Australians’ data of cryptocurrency might use some enchancment, as greater than half of them suppose that Elon Musk created Bitcoin (BTC), in line with a brand new survey.
Finder, Australia’s most visited comparability web site, carried out a survey of 1,004 Australians to seek out out extra about what they learn about crypto, The Australian reports Wednesday.
In response to the survey outcomes, 56% of Australians aren’t conscious of mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, believing that Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Musk is the founding father of the world’s largest cryptocurrency. A big variety of respondents additionally didn’t know that the Bitcoin supply is limited to 21 million coins, with 44% of them pondering that Bitcoin has limitless provide identical to fiat cash.
The survey additionally discovered that many Australians are already in crypto or prepared to get into the business, with 25% of respondents both proudly owning or planning to personal crypto by the tip of 2021. Regardless of a exceptional willingness to purchase crypto, as many as 20% of Australians don’t know learn how to purchase it, in line with the survey.
Finder’s new survey comes along side the agency launching a bitcoin buying and selling service by its app.
Finder co-founder and CEO Fred Schebesta stated that the brand new service will assist Australians transfer into crypto. “We‘ve eliminated all of the complexity and with the Finder app you should purchase a bitcoin in three minutes. You enroll, enter your particulars, deposit your cash, that’s it,” he stated.
Schebesta additional predicted that the Bitcoin value will hit $250,000 by 2021. “The present dip is only a quick time period factor. The worth of Bitcoin has moved as a result of China stated one thing, or Elon stated one thing, or one other authorities stated one thing,” the manager acknowledged.
Crypto markets crashed final week following Musk’s announcement that Tesla was suspending BTC payments for car purchases. The market tumbled much more when the CEO hinted at dumping BTC from Tesla’s balance sheet within the second quarter of 2021.