SINGAPORE – Singapore retail investors topped a worldwide ballot for saying that the shortage of regulation is a key barrier in cryptocurrency adoption.
A survey discovered that 37 per cent of the 1,004 Singapore retail investors aged 16 and above felt this manner, in a ballot commissioned by Luxembourg-based change Bitstamp.
This was greater than 34 per cent from Hong Kong and Spain, in addition to 32 per cent from Italy, which took the third spot.
Singapore additionally has the best proportion of institutional investors (32 per cent) who think there is not sufficient regulation in the business.
The ballot included more than 28,000 retail and institutional investors throughout 23 jurisdictions together with Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States and South Africa.
Of the more than 5,000 institutional investors polled, 252 had been from Singapore.
The majority of Singapore retail investors (53 per cent) mentioned the highest barrier to crypto adoption is danger, which is too excessive.
The survey was carried out in mid-May to early June, in the aftermath of the crash of stablecoin TerraUSD and its sister token Luna, marking the beginning of a crypto rout.
It discovered that more than half of the Singapore retail investors polled (56 per cent) believed crypto to be reliable.
More than one in two retail investors polled presently dabble in crypto.
Just over half make investments both every day or weekly.
Nearly one in two mentioned they’re considerably educated in this space.
Institutional investors had been more assured, with more than 61 per cent contemplating themselves to be very educated in crypto.
That mentioned, solely 18 per cent of institutional investors in Singapore cautiously suggest crypto to others.