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Bitcoin Usage in The UK
June 2015
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk
1
 Survey carried out during April & May 2015
 Advertised via social media & on site
 UK residents only
http://www.Mining...
Top Level Demographics
Key Findings
 Predominantly Male Demographic
 Most Popular With 25-34 Age Group
http://www.Mining...
Who Uses Bitcoin In The UK?
1%
14%
47%
22%
10%
1% 5%
Age
Under 18
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55+
Did Not Disclose
88%
6%
1% 5...
Acquisition
Key Findings
 Mostly Used For Savings Or Purchases
 Buying From P2P Or Broker Sites The Most Popular Way Of
...
How Do You Mostly Acquire Bitcoin?
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 6
18%
35%
47%
Mining
Buy On Exchanges
Buy From Broker ...
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 7
20.4
5.3
10.5
7.9
2.6
5.3
31.6
16.4
Coinfloor
Bitfinex
BTC-E
Kraken
Okcoin
Bter
Bitstam...
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 8
41.7
5.8
6.8
18.4
11.7
1.9
7.8
5.8
Local Bitcoins
Private Seller
Circle
BitBargain
Coin...
Usage Demographics
Key Findings
 Bitcoin Mostly Used For Purchases & Savings
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 9
What do you mostly use Bitcoin for?
"Please tick any of the below that apply"
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 10
66.4
63....
Regulation
Key Findings
 UK Bitcoin Users Mostly Feel That Regulation Is
Positive
 Legitimising Bitcoin was often used a...
"Regulation should encourage uptake and improve public perception "
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 12
Notable Regulation...
48%
13%
39%
Positive
Negative
Unsure
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 13
Do you think the Government's outlined steps
are ...
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 14
Adoption
Key Findings
* Merchant adoption is lagging
* UK businesses seem reluctant to...
http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 15
Adoption
82.8
39.3
13.9
47.5
There are not enough places
to use Bitcoin within the UK
...
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During April & May 2015 Miningpool.co.uk Conducted A Study Looking At Bitcoin Usage In The United Kingdom

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  1. 1. Bitcoin Usage in The UK June 2015 http://www.Miningpool.co.uk 1
  2. 2.  Survey carried out during April & May 2015  Advertised via social media & on site  UK residents only http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 2 About The Survey Introduction About Miningpool.co.uk  Soft launch during Q4 2014 with focus only on Mining news  Staff writers added during 2015  10,000+ Unique Visitors Monthly
  3. 3. Top Level Demographics Key Findings  Predominantly Male Demographic  Most Popular With 25-34 Age Group http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 3
  4. 4. Who Uses Bitcoin In The UK? 1% 14% 47% 22% 10% 1% 5% Age Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Did Not Disclose 88% 6% 1% 5% Gender Male Female Transgender Did Not Disclose http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 4
  5. 5. Acquisition Key Findings  Mostly Used For Savings Or Purchases  Buying From P2P Or Broker Sites The Most Popular Way Of Acquiring Bitcoin http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 5
  6. 6. How Do You Mostly Acquire Bitcoin? http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 6 18% 35% 47% Mining Buy On Exchanges Buy From Broker Or P2P
  7. 7. http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 7 20.4 5.3 10.5 7.9 2.6 5.3 31.6 16.4 Coinfloor Bitfinex BTC-E Kraken Okcoin Bter Bitstamp Other Exchange % Which Exchange Do You Mostly Use To Purchase Bitcoin
  8. 8. http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 8 41.7 5.8 6.8 18.4 11.7 1.9 7.8 5.8 Local Bitcoins Private Seller Circle BitBargain Coinbase Speedy Bitcoin Bittylicous Other Site % Which P2P Or Broker Site Do You Most Use To Purchase Bitcoin
  9. 9. Usage Demographics Key Findings  Bitcoin Mostly Used For Purchases & Savings http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 9
  10. 10. What do you mostly use Bitcoin for? "Please tick any of the below that apply" http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 10 66.4 63.9 20.5 18.0 6.6 12.3 Purchases Savings Day Trading Sending Cash To Friends/Family Paying Bills Other Usage %
  11. 11. Regulation Key Findings  UK Bitcoin Users Mostly Feel That Regulation Is Positive  Legitimising Bitcoin was often used as a reason for positive sentiment http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 11
  12. 12. "Regulation should encourage uptake and improve public perception " http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 12 Notable Regulation Responses "It clarifies some grey areas for businesses and indicates the government does not currently consider it a threat to the banking system. There may be long- term negative side effects but the short term implications look positive." " Legislation and bringing Bitcoins under the ambit of AML laws legalises the use of these by the Govt. thereby encourages local merchants to start accepting Bitcoin "
  13. 13. 48% 13% 39% Positive Negative Unsure http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 13 Do you think the Government's outlined steps are positive or negative for Bitcoin? Question refers to: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/digital-currencies-call-for-information
  14. 14. http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 14 Adoption Key Findings * Merchant adoption is lagging * UK businesses seem reluctant to accept Bitcoin
  15. 15. http://www.Miningpool.co.uk Page 15 Adoption 82.8 39.3 13.9 47.5 There are not enough places to use Bitcoin within the UK Business adoption in the UK is falling behind other… I am able to spend Bitcoin in a local shop (bricks and… UK businesses seem reluctant to accept Bitcoin "Please tick any of the below points that you agree with" % Of Responses

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