According to a study conducted by UK website VoucherCodes, 34% of UK residents currently own some form of digital asset.
Analysts noted that the UK population has turned to cryptocurrencies and digital assets amid a crisis in the economy and rising prices of consumer goods. Equally important is the depreciation of sterling against most global currencies.
“The pound has fallen by more than a fifth against the dollar. Against the euro the fall is smaller, although it is a notable 7%. The fall against the Swiss franc is over 14%. In other words, the value of UK assets is falling under the current government,” Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News, stressed.
Bitcoin remains the most popular among Britons – 20% of those surveyed reported buying BTC. Also often invested in ETH (8%), DOGE (6%), LTC (5%) and LINK (3%). Among the main reasons for not investing in cryptocurrencies, respondents cited a lack of understanding of crypto-assets (40%), lack of regulation (37%) and the need for thorough research into the topic (32%).
Earlier, it was reported that the new UK cabinet plans to continue efforts to develop the cryptocurrency industry in the country.
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