Individuals holding cryptoassets: uptake and understanding
HMRC commissioned research to explore the UK cryptoasset market.
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.