A new Ripple survey is shedding light on the levels of interest in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), XRP, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) among payments professionals around the world.
In August and September, Ripple asked 854 executives across 22 countries – all of whom are involved in payment services at digital banks, retail banks, money transmitters and payment aggregators – about their interest in digital assets.
Of the group, 34% say their companies are already in production with blockchain technology for payments-related use cases. 24% of respondents say they are moving into production and 21% say they are running a pilot or proof of concept for blockchain tech.
In addition, 47% of respondents say they are interested in Bitcoin, 25% are interested in Ethereum, and 19% are interested in XRP – all down from 2018, when the crypto markets were in the early days of a long-term pullback.
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