According to a recent survey, there are many fans of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in London.
The survey was conducted by OnePoll on a sample of 2,000 Britons, and was commissioned by the app Ziglu.
According to the results, three out of ten Londoners (30%) have bought cryptocurrencies before, while in Scotland, for example, this percentage drops to 7%, in the south-east of England to 8%, and in Wales to 9%.
After London, the regions of the UK with the most cryptocurrency investors are the East Midlands and Northern Ireland, far behind with only 15%.
London would therefore be a bitcoin happy island in the UK, with more than twice the percentage of its residents buying cryptocurrency compared to the rest of the country.
Bitcoin purchases: London vs. the rest of the UK
On the other hand in Scotland, despite having the lowest percentage of all, there is a very high percentage of people who say they are most curious about it (38%), followed however by London (35%) and Northern Ireland (35%).
Adding up these two percentages, London dominates even more clearly with 65%, followed by Northern Ireland with 50%, while Scotland stops at 45%.
However, around half of those living in East Anglia (56%), Wales (54%) and the South East (52%) said they would not buy cryptocurrencies at all.
In contrast, when it comes to the gender gap, men overwhelmingly said they bought mainly to make money (53%), while women said they made the decision after hearing positive feedback about it (45%).
Ziglu founder and CEO Mark Hipperson said:
“When Elon Musk’s company Tesla bought $1.5 billion of Bitcoin, it was yet another step towards mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency. Now that we’re firmly on that track, this survey shows how important it is to spread the word beyond London and across the whole of the United Kingdom about how easy and safe it is to buy crypto”.
Ziglu is a personal money management app created by Mark Hipperson, whose mission is financial equity and inclusion, so that everyone can take part in the cryptocurrency revolution. It offers a range of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Litecoin, as well as a Mastercard debit card.
It is headquartered in London and is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority to operate as an Electronic Money Institution.