A recent survey conducted by Australian finance brokerage Savvy has polled 1,000 Aussies about their sentiments toward cryptocurrency, finding 17.3% already hold some kind of crypto, with 36% intending to buy crypto at some point in the future.
If extrapolated to the general population, this could indicate 500,000 people Down Under own crypto.
Seventy-one percent of those surveyed said that they either understand or want to learn more about cryptocurrency.
Savvy managing director Bill Tsouvalas says that crypto is definitely the “money of the future”, and crypto-loving Aussies were drawn to Bitcoin and Ethereum due to the public profile of “Bitcoin millionaires.”
“I think that the public perception of people who became very rich almost overnight riding the Bitcoin wave contributed to a big uptake of crypto in Australia. A lot of respondents said they