A recent survey conducted by Binance targeting users in France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden has revealed that a vast majority of European residents are optimistic and confident about the future of the cryptocurrency sector.
The survey, which collected responses from 10,498 individuals between October 14 and November 8, 2023, unveiled several key trends in the region’s attitude towards cryptocurrencies.
Optimism and Exclusive Engagement
Around 73% of the respondents expressed optimism about the future of digital assets, indicating a positive outlook on the expected growth and adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Notably, 55% of the survey participants revealed that they exclusively interact with digital assets, underscoring their unwavering confidence in the crypto market.
Utility and Adoption
Approximately 24% of the respondents stated that more than half of their total trading activities involve cryptocurrencies, highlighting the increasing utility of digital assets. When asked about their primary use cases for digital assets, 34% mentioned long-term trading, 26% for saving, 13% for day trading, and 9% for making purchases. Moreover, 55% of the participants reported using cryptocurrencies for everyday purchases, with 10% making crypto purchases on a weekly basis.
Mainstream Crypto Adoption Drivers
The survey identified the main drivers of mainstream cryptocurrency adoption in Europe, with 20% of respondents attributing it to the potential for high returns. The allure of decentralization and financial autonomy offered by digital assets and the role of innovation and technology were acknowledged by 18% and 17% of respondents, respectively.
Active Participation in Crypto
An overwhelming 82% of the participants reported being involved in cryptocurrencies for at least a year, with 73% remaining active in the crypto space for the past five years. Only 5% of respondents joined the crypto market in the last six months. Additionally, 53% of the participants identified as active crypto traders, with the majority engaging in monthly trading activities.
Preferred Wallets and Integration
Regarding wallet preferences, approximately 65% of the respondents favored centralized exchange wallets, while 18% used hardware wallets for storing their digital assets.
Rachel Conlan, CMO of Binance, commented on the survey’s findings, noting that the growing use of cryptocurrencies in everyday purchases and their diverse applications highlight the integration of digital assets into people’s lives. She also highlighted Europe’s role in establishing a secure and harmonized regulatory framework for the crypto industry, paving the way for mainstream adoption.