Crypto ownership in Australia has grown since the beginning of the year, though volatility remains a barrier to wider adoption, a new report has shown.
- Around one in six (17%) Australians owns crypto, according to the report by Finder, The Australian reported Thursday. That's up from 12% at the start of the year. The article did not say how many people were surveyed.
- Crypto adoption appears to be constrained by concerns over volatility. As many as 43% of Australians saw volatility as a deterrent to investing, a 14% increase since January, The Australian said.
- Nearly one-third of respondents (32%) would rather buy stock shares or keep their money in savings. One-quarter (25%) say crypto assets are overvalued, an increase of 9 percentage points more than at the beginning of the year.
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