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The European Central Bank recently published the results of its regular survey, which was conducted among residents of the main economic eurozones. By the way, we are talking about such states as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The ECB study, according to Cointelegraph, was aimed at finding out how much the rate of adoption of cryptocurrencies in Europe has changed, compared to previous years.
When asked whether Europeans own digital assets at this point in time, only 10% of all survey participants answered positively. Of these, by the way, 6% are the so-called large investors who have assets in excess of 30,000 euros. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that 37% of this group of people store no more than 1,000 euros in cryptocurrencies.
If we talk about the social group, which includes the largest number of crypto holders, then it has become representatives of the so-called “fifth quintile of income”. Such people are called citizens with the highest earnings. To make the study objective, among the survey participants were representatives of all groups of “material well-being” in equal numbers. Judging by the respondents’ answers, the richest Europeans own digital assets more than any other, which is quite predictable and obvious.
In addition to the social status of the respondent, it was very important for the European Central Bank to observe the equality of age categories. Thus, the Cointelegraph material emphasizes, both adults and young citizens (from 18 to 70 years old) took part in the survey.
It is noted that the survey of the older generation of respondents did not reveal a high interest in digital assets. Despite this, analysts emphasize, a large number of “older” people have a close relative who has cryptocurrencies in stock. Thus, the study made it possible to conclude that almost every 10th European family owns one or another virtual coin.
Among other things, the company Fidelity, which conducted the survey commissioned by the ECB, noted that the overall indicator of European citizens who are somehow connected with digital assets is equal to 56%. This, according to studies of previous years, is 11% more than in 2020.
Thus, it is easy to conclude that the process of acceptance of cryptocurrencies by European citizens (especially those under the age of 45) is moving quite quickly. They begin to invest in digital assets not only to participate in short-term trading for quick profits, but also to increase family cash savings.
Earlier, we reported that the US Federal Reserve publicly acknowledged the actively growing interest of Americans in cryptocurrencies.
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