A web-based survey by banking large ING finds that Austrians are essentially the most skeptical of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies usually. The ballot, together with respondents from 15 nations, reveals that Bitcoin-positivity can be weakening in different nations, based on Der Customary, Aug. 14.
The worst and getting worse
Austrians are typically conservative on investments, however on cryptocurrency they’re very skeptical, with solely 13% seeing digital currencies in a constructive mild.
Attitudes in the direction of cryptocurrency worsened since final yr’s survey. This yr 17% of Austrians suppose that cryptocurrency is the way forward for digital funds, in comparison with 20% final yr. And now solely 14% imagine it’s a vital type of funding in distinction to 17% final yr.
Simply 5% of Austrians would contemplate having their salaries paid in Bitcoin.
In line with the survey, Austrians know greater than most nations about cryptocurrencies, however want to keep away from danger and volatility as a lot as doable.
Bucking the development
Of the 13 European nations (plus Australia and the US) who had been questioned, the bulk noticed a downturn in crypto-positivity in comparison with final yr. The exceptions had been Turkey, Poland and Romania.
Poland and Romania noticed 43% and 44% of respondents with a constructive opinion of cryptocurrencies. Whereas in Turkey, 62% had been crypto constructive and 36% can be joyful to be paid in Bitcoin.
Austrians do nonetheless see the worth in blockchain as a expertise. 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 vitality distribution.