According to the research from the Dutch multinational banking giant, there is an increasing global interest in cryptocurrencies. Interestingly, the study concluded that the interest could grow potentially “more than double.”
In Europe alone, 66 percent of people said that they have heard of cryptocurrency. ING added that “fewer than one in ten (9 percent) own it, [and] an additional 16 percent say they expect to own it in [the] future, which suggests uptake could more than double. Considering a third of those in Europe (34 percent) have not yet heard of cryptocurrency, the growth potential could be even higher.”
Furthermore, 35 percent of Europeans are convinced that Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies will become the future of online spending, while another 30 percent are open to using cryptocurrencies for purchasing of online products and services internationally.
Jessica Exton, one of ING’s behavioral scientists, explained:
“Cryptocurrency remains an abstract investment for many, but there may be more appetite for digital currencies than some might suggest. Based on our survey, ownership of cryptocurrencies could more than double in the future — although we do not know when.”
Finally, Exton said that even though central banks remain wary and curious about the growth of cryptos, the survey suggested that they could have a change of heart, as many savers seem to be willing to consider investing in cryptocurrencies.