Cointelegraph Research report analyzes GameFi’s bumper 2021 and trends for 2022


This March, Cointelegraph Research will release a 30-page report about GameFi — the term used to describe the marriage of blockchain-based games with decentralized finance (DeFi). The report analyzes five popular play-to-earn (P2E) games, the economics of GameFi and the future development of an industry responsible for more than 55% of all crypto transactions in the last quarter of 2021.

In collaboration with multiple partners including Konvoy Ventures, Game7, Forte, Animoca Brands and others, the Cointelegraph Consulting Research report will evaluate the strength of in-game economies, the GameFi industry’s future challenges and potential ways to overcome them.

The report dives into five popular P2E games and compares the titles on balance deposited, number of active users and volume of transactions. The games will also receive one to five scores for gameplay and tokenomics. Economic activity on GameFi exploded in 2021 and entire economies developed. This report explores the economics of digital economies. It makes a case for a free-market economic model based on strong property rights.

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Providing useful information about GameFi

You don’t need to be a seasoned pro to find nuggets of useful information in this report. The report gives a broad overview of the GameFi industry with easy-to-digest data on five of the most popular P2E games. You’ll find informative charts and analyses of important concepts relevant to the GameFi industry and how the early trailblazers developed in 2021. An example of the data you can expect is in the chart below:

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The chart shows the balance players have invested (in USD) in each game, representing how much value players place on their in-game material. The number of daily active users (measured by unique wallet addresses) is shown over a 30-day moving average. Volume represents the daily amount of incoming value (USD) to the game. Finally, each game is scored for its gameplay and tokenomics factors.

Property rights online for the first time

Before GameFi, the game worlds didn’t let players genuinely own their in-game assets. GameFi stores in-game material as unique tokens as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and lets owners sell them on free markets for a price of their choice. Crypto gaming has grown in popularity as players collect and trade virtual assets. This generated dependable income for the game developers at the same time that it created value for players.