Survey Shows Growing Interest Among Americans in Blockchain and Cryptos

Americans with a working knowledge of cryptocurrencies have been showing a rising interest in blockchain technology and cryptos.

According to a survey conducted by the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful, this demographic increasingly views digital assets as an alternative to the “defective” and traditional financial system.

Released on April 23, the study states that cryptocurrencies as an asset are maturing, and close to 50% of respondents believe that a triggering event in the traditional financial system will help people shift their focus to Bitcoin (BTC) as an alternative.

The most common use cases for Bitcoin, according to the survey, include real-life payments (69.2%) and to combat inflation and corruption (50.4%).

Crypto awareness increasing in the midst of the global pandemic

Speaking with Cointelegraph, Artur Scahabck, chief operation officer and co-founder of Paxful, said:

“It was interesting to see that many believe that mainstream adoption will be in the next 6 to 10 years. Contrary to that, by the same amount of time (6 to 10 years) respondents also believe that the crypto bubble will burst. I am hopeful for the first scenario, so I think, as an industry, we should work towards creating more products that will be used for real-life use cases that can help accelerate mainstream adoption.”

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Paxful believes that both the cryptocurrency and the traditional finance system are being tested, which partly explains why the BTC price is rising as it becomes a safe haven asset.

Scahabck highlighted that there is undoubtedly more awareness about crypto now compared to before:

“I remember when we first started, no one knew about Bitcoin or can even recalled the word ‘Bitcoin’. But, from the survey results conducted this year and the last, it showed that more people have heard of crypto and are now associating it to different concepts like money or technology. We’re still a long way there, but I’m eager to…

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