Crypto Survey: Investor sentiment shows sign of rebound
March 4, 2019

Crypto Survey: Investor sentiment shows sign of rebound

Executive Summary

We are pleased to announce the results of our third consumer and investor survey on trends in cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology.

Despite the calamitous decline in cryptocurrency valuations over the last year, consumers and investors continue to offer a bullish, long term outlook for crypto and Blockchain. Investors have become more optimistic about near-term cryptocurrency trends, with a majority planning to increase their holdings. Consumers’ positive outlook remains largely unchanged since the beginning of last year.

For the first time, our survey offers specific information about respondents’ crypto holdings. More than 30 percent of investors said they owned at least $25,000 in Bitcoin while another 20 percent reported a similar amount with Ethereum.

Here are some other key findings from the survey:

  • Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP remain the most popular crypto holdings
    Both investors and consumers overwhelmingly picked Bitcoin as the top currency they own, followed by Ethereum, XRP and Stellar. These cryptocurrencies, they said, offer the most potential for long term success. Positive investor sentiment for Bitcoin grew to over 80 percent. XRP remains investors’ preferred choice over Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.
  • The number of companies implementing Blockchain holds steady despite negative sentiment
    39 percent of investors and 46 percent of consumers expect their employers will implement blockchain technologies sometime in the future.
  • 2025 is the target for most investors and consumers
    Investors and consumers see 2025 as the year we see widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology.
  • Investors and consumers expect more regulatory clarity
    43 percent of investors expect regulations surrounding crypto currencies to improve looking ahead. Nearly 75 percent of surveyed consumers expect regulation to become more clear.
  • In a SharesPost Research first, respondents share crypto holdings
    50 percent of consumers are long Bitcoin. How do other cryptocurrencies match up?
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