CoinsPaid Surveys Latin America On Bitcoin, Crypto
- CoinsPaid recently surveyed respondents from Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia on their outlook of companies accepting bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
- Over 50% of Brazilians, 38% of Argentinians, and 35% of Colombians view currencies like bitcoin being accepted by companies positively or think it could be the future of money.
- After the Brazilian Senate passed a regulatory bill for cryptocurrencies, 36% of Brazilians would prefer a currency like bitcoin to be used for daily purchases.
CoinsPaid, a European cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, released research to Bitcoin Magazine that shows companies accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are viewed positively and provide noticeable impact on people’s lives in Brazil, Columbia and Argentina.
The survey, which was conducted this past March, showed that 50.5% of Brazilians viewed bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies being accepted by companies with a positive outlook, or that they believed cryptocurrency would be the future of money. Likewise, Argentina reported 38.1% positively towards their outlook while Colombia surveyed at 35.7%.
Respondents from all three countries reportedly stated that one of the main factors that would determine whether or not they wanted to use something like bitcoin for daily transactions is greater security in transactions. This shows a clear demand for bitcoin as its network is by far the largest and most decentralized providing the strongest form of transactional security with a verifiable and uncontrollable public ledger.
Brazilians also showed 36.3% of respondents would prefer to use a currency like bitcoin for daily purchases, which was echoed by the Brazilian Senate as they passed a bill this past February seeking to regulate the broader market.
The movement of countries like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia considering the adoption of new forms of money has not only spurred from heightened levels of inflation, but also from the inspiration provided from El Salvador in its own adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, being the first Latin American country to do so.
In April this year, Reuters reported that Argentina was experiencing over 55% inflation while a Chainalysis report shows Argentina as being the second-highest ranked country for the adoption of cryptocurrencies. Similarly, Brazil experienced a 28-year high for inflation this past April, while Colombia experienced its highest levels of inflation in over 20 years for the same time period.
Bitcoin allows countries to opt-out of controlled economies with a form of money that guarantees inflation cannot devalue their wealth over time while delivering exceptionally low fees with incontestable and incomparable security.