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June 15, 2018, 08:07:37 AM
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Study Finds Irish Crypto Sentiment to be Moving “From Suspicion to Curiosity”
Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four YearsA study carried out by Amárach Research in partnership with communications firm Red Flag has found Irish citizens to be viewing cryptocurrencies in an increasingly favorable light. The survey queried 1,000 Irish citizens aged over 16 years, and claims to be “the first in a series” of polls examining Irish engagement with financial innovations.

The research estimates that 120,000 Irish citizens currently own cryptocurrency, a 300% increase in four years. In total, the study estimates that 180,000 Irish citizens have at some point owned BTC.

General awareness of cryptocurrency appears to have substantially increased following the significant media coverage of last year’s bull run, with 85% of respondents indicating that they were familiar with bitcoin – up from less than half of Irish adults in 2014 as was found in a separate study conducted by Amárach.

Millennials are Three Times More Likely to Own Cryptocurrencies
Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four YearsUnsurprisingly, millennials were found to be the demographic most likely to engage with cryptocurrency, with 25 – 34 year olds estimated to be three times more likely to own crypto assets than the average person.

Despite the significant uptick in Irish crypto user adoption, Gerard O’Neill, the chairman of Amárach, stated that “Cryptocurrency advocates still have a long way to go in driving higher adoption in Ireland.”

Deirdre Grant, managing director of Red Flag Ireland, concluded that “This is a fast-growing sector in Ireland, particularly among young men. But, the level of understanding is still quite low, with one in eight respondents believing [cryptocurrencies] are used mainly by criminals.”

Irish Regulators Provide Tax Guidance for Crypto Users
Study Finds Irish Crypto Userbase to Have Quadrupled in Four YearsLast month, Ireland’s Revenue Commissioners published a manual seeking to provide clarity regarding the tax obligations of the nation’s cryptocurrency users.

The document asserted that businesses and individuals transacting in cryptocurrency will be taxed according to existing regulations, with gains and losses on cryptocurrency trades accruing capital gains tax for individuals and corporate tax on chargeable gains for companies.

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I'm not surprised about this study and I don't think that this will be the last of its kind. We have seen many countries not just Ireland so it only means that crypto is really getting a lot of attention to every nation of the world. That's why this year we see regulations, crackdown, total bans unparalleled in the history of crypto. But the good thing though is that people doesn't give a s**t because they tend to really ignore it and just go on their daily lives to go and join the crypto market. So this will be a ongoing battle for the next decade to come and if someone blinks (hope that it is the government) then the other side will win.

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