Almost 30% of the richest people in the world directly or indirectly invest in cryptocurrencies, this share is higher than that of non-billionaire investors, a recent survey by the American Forbes showed. 65 billionaires took part in it.

About 18% of them reported that they have at least 1% of their fortune in cryptocurrencies, while most of this group make such investments in the form of a small experiment. 80% of billionaires who invested in cryptocurrency said that they invested less than one tenth of their fortune in it, 3.2% of billionaire respondents — more than half.

Another 10% noted that they did not invest directly in cryptocurrencies, but supported companies focused on it. Co-founder and CEO of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange Sam Bankman-Fried (fortune, according to Forbes Real-Time, $ 20.6 billion), who also participated in the survey, said that from 76% to 100% of his own capital is invested in cryptocurrency.

about the future of bitcoin

Analysts have concluded that the global introduction of the first cryptocurrency is faster than the adoption of any other innovations in history. The price of the asset will follow the rise in popularity of BTC

10% of the population will use bitcoin by 2030, analysts of Blockware Solutions are sure. The growth rate of the popularity of cryptocurrencies is faster than the development of past innovations, such as cars and electricity, according to a report by a mining company.

Bitcoin also benefits from the network effect: the growth of adoption is significantly accelerated by the Internet. According to the report, the value of bitcoin will follow its global spread.

The researchers studied the time schedules of bitcoin adoption (since 2009) and technologies from the past. Among them were cars, radio, electricity, smartphones, cell phones, the Internet and social networks.

“All innovative technologies are developing along a similar S-shaped curve, but new technologies are being introduced much faster than the market expects,” the report says. The researchers said that the adoption of bitcoin will be achieved faster, including due to direct monetary incentives and the macroeconomic situation.

According to a Deloitte report, 75% of American retailers are preparing to start accepting payments in cryptocurrency or stablecoins in the next two years. And in the Australian city of Gold Coast, they offered to accept cryptocurrency as payment for municipal taxes.