Austrians Reject Bitcoin, Reveals New Public Survey
A majority of Austrians are skeptic about decentralized cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to a .
Only 13 percent of the participants from Austria expressed optimism towards cryptocurrencies, making the country of one of the world’s most prominent anti-bitcoin regions in terms of public sentiment. On the other hand, ING found that people of sanctions-hit Turkey are more receptive towards digital ledger tokens, with 62 percent of them agreeing to at least use it in the future. Among the other open-minded, pro-bitcoin people come from Romania (44 percent), Poland (43 percent), and the United States of America (31 percent).
ING noted that Austrians skepticism over bitcoin increased over the past 12 months. The banking giant claimed that last year, 20 percent of Austrians were willing to give cryptocurrencies a try. Out of those, 20 percent believed bitcoin is the future of digital payments while 17 percent said they would purchase it down the road.