From the Digifinex blog.
According to a recent research report by blockchain infrastructure development company Consensys, a staggering 99% of Nigerians are aware of cryptocurrency. The report, which surveyed 15,158 respondents across 15 countries, reveals that cryptocurrency is seen as a critical opportunity for financial transformation, particularly in Nigeria.
Global Enthusiasm: Unevenly Distributed
While cryptocurrencies have captured worldwide attention, crossing several bull and bear markets, their adoption isn’t uniformly spread across the globe. Some countries remain cautious, but regions like Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa see cryptocurrencies as key financial opportunities.
An Unprecedented Level of Awareness in Nigeria
A surprising revelation from Consensys’ recent report is the high level of cryptocurrency awareness among Nigerian citizens. According to the study, 99% of surveyed Nigerians are aware of cryptocurrencies, and 70% have a clear understanding of blockchain technology.
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Trust and Investment
Ninety percent of the surveyed Nigerians plan to invest in cryptocurrencies within the next 12 months. 65% view it as a vital tool to hedge against financial recession and hyperinflation. This shows that confidence in cryptocurrencies is high in Nigeria.
Despite the Central Bank of Nigeria declaring cryptocurrency trading illegal in February 2021 and warning against its risks, over half of the respondents view cryptocurrency as the future of money. Only 48% see it as crucial for future digital ownership, showing relatively low concerns about speculation or fraud.
Conservative Approach in the US and Germany
In contrast to the enthusiasm shown in African countries, only 50% of American respondents claim to understand what cryptocurrency is. In Germany, while nearly 90% have heard of it, only 40% understand it, with a lower rate of investment.
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British Skepticism and Regulation
In the UK, cryptocurrencies are often viewed negatively. However, they are also seen as an alternative to traditional finance, provided that stringent regulations are in place.
While advanced nations like the United States, Germany, and the UK remain cautious due to concerns about market volatility and scams, countries like Nigeria and South Africa see cryptocurrencies more as a new opportunity and a safeguard against hyperinflation.
Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Nigeria, Consensys, Blockchain, Inflation, Global Adoption, Regulation, United States, Germany, UK, Financial Transformation
This article came directly from the Digifinex blog, found on https://blog.digifinex.com/2023/09/08/nigeria-leads-in-cryptocurrency-adoption-a-weapon-against-inflation/