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One in five UK adults own cryptocurrency – report

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Nearly one in five UK adults own cryptocurrency, with almost half – 45% – buying it for the first time in the last year.

That’s according to research conducted by cryptocurrency platform Gemini, which was founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

The report suggests that cryptocurrency adoption has accelerated during the pandemic and shows that the UK’s cryptocurrency ownership levels is similar to other European countries, such as Germany and Ireland.

Of those that do not own any cryptocurrency in the UK, 49% said they would like to learn more or buy it in the next year, with the majority (55%) being women.

The 2022 Global State of Crypto Report, which surveyed 29,293 adults globally and with 2,300 of those people based in the UK, found that the average cryptocurrency investor was aged 36....