According to Gemini’s latest report, nearly one in five Britons owns crypto in their portfolio, a considerable increase of 15% on the previous year.
The most interesting figure is the percentage of women investing in cryptocurrency, at around 40%. In previous research, the percentage was 20-22%.
UK: Gemini’s crypto market report
The report was done on a sample of about 2,000 people and 18% said they were cryptocurrency investors, of which about half said they had become so in the last year.
Gemini’s UK market manager Blair Halliday said:
“2021 was transformational for UK cryptocurrency ownership. Confidence in and awareness of crypto has increased dramatically”.
Of those who have invested, 40.9% hold less than £1,000 in investments on average, while 37.1% hold between £1,000 and £5,000 in crypto assets.
Women make up more than half of all investors (53.4%) who invest between £1,000-£5,000. Only 22.1% of all cryptocurrency investors claim to have more than £10,000 in assets.
In terms of age categories, 27.5% are in the 18-24 age group, 33.1% in the 25-34 age group and 24.2% would be in the 35-44 age group. 20% represent those interested in investing in cryptocurrencies in the 45-54 age group and another 16.7% are over 55.
About one in five Britons claim to own crypto, according to the latest Gemini report
Not just UK: data from the rest of the world
Gemini also carried out the same research referring to the rest of the world and found that almost half of cryptocurrency investors would have done so in the past year. The survey was of 30,000 people worldwide conducted between November 2021 and February 2022.
Brazil and Indonesia lead the world in the particular ranking on cryptocurrency adoption, Gemini found, with 41% of people surveyed saying they own cryptocurrencies, compared to 20% in the US and 18% in the UK.
Only 16% of respondents in the US and 15% in Europe believe cryptocurrencies protect against inflation, compared to 64% in Indonesia and India.
Only about 17% of Europeans said they would own digital assets in 2021 and only 7% of those who do not currently own digital assets said they would buy digital assets in the near future.
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