Half of the people in the United States have bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, according to survey

Key facts:

Of those who have not invested in bitcoin, more than 25% said they want to do so.

Only 5% of those consulted considered that bitcoin is a scam.

The adoption landscape looks promising for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the United States. At least, that’s what the results of a survey recently carried out by SatoshiLabs, the company behind the manufacture of Trezor hardware wallets, in the North American country suggest.

According to a post on the company’s blog, in the survey of more than 1,000 people, about half (46%) of those interviewed claimed to own bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency From the market.

The researchers wondered if the hypothetical mass adoption is already underway or if there are still obstacles to be overcome. For them, the survey results could show that we are facing a tipping point for the future of large-scale adoption, given the widespread interest and awareness.

Of those interviewed who do not own bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, approximately 27% are willing to buy in the future, while almost half would like to learn more about it before making an investment. Only 21% said they had no interest in acquiring cryptocurrencies.

Another piece of information that SatoshiLabs found revealing is the small number of people who continue to view bitcoin as a scam. Of the more than 500 respondents who said they had not yet invested in any cryptocurrency, less than 5% had that position against digital currencies in the consultation.

The study states that the interviews suggest a promising future and few obstacles for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But nevertheless, almost 40% of those consulted pointed to the complexity of bitcoin as their main obstacle in the face of mass adoption.

“More than half (51.8%) considered that they are too difficult to use or that there are too few opportunities to use them,” adds the document published by SatoshiLabs.

Is a mass adoption of bitcoin imminent?

The SatoshiLabs survey outlines an encouraging scenario for the future of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from the point of view of potential users. The creators of the report explained that this positive sentiment towards cryptocurrencies coincides with an almost widespread view among those interviewed that cryptocurrencies are a “genuine solution” and a “legitimate alternative” to the dollar.

This accepting stance also seems to resonate with the institutional interest that has taken to new levels in recent weeks. While companies have invested part of their assets in bitcoin, more and more personalities from the financial world see a promising future for the cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto.

PayPal has even incorporated them into its payment services and one of the main providers of financial indices on the planet, the S&P Dow Jones Indices, announced this week which will launch a service for the analysis of cryptocurrencies.

This same Friday, December 4, CriptoNoticias reviewed an extreme prediction by market analyst Willy Woo. According to their calculations, if the current adoption rate is maintained, within the next 4 years around 30% of the world’s population will have some bitcoin.

Although the population surveyed is a small sample, the results of the SatoshiLabs study point in the same optimistic direction that Woo outlined in his analysis.