Someone who lives his life mainly in the bubble of Bitcoin & Co., sometimes forgets that a large part of the remaining population, even ten years after its creation, is still in the dark as far as the crypto-currencies. This image illustrates an international survey conducted by ING Bank, which explored the crypto-computing enthusiasm of more than 14,000 respondents in Europe, the United States and Australia.
Should banks offer accounts to Bitcoin & Co.?
For example, 27% of Americans surveyed believe that banks should also offer accounts for the protection of cryptocurrencies. The United States is on par with Europe. The fact that Europe even reaches 27% is mainly due to Turkey. 63% favor encrypted accounts in banks. Romania comes second with 39%. Only 15% of Germans want a Bitcoin account from banks – the same goes for Australia. The taillight marks Austria with only 12 percent.
Turks are the least hungry for money
A similar image shows the results of the survey on the issue of species removal. Only 27% of Turks would oppose this. In Germany, about two out of three respondents would cross their country and 74% in Austria. Overall, it is mainly young men with higher education and income who could best imagine a society without money.
The most informed, the most skeptical
For European respondents in particular, ING has identified another value: the relationship between knowledge of cryptocurrencies and the attitude towards their future. Five yes / no questions were asked to test the knowledge of Bitcoin & Co. After all, 82% of Europeans were able to answer at least one of the questions correctly. 41% were optimistic about the future importance of cryptocurrencies. Nearly a quarter of Europeans surveyed, with at least rudimentary cryptographic skills, do not expect much from digital currencies.
The greater the knowledge, the greater the crypto-skepticism. For example, those who answered a single question correctly (13%) showed moderate to high expectations for Bitcoin & Co. Nearly one in three (31%) were able to answer at least four of the questions correctly. . Of these, 31% were skeptical about the prevalence of cryptocurrencies in the future. After all: Overall, 41% of Europeans surveyed showed a positive outlook for cryptography.