SharesPost Financial Corporation Released its Second Crypto Survey

SharesPost Financial Corporation Released its Second Crypto Survey

The Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Survey airs optimism. They found consumers remain optimistic in their long term viewpoint towards crypto and blockchain. Investors are also generally positive for the long term, but less optimistic for short term

There were 528 investor respondents and 2,490 respondents from the consumer side. Some points where both consumer and investor respondents agree:

  • Consumers and investors agree that the money transfer sector, payments, and asset management will experience the biggest disruption from blockchain;
  • Both groups of respondents agree the difficulty that faces blockchain adoption lies in the lack of education and practical, commercial use for it.

SharesPost is a San Francisco based brokerage company that trades various securities.

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