Austrians Are Most Skeptical of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
A web based survey by banking large ING finds that Austrians are essentially the most skeptical of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies normally. The ballot, together with respondents from 15 nations, exhibits that Bitcoin-positivity can also be weakening in different nations, in response to Der Commonplace, Aug. 14.
The worst and getting worse
Austrians are usually conservative on investments, however on cryptocurrency they’re very skeptical, with solely 13% seeing digital currencies in a optimistic mild.
Attitudes in the direction of cryptocurrency worsened since final 12 months’s survey. This 12 months 17% of Austrians assume that cryptocurrency is the way forward for digital funds, in comparison with 20% final 12 months. And now solely 14% consider it’s a important type of funding in distinction to 17% final 12 months.
Simply 5% of Austrians would think about having their salaries paid in Bitcoin.
Based on the survey, Austrians know extra than most nations about cryptocurrencies, however favor to keep away from threat and volatility as a lot as doable.
Bucking the development
Of the 13 European nations (plus Australia and america) who have been questioned, the bulk noticed a downturn in crypto-positivity in comparison with final 12 months. The exceptions have been Turkey, Poland and Romania.
Poland and Romania noticed 43% and 44% of respondents with a optimistic opinion of cryptocurrencies. Whereas in Turkey, 62% have been crypto optimistic and 36% could be glad to be paid in Bitcoin.
Austrians do nonetheless see the worth in blockchain as a know-how. Power buying and selling agency, Graz, is planning to make use of a DLT-based platform within the transfer in the direction of zero-carbon power distribution.