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People in their 20s and 30s keen to own cryptocurrency

Mar 28,2018
Koreans who are in their 20s and 30s are familiar with cryptocurrencies and willing to invest in them amid the recent craze for the new type of digital money, a survey showed Tuesday.

Some 21.6 percent of 2,511 respondents said they are conscious of cryptocurrencies, with the number soaring to 29.4 percent and 40.3 percent among people in their 20s and 30s, respectively, according to a poll by the Bank of Korea (BOK).

Only 5.7 percent of those in their 60s and 2.2 percent of people aged 70 and over said they had heard of cryptocurrencies.

The BOK poll said 24.2 percent of those in their 20s are eager to invest in cryptocurrencies, while 20.1 percent of people in their 30s are also enthusiastic.

Senior citizens are also in favor of them, with 6.8 percent and 8.3 percent of those in their 60s and 70s saying so, respectively.