- A new study of 30,000 Americans reveals 50% view cryptocurrencies as safe investments.
- The survey also revealed 57% of investors think companies should accept crypto as payment.
- Though crypto enthusiasts have mixed opinions on whether bitcoin will ultimately serve as a medium of exchange or simply a store of value.
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Bitcoin’s record-breaking rally to a $1 trillion market capitalization on Friday has increased the buzz around cryptocurrencies. Debates on whether these are worthy investments have flourished among investors, analysts, and the public.
Despite critics arguing against the legitimacy of these assets, a new study reveals that cryptocurrencies are viewed as safe investments by 50% of Americans. Additionally, 41% of those surveyed said investing in the stock market and cryptocurrencies are equally risky investments.
Conducted by Piplsay, a global consumer research platform, the study surveyed over 30,000 people in February on their views on digital currencies.
“The crypto bull run has seized the attention of millions of people who previously had never considered digital currencies like Bitcoin to be an alternative asset,” said Pavel Matveev, CEO of Wirex, a digital payments platform. “Bitcoin and other currencies are intended to have several uses, not least ease of exchange, purchase, and liquidity.”