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TechCrunch – Why Bitcoin? 'Quick and Convenient' Is Top Survey Response

TechCrunch – Why Bitcoin? ‘Quick and Convenient’ Is Top Survey Response:

TechCrunch’s Natasha Lomas (@riptari) shares the result of possibly the most comprehensive survey of the Bitcoin landscape to-date.  Excerpts:

“The firm surveyed more than 22,000 U.S. consumers in May 2013 to test Bitcoin awareness and levels of trust.”

“Just over a quarter (25.3%) [of U.S. consumers] have heard of the crypto currency — which means the U.S. is lagging the other two countries also surveyed for the poll, Argentina and the U.K. In those nations,”

“62% of U.S. consumers who are Bitcoin-aware said they trust the currency, vs 73% of Bitcoin-aware Argentinians and 69% of Bitcoin-aware Brits.”

“The largest group of Argentinian respondents (44%) said the best thing about Bitcoin is ‘not having to deal with financial institutions’. So banks bad, Bitcoin good.”

“In the U.S. and the U.K. the most popular response when asked about the best thing about Bitcoin is that “it’s quick and convenient” — cited by 36% and 43% respectively.”

 – (Further discussion of the article)

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