43% of Singaporeans own crypto, according to Independent Reserve survey

Cryptocurrency adoption is rising in Singapore, particularly amongst youthful generations seeking to capitalize on the generational wealth potential of Bitcoin (BTC) and different digital property, in response to the inaugural 2021 Unbiased Reserve Cryptocurrency Index, or IRCI, a survey performed by Asia-Pacific cryptocurrency trade Unbiased Reserve. 

The survey, which is predicated on a ballot of 1,000 Singaporeans from a consultant background of gender, age and site, revealed that 43% of the polled respondents stated they owned cryptocurrency, with 46% planning to purchase digital property within the subsequent 12 months. Two-thirds, or 66%, of respondents within the 26 to 45 age bracket stated they owned cryptocurrencies.

Unsurprisingly, 93% of the polled stated they’ve heard of Bitcoin. Practically 40% of respondents described BTC as an “funding asset” and 25% referred to as it a “retailer of worth” or “digital gold.”

Amongst these aged 26 to 35, three-quarters stated they imagine cryptocurrencies will develop into extensively accepted by people and companies. These attitudes mirror Singapore’s optimistic embrace of digital property throughout a number of segments of society. As Cointelegraph lately reported, monetary authorities in Singapore confirmed they’re working with their French counterparts to discover cross-border purposes of central financial institution digital currencies, or CBDCs.

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The Financial Authority of Singapore, the citystate’s central financial institution, has even supplied residents money prizes to submit their digital forex concepts.

Adrian Przelozny, the CEO of Unbiased Reserve, described Singapore as a “key hub in Asia as a result of its sturdy and well-regulated monetary markets infrastructure and openness to new applied sciences.”

Raks Sondhi, managing director of Unbiased Reserve, additional defined Singapore’s benefits in an e mail to Cointelegraph: 

Many cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain companies are searching for regulatory certainty. The Financial Authority of Singapore’s Cost Companies Act supplies a secure regulatory licensing and working framework. With that, Singapore is poised to additional its popularity as a pacesetter within the house with license purposes from main digital property exchanges from around the globe already submitted.

A spokesperson for the trade instructed Cointelegraph that Singaporeans seem like a lot additional forward of the adoption curve compared with different nations. Living proof: The trade launched an impartial examine of Australia in 2020 that confirmed a cryptocurrency possession price of 18.6%. Total, Singapore scored 63 within the IRCI on a scale of 1 to 100, in contrast with 47 for Australia in 2020.

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