United Kingdom

Cryptocurrency information about United Kingdom

How many crypto owners in United Kingdom?

It is estimated that over 3.3 million people, 5% of United Kingdom’s total population, currently own cryptocurrency.(1)


United Kingdom – next crypto hub?

There is increasing interest in cryptocurrency as seen in the rising online searches of the topic “Cryptocurrency” and “Bitcoin” on Google Trends.(2)

In 2018, a survey conducted by ING found that 61% of British residents had heard of cryptocurrency. Comparing this with 2019 survey results from IE CGC, more Britons (71%) have heard of cryptocurrencies. This suggests a growing interest among Britons in purchasing cryptocurrency since 2018.(3)

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What do British crypto owners look like?

Cryptocurrency owners in United Kingdom are more likely to be males (79%) over the age of 35 (69%). In addition, 73% of crypto owners are classified in the highest ABC1 NRS social grade.(4)

Breaking down cryptocurrency ownership by income, ownership levels are higher among the wealthy. 40% of the surveyed Britons who own cryptocurrency have income over £200,000, and 18% of them with income ranging from £100,000 to £200,000.

Majority of the United Kingdom’s cryptocurrency owners are in the 18-34 age group (33%). 4% of them are 55 and above. This shows that cryptocurrencies are largely owned by young, tech-savy and affluent Britons.

Highly educated Britons are more likely to own cryptocurrencies, 21% of them hold a doctorate education and equivalent, while 7% with a secondary education. On top of that, a higher percentage of Briton men (10%) own cryptocurrencies than women (6%).

Purpose of Ownership

42% of Briton cryptocurrency owners are already using cryptocurrency to make purchases, while the rest own cryptocurrency solely for investment purposes.

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Crypto’s rising popularity in United Kingdom

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