Bitcoin could be in for a boost with U.S. students twice as likely as the country’s average to own cryptocurrency, a survey by Coinbase and carried out by researchers Qriously has revealed.
With 18 percent of U.S. student respondents saying said they own (or have owned) bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency, twice the rate of the general population, it suggests bitcoin ownership and adoption could be about to rise.
Students are often seen as bellwethers of cultural and technological change. Facebook, now the world's largest social network, was initially open only to students and found mass adoption among the world's youth before spreading to older generations.
Before that, a much younger internet, back in the 1980s, was predominantly used by students, academics and universities to share research before it was later commercialized.
Among all students surveyed, 17% said they consider their knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain was very good, compared to just 9% of the general population surveyed at the same time.