An online survey by banking giant ING finds that Austrians are the most skeptical of Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies in general. The poll, including respondents from 15 countries, shows that Bitcoin-positivity is also weakening in other countries, according to Der Standard, Aug. 14.
The worst and getting worse
Attitudes towards cryptocurrency worsened since last year’s survey. This year 17% of Austrians think that cryptocurrency is the future of digital payments, compared to 20% last year. And now only 14% believe it is a significant form of investment in contrast to 17% last year.
Just 5% of Austrians would consider having their salaries paid in Bitcoin.
Bucking the trend
Of the 13 European nations (plus Australia and the United States) who were questioned, the majority saw a downturn in crypto-positivity compared to last year. The exceptions were Turkey, Poland and Romania.