Netherlands | 2021

Cryptocurrency adoption and trends in Netherlands in 2021



of Dutch
own cryptocurrency

How many cryptocurrencies owners are there in Netherlands?

It is estimated that over 520 thousand people, 3.04% of Netherlands’ total population, currently own cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrencies Market Sentiment in Netherlands​

A survey about which types of cryptocurrencies are owned by consumers in the Netherlands as of February 2018 showed thatapproximately 70 percent of the respondents indicated they owned Bitcoin. Ethereum, another well-known cryptocurrency, was owned by 33 percent of the respondents. Bitcoin is a so-called cryptocurrency, a cryptocurrency that uses blockchain technology as a means of security. Because of its design, it is difficult to get an insight in the full size of the Bitcoin market in individual countries. Because Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies reached the news often in 2017, approximately 60 percent of the households in the Netherlands who invest in cryptocurrencies started doing so in 2017. In the first three quarters of 2017, there were approximately 44,000 transactions in Bitcoin from the Netherlands on a trading platform called BTC Direct. In addition, Belgium and the Netherlands have several Bitcoin ATM installations.

Cryptocurrencies's rising popularity in the Netherlands

  • Yahoo: Penthouse in the Netherlands Set to be Sold for 21 BTC – May 2021
    Ryan James Sun, May 2, 2021, 1:35 AM·2 min read A penthouse in the Netherlands is set to be purchased entirely with bitcoin totaling one million euros. The sale will become the first ever purchase of a property in the Netherlands, completely paid for using bitcoin. According to Dutch online publication NOS, the buyer of a penthouse in Veghel is set to purchase the property entirely using bitcoin. The property is currently up for sale at a whopping one million euros.
  • Businesswire: Leading Dutch cryptocurrencies exchange LiteBit partners with RIDDLE&CODE… – April 2021
    RIDDLE&CODE FinTech Solutions, an innovative European company that empowers financial institutions to handle all aspects of digital asset management, announced today that LiteBit, the leading Dutch cryptocurrency exchange, has chosen its Token Management Platform (TMP) to scale infrastructure, respond to regulatory requirements and provide advanced capabilities to its growing customer base.
  • Cointelegraph: Dutch libertarian posts political campaign signs that read ‘Bitcoin’… – March 2021
    Robert Valentine, chairman of the Libertarian Party in the Netherlands, has erected a number of pro-digital-currencies billboards in advance of an election later this week. In an image shared on Valentine’s Twitter account, the Libertarian Party leader appears with laser eyes atop a message that states, “Bitcoin is the future.” The party is one of 37 vying for seats in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands, which is scheduled to hold a general election on Wednesday.
  • Cointelegraph: Netherlands registers first consumer-facing cryptocurrencies platform since… – November 2020
    Cryptocurrencies exchange BLOX received the go-ahead to operate in the Netherlands, making it the first platform to do so since the country implemented the European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, or AMLD5. “BLOX is the first consumer-focused cryptocurrency company that will be included in the registry of the Dutch Central Bank,” the company said in a blog announcement today. “This registration is mandatory in the Netherlands for every company that allows its users to buy, sell, trade and hold cryptocurrencies.”

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