According to a recent survey, most bitcoin investors from the United States expect that cryptocurrency will demonstrate even better results in the new year.
LendEDU, a startup specializing in online student lending, has published the results of surveys related to various questions about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. In the period from 9 November to 13 November 2017, they managed to interview 565 Americans. They found that approximately 77% of respondents consider that the price of bitcoin will grow even faster in 2018.
In early 2017, a bitcoin was worth a little less than $ 1,000 and is now trading at the level of 16.500 USD with the maximums exceeding the mark of 17,000 U.S. dollars as of December 14.
As a result, almost 75% of investors plan to increase their investment in bitcoin in the next year, with less than 10% do not plan to do.
On the other hand, approximately 31.5% of respondents expect to sell at least part of their assets in bitcoin in 2018, and 40% said they won’t do that, 28.5% of respondents are not yet confident in their answers to this question.
Though small, but the majority, namely 51%, stated that they intend to make at least one purchase using a crypto currency, while 30% are not confident that they will do it or not.
LendEDU stated that the regulation could help to stabilize the price of bitcoin, but excessive regulation is contrary to its basic principles and may alienate some of his supporters. About 50% of respondents stated that they do not like the idea of rigid regulation, while more than 30% of respondents said they considered needed more stringent regulation.
We found that many pectin investors do not want additional regulation in 2018. However, an interesting fact is that 20 percent of our respondents are unsure about whether you need to increase the regulation or not.
The results of this survey are closely linked with the results of previous months. In November, the company noted that about one-third of respondents have already sold part of its investment, while most have not yet done so.