More than a quarter of Australian crypto users surveyed in October plan to use digital assets as Christmas gifts this holiday season.
The Crypto.com survey on crypto wallets and service providers surveyed 2,020 Australians between the ages of 18 and 59. Of those who have used crypto in the past 12 months, 26% responded that they would consider giving away something for Christmas or buying crypto-related gifts.
More than half, or 53%, of those looking to buy crypto gifts said they were considering buying crypto assets like Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) for their loved ones in the coming weeks, Christmas of this year.
The survey also found that crypto goods like themed socks or hoodies could be popular gifts this holiday season, as 43% of those planning on buying a crypto-focused gift said they were looking for these items.
About 42% said they are considering buying a coin offering and 35% are considering buying a crypto book. Around a third of respondents said they were considering giving away non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Justin El-Sheikh, 18, a recent high school graduate from Melbourne, is planning a crypto giveaway this year. He told Cointelegraph that he plans to set up his friends with a wallet and a small amount of Bitcoin to help them get started.
“A lot of my friends hear about crypto and say they want to join but don’t know how to start. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking current idea, ”he said.
“Australians are clearly interested in using cryptocurrencies and integrating their use into daily spending,” said Karl Mohan, general manager for Asia Pacific at Crypto.com, before adding that Australians “would like to use Gradually increase in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. ”
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A September poll by Finder of 1,000 respondents found that one in six Australians now owns cryptocurrency with a total net worth of $ 8 billion. Around 9% of the Australians surveyed own Bitcoin, 8% own Ethereum and 5% own Dogecoin.
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