, the European Central Bank (ECB) published the results of a new survey conducted in six regions of the Eurozone: the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France and Germany. About 10% of respondents in the countries surveyed said they owned cryptocurrencies. Within this group, only 6% of respondents said they owned digital assets worth more than €30,000. Meanwhile, 37% of respondents said they owned up to €999 in cryptocurrencies.
Across all countries surveyed, the richest 20% of the population consistently had the highest percentage of investors holding cryptocurrencies relative to other income groups. The survey asked adults between the ages of 18 and 70 whether they or anyone in their household owned various categories of financial assets, such as crypto assets.
The survey is included in a new report released by the ECB on the same day on the growing adoption of crypto assets despite the risk factors. As cited by the ECB, 56% of respondents to a recent Fidelity survey said they held some exposure to crypto assets, up from 45% in 2020. The growing availability of cryptocurrency-based derivatives and securities on regulated exchanges, such as futures, exchange-traded notes, exchange-traded funds and OTC trusts, are driving this momentum.
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