Coinbase’s 2022 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Outlook Survey

Coinbase’s ($COIN) 2022 Institutional Investor Digital Assets Outlook Survey came out yesterday. You can find it here if you want to read it yourself.

The survey involved 140 institutions representing roughly $2.6 trillion in assets under management. 

We’ve summarized some key points made in the report:

Will crypto move higher over the next 12 months?


  • 62% of institutions increased their allocation to crypto, 12% reported decreases.

Will crypto increase over the long term?

  • 58% expect their assets in crypto to increase over the next three years, 36% to stay the same, and only 6% expect a decrease.

How crypto is deployed or will be deployed within their investment framework.

Main considerations when investing in digital assets.

  • Digital assets offered one of the most attractive opportunities to generate alpha. 
  • Interestingly, yield opportunities were the second highest consideration.

Greatest concern(s) when considering investing.

  • 52% cited an uncertain regulatory environment as a concern when considering investing in cryptocurrencies. 
  • Institutional investors also cited regulatory framework and compliance necessary for future growth.

Other key takeaways:

  • 47% cited Terra Luna’s crash and Three Arrows Capital (3AC) as a call to action for regulators. 
  • 70% cited real-world use and application necessary for growth in the space. 
  • 72% believe digital assets are here to stay (86% among those currently in the space, 64% among those planning to invest in the space). 
  • 58% of investors expect to increase their allocations over the next three years. 
  • 59% are currently using a buy-and-hold approach. 📌

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