Romir, a consultant of the Gallup Worldwide Affiliation in Russia, requested 1,500 Russian residents about their information of cryptocurrency, in addition to their plans to work together with the trade.
Of these respondents, 44 p.c had heard of crypto, 13 p.c mentioned they’d a great understanding, and 56 p.c didn’t know what the phrase meant.
The survey additionally famous that 31 p.c of respondents answered that they’ll “think about what cryptocurrencies are, however should not have a precise clear understanding of them.”
After years of mixed signals from lawmakers concerning the legality of Bitcoin (BTC) particularly, the first reading of the bundle of draft payments regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain was profitable earlier this yr. The Russian authorities has but to formally approve the statutes as regulation.
Romir’s president Andrey Milyokhin famous that the outcomes of the survey have “conclusively confirmed that cryptocurrencies haven’t but fashioned a significant monetary instrument,”
“Furthermore, Russian society, having beforehand had its fingers burned by numerous get-rich-quick schemes, is demonstrating a wholesome skepticism on this case.”
The survey’s different findings included a relationship between earnings and information of the crypto sphere: folks with decrease incomes tended to know extra about cryptocurrency.
On the finish of January, one other crypto-related survey conducted by the All-Russian Heart for the Research of Public Opinion (VCIOM) discovered that greater than 56 p.c of Russians had heard of Bitcoin, noting that 74 p.c of Russia’s capital Moscow’s inhabitants is now conscious of the cryptocurrency.