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The percentage of those who plan to invest in cryptocurrencies in 2022 is higher than expected

A survey of American consumers revealed that 25% of respondents who do not currently own crypto plan to start investing in crypto during 2022.

A report called “Crypto Perception Report 2022”, published by exchange Huobi last week, released results of a survey of 3,144 American adults over the age of 18 “to find out how the average person views cryptocurrencies, their thoughts on emerging trends, and whether they plan to invest in the cryptocurrency.” space in the future.

25% of respondents expressed that although they do not own crypto at the moment, they plan to do so in the future, indicating curiosity about this emerging field, while more than half reported that they had just started investing in the space in the last year.

On the other hand, 47% of the respondents say that they do not own crypto and do not plan to do so and around 28% confessed that they currently own cryptocurrencies.

Despite these numbers, the report indicates that “the cryptocurrency industry has seen widespread growth in 2021, but it remains a niche topic among most people”.

When asked how they feel about the future of the cryptocurrency industry, 42% said they are ambivalent and don’t know much about it, while 23% said they are not confident and think that “everything is a scam or bubble and it’s going to collapse.” Meanwhile, 19% believe the cryptocurrency industry will transform the definition of money and 16% think it will grow, but not by much.

As for the reasons to invest in cryptocurrencies, 40% chose as an answer “long-term investment potential”, 27% chose “general interest” and 18% said “short-term investment potential.”

Lastly, the sectors that crypto investors see as most promising are non-fungible tokens (NFT) and decentralized finance (defi), both chosen by 37% of respondents. The third most promising sector is the metaverse, chosen by 36% of those surveyed.


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