Research Note: Cryptoasset consumer research

A quantitative study that increases understanding of the market size, consumer profiles and attitudes towards cryptoassets.

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We commissioned quantitative research among a sample of cryptoasset owners, to ensure our understanding of consumer behaviour and areas of potential harm was accurate.

This research builds on previously gained insight into how consumers interact with the cryptoassets market. It gives market sizing data, insight into consumer profiles and attitudes towards cryptoassets in the UK that is otherwise unavailable.

Longer surveys and larger sample sizes, help us to understand whether the market has changed over the past year. And video interviews with cryptocurrency owners give a deeper insight into the consumer perspective.


Rebecca English, Gergana Tomova, Joseph Levene.


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