Research and analysis

Individuals holding cryptoassets: uptake and understanding

HMRC commissioned research to explore the UK cryptoasset market.


Individuals holding cryptoassets: uptake and understanding

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) commissioned research agency Kantar UK to explore the cryptoasset market in the UK. The research sought to establish:

  • the prevalence of owning cryptoassets
  • the types and amounts held
  • the platforms individuals use to buy cryptoassets

The research took a quantitative approach consisting of a screening stage to identify current and former cryptoasset owners and a full survey with those screened in.

The research consisted of a survey with a representative sample of 5,916 UK adults, including 713 cryptoasset owners. The fieldwork was conducted with individuals from the research agency’s respondent panel, which is a randomly selected sample of the UK public. This took place between February 2021 and June 2021.

Published 5 July 2022