A new U.S. national survey found that a majority of Americans believe cryptocurrencies will revolutionize the financial industry. The new poll was commissioned by StarkWare, a blockchain infrastructure company conducting research for its future products.
The poll found that the use of cryptocurrencies is already widespread among Americans, especially among young people. 53% of respondents agreed that cryptocurrencies are the “future of finance,” a sentiment shared by 68% of 25- to 34-year-olds and 61% of 35- to 44-year-olds.
The poll also found that 17 percent of Americans already own cryptocurrency in one form or another. The figure was even higher among the 25- to 34-year-olds, with 28 percent saying they own cryptocurrency.
The data found that environmental concerns are the number one disadvantage of cryptocurrencies in the minds of most Americans. Thirty-four percent of respondents said it was important to them to reduce the carbon footprint of cryptocurrencies — but that number jumped to 49 percent among 25- to 34-year-olds.