Crypto ownership leaps 20% in UK says FCA

Mark Battersby
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Over a fifth more (21%) UK adults now hold cryptoassets compared to last year, up from 1.9m people to 2.3m, according to a consumer research study by the Financial Conduct Authority. While 78% of adults have now heard of cryptoassets, up from 73% previously, 38% of crypto users regard them as a gamble, down from 47% last year. At the same time, increasing numbers see them as either a complement or alternative to mainstream investments. By contrast, the level of overall understanding of cryptocurrencies is declining, suggesting that some people who have heard of crypto may not fully...

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