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Finder.com regularly polls people in 27 countries to analyze cryptocurrency adoption rates, investment diversification, and investor demographics. 2013 users took part in the survey.
According to a Finder.com December report, of people in the United Kingdom who claimed to own some form of cryptocurrency, 42.8% of cryptocurrency holders own bitcoin, making it the most popular cryptocurrency. The second most popular coin is Ethereum with 32.9%, while Ripple is in third place with 17.4%.
Cryptocurrency has gone from a little-known financial product to daily news in recent years, which may be why 15.5% of internet users who took part in our survey said they own cryptocurrencies.
Vietnam has the highest rate of cryptocurrency ownership in the world, with 28.6% of its online population saying they own cryptocurrencies, followed by India (23.4%) and Australia (22.9%). At the other end of the spectrum is Japan, where only 5.8% of online users surveyed say they own any kind of cryptocurrency.
Russia ranks eighth, but from October to December, the number of cryptocurrency users in Russia has almost tripled.
Surpassing cryptocurrencies that surpassed it in market capitalization last year, XRP is the third most popular altcoin in the United Kingdom, with 17.4% of cryptocurrency holders saying they own XRP. Ripple owns an average of 16.8% globally, which puts the UK above the global average.
The Finder report also shows that men in the United Kingdom are about 2.1 times more likely than women to own crypto, with 68% of crypto holders being men compared to 32% women.
The UK ranks 17th in the world for DOGE holders, with 16.9% claiming to own memcoin, below the global average of 18.5%. In terms of popularity among cryptocurrency holders in the United Kingdom, DOGE is ranked 4th.
Solana is the 5th most popular in the UK, with 15.1% of cryptocurrency holders claiming to own the coin, below the global average of 15.5%.