Almost two-thirds of US adults want to learn more about or invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), according to a new study.
Gemini, the crypto currency exchange owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, shed light on the consumer trends in the US crypto market in its latest report on the State of Crypto Money in the USA. 3 thousand Americans between the ages of 18-65 and whose household income exceeds 40 thousand dollars a year participated in the study.
The report points to a significant increase in the number and diversity of the country’s crypto investors throughout 2021. Up to 63 percent of the research participants stated that they are interested in crypto, meaning that they want to learn more about or invest in crypto even if they do not have crypto money yet.
Based on the research findings, Gemini concluded that almost 14 percent of the US population, ie 21.2 million adults, own cryptocurrencies. This number is expected to double during the year, as 13 percent of research respondents stated that they are considering purchasing cryptocurrency this year.
The research shows that the number of women investors, who make up only 26 percent of current crypto investors, according to Gemini’s estimates, also has the potential to increase. In the research, the proportion of women who stated that they had plans to buy crypto was more than men. 53% of the participants who stated that they were interested in crypto were women.
“The new research signals a valuable diversity in the crypto investor base,” said Gemini COO Noah Perlman. The diversity of participants will allow the market to evolve positively in the long run. ”Perlman explained that the company will continue to offer crypto education and prioritize security and smart regulation to remove barriers to market entry.