A latest survey by one of world's largest financial advisory firm, deVere Group, says that 68% of wealthy individuals across the globe will invest or have already invested in cryptocurrencies.

The survey, conducted by the Dubai-based deVere Group, an independent financial advisory organization, polled over 700 of the firm’s clients who reside in various countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Qatar, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Japan, Qatar, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Spain, France and South Africa.

In the survey’s context, a high-net-worth individual was considered one with over £1 million ($1.3 million) worth of investable assets.

"This is the sad part of Crypto ban. Only the common man will suffer while the rich get richer. Always the same #IndiaWantsCrypto," said Nischal Shetty, founder of WazirX, in his series of tweets made objecting India's crypto ban.

Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group said, "The research shows that wealthy individuals are increasingly seeking exposure to cryptocurrencies. There is growing, universal acceptance that cryptocurrencies are the future of money – and the future is now. High net worth individuals are not prepared to miss out on this and are rebalancing their investment portfolios towards these digital assets."

"Crypto is to money what Amazon was to retail. Those surveyed clearly will not want to be the last one on the boat," he said.

Speaking against the crypto ban, WazirX founder Nischal said in a tweet, "This is day 187. We need to tweet to our minister everyday till we get a reply. The more we tweet, more chances of our voice being heard & crypto getting a positive regulation in India. RT, Like, Share as much as you can every day. Only together can we make this happen.

Nischal, a software developer turned entrepreneur, who has built Crowdfire, an AI-driven marketing assistant used by over 15 million users, has launched Crypto Exchange start-up WazirX in March 2018 in response to the current exchange standards in India.

In December last year, there were some reports that India may lift ban on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple as an interdisciplinary committee on cryptocurrencies in India formed by the central government had reportedly recommended lifting the ban and legalize it.

However, no substantial steps or even discussions, opinions were heard from crypto entrepreneurs. And, amid general elections in the country, the matter again gets back into long waiting queue.

Last year in May, Indian apex court, the Supreme Court (SC) of India, barred all high courts from filing petitions against Reserve Bank of India's cryptocurrency ban. The move comes when several cryptocurrency firms had filed a petition with the high court saying -- The RBI’s new policy is "arbitrary, unfair and unconstitutional".

Nonetheless, few leading banks and top notch companies of the country including Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), HDFC Bank and ABG Shipyard and few others, have launched crypto and blockchain-based pilots for internal treasury management. These organizations have reportedly integrated cryptos and distributed ledger technology (DLT) into their operations, using the nascent technologies to pay vendors, suppliers and as a transparent treasury management tool,

Source - Irish Tech News

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