web3 with 80% market share.

Despite the overall downward trend in the market, Binance Research sees a small pick-up to begin in 2023. Prices have been readjusted and the bottom appears to be in.

Read the full report from the researchers JieXuan Chua, Shivam Sharma, Kaushik Guduru, and Mac Naggar here.

What is Binance Research:

Binance Research is the research arm of Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange. The team is committed to delivering objective, independent, and comprehensive analysis and aims to be the thought leader in the crypto space. Our analysts publish insightful thought pieces regularly on topics related but not limited to, the crypto ecosystem, blockchain technologies, and the latest market themes.

Where to find Binance Research:

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What is Binance:

Binance positions itself as the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and crypto-asset infrastructure provider with a financial product suite that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. The Binance platform aims to increase the freedom of money for users and features a comprehensive portfolio of crypto-asset products and offerings, including trading and finance, education, data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization, and infrastructure solutions.

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