Review: Chainlink 2022 in numbers and graphs


  • LINK registered a 75% price drop in 2022, Chainlink however registered multiple milestones.
  • The oracle’s Transaction Value Enabled surpassed $6.9 trillion with over 700,000 performed checks.
  • The oracle registered builder activity all over the globe.
  • The year also saw researchers develop an FSS prototype and DESO alpha proofs that provided solutions to critical challenges.

2022 was a highly productive year for WEB3 protocols like Chainlink and Solana, but bearish for cryptocurrencies.

Chainlink registered multiple milestones throughout the year, and its native coin, LINK, dropped from $23.5 in January to $5.7 in December 2022, losing 75% of its value.

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle built on the Ethereum blockchain. The oracle facilitates the transfer of tamper-proof data from off-chain sources to on-chain smart contracts. 

Its feeds connect blockchains with payments, events, prices, scores, and other real-world data.

Chainlink 2022 highlights

Oracle’s Transaction value enabled (TVE) surpassed $6.9 trillion, supported by many developers and projects.

TVE measures the aggregate monetary value of transactions facilitated by a protocol. You calculate it by getting the sum of the USD value of transactions that passed through the protocol. In this case, users passed $6.9 trillion worth through the Chainlink oracle.

Chainlink Data Feeds expanded across new blockchains and layer 2s, including Solana, a non-EVM chain. The oracle also added NFT floor price feeds, supported by Coinbase Cloud’s aggregation algorithm that helped eliminate outliers and market manipulation.

Oracle’s data feeds include price feeds, proof of reserve feeds, and L2 Data Sequencer uptime feeds that empower decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFT creators to unlock new opportunities.

The Chainlink protocol provides the status of reserves for stablecoins, wrapped assets, and real-world assets with over 700,000 reported checks.

After FTX filed for bankruptcy, multiple platforms rushed to publish their proof of reserves to prevent a similar bank run on their accounts. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao made the first move to publish their reserves, as multiple users demanded transparency.

In late September, Chainlink introduced the Sustainable Chainlink Access for Layer 1 and 2 Enablement (SCALE) program centered around accelerating the growth of blockchain and layer-2 ecosystems while increasing the economic sustainability of the protocol.

The program covered developer operating costs (gas fees) to fast-track smart contract innovation in their native ecosystems.

The program proved effective in onboarding new members, including Avalanche, Metis, and Moonbeam.

The Chainlink builder community was highly active throughout the year, with representations all over the globe. Over 18,000 builders attended Chainlink hackathons and organized over 265 meet-ups worldwide.

Such events fuel innovation and ecosystem growth while providing builders with a platform to showcase their work to willing investors.

Ecosystem developments

2022 marked the first in-person SmartCon event by the oracle, and tech luminaries like Eric Schmidt, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, and developers braced the event.

The year also saw SWIFT announce a proof of concept enabling it to send messages instructing on-chain token transfers. The idea is to allow SWIFT to become interoperable across all blockchains.

Research, innovations, and developments such as an FSS prototype, DESO alpha proofs of concept, and off-chain reporting provided solutions to critical technical challenges around privacy, transaction ordering, and scalability.


LINK, the native currency, stated on a bullish note in 2023 and was trading at $5.78, up 1.3% in the last 24 hours at press time.

As we embrace 2023, WEB3 remains poised to secure trillions of value across the global economy.

Chainlink Economics 2.0, launched in 2022, will chart the development of the protocol through the year by embracing the BUILD, SCALE, and staking products. They released the staking product to the public on December 8, and users filled the entire allotment in three hours.

Decentralized Oracle networks play a crucial role in the growth of WEB3 as they seamlessly and securely connect smart contracts with the real world, enabling Web3 ecosystems to transact with traditional industries in developed markets across the globe. 

Chainlink assures trust between parties underpinning much of the WEB3 economy; in 2023, we anticipate TVE growth and overall impact across the world economy.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decisions.

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Brian Koome

Brian Koome is a cryptocurrency enthusiast who has been involved with blockchain projects since 2017. He enjoys discussions that revolve around innovative technologies and their implications for the future of humanity.

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