ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services with over 53,000 employees. They provide retail and commercial banking services to customers in over 40 countries, so they have a lot of access to consumers who may use Bitcoin now and in the future. This is their second annual International Survey, and more proof that Bitcoin is having a global impact on finance and technology if ING feels the need to integrate Bitcoin questions into their consumer surveys. The survey is from last year, and another one is expected soon, so we’ll update these numbers when we get more information. The countries charted include Romania, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, The United Kingdon, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, and Turkey.
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In addition, Forklog, the Russian Bitcoin magazine, conducted their own survey earlier this month of almost 800 people to get their pulse on Bitcoin use. 80% of the respondents were from Russia and another 10% from the Ukraine. It seems from those responding that Bitcoin is somewhat popular in Russia, even though it is facing a ban from The State.
Two out of three Russians would not actively participate in getting Bitcoin legalized nationally while about a quarter would contact government or sign petitions. 10% said they would do whatever it takes to make it legal. More than half said they do not trust Bitcoin exchanges due to exchange risk, but almost 40% do actively use Bitcoin exchanges. 14% keep their Bitcoin in exchange wallets. 45% believe that Bitcoin’s Block Chain technology will change the world within 20 years. 56% see the price staying within $200-1000 USD this year.
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Last modified: March 4, 2021 4:43 PM