Growing Consumer Trust in Cryptocurrencies: Insights from Recent Report


Growing Consumer Trust in Cryptocurrencies: Insights from Recent Report

Growing Consumer Trust in Cryptocurrencies: Insights from Recent Report

Consumer confidence in cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, is on the rise, according to a recent survey conducted by Deutsche Bank. This shift in sentiment reflects evolving perceptions amidst lingering concerns about price volatility.

The survey, released on April 8, collected responses from over 3,600 consumers. It revealed that skepticism towards Bitcoin has slightly decreased, although fewer than one-third of respondents anticipate a significant price drop by the end of 2024.

Compared to a similar survey conducted by Deutsche Bank in September 2023, where less than 40% expressed confidence, the recent findings indicate a notable shift. Over half (52%) of the respondents now believe that cryptocurrencies will emerge as an important asset class and payment method in the future.

"Within the realm of cryptocurrencies lies a dynamic world where innovation meets opportunity, shaping the future of finance with each digital transaction."


Moreover, the percentage of respondents dismissing crypto as a passing fad has dwindled to less than 1%, as per the survey results.

The survey also delved into Bitcoin's price dynamics in anticipation of the upcoming halving event. Deutsche Bank analysts foresee price support driven by regulatory developments, central bank rate adjustments, and the expectation of SEC approval for a spot Ethereum ETF.

Regarding Bitcoin's price trajectory, a third of the survey participants anticipate a drop below the $20,000 mark by the end of 2024, down from 35% in February and 36% in January. However, only 10% foresee Bitcoin surpassing $75,000 by year-end.

The survey's release follows significant Bitcoin-related events since the start of 2024. In January, the SEC greenlit the first U.S.-based spot Bitcoin ETFs, resulting in a record $1 billion daily net inflow on March 12.

Mid-March witnessed Bitcoin reaching a new all-time high of $73,794, with projections suggesting further spikes post-halving, potentially hitting the $150,000 mark—a 160% increase—according to some analysts.

"Blockchain is the ultimate enabler of trust in a trustless environment." 

- Don Tapscott, Canadian businessman and author

Anticipated for mid-April, with April 20 being a commonly cited date, the halving event has spurred bullish sentiments among analysts for the cryptocurrency's future. Factors such as heightened overall demand and macroeconomic influences are expected to drive Bitcoin's price trajectory in the year ahead.

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