New data from Coinbase show that Brits hold the second highest level of cryptocurrency awareness in Europe.
Two thirds (66%) of UK adults are familiar with crypto, in second place behind Spain where 80% of consumers are familiar with digital currencies, according to a survey of 8,000 consumers across Europe, including 1,300 in the UK.
In third place was the Netherlands where 64% of people have cryptocurrency awareness, followed by Germany (60%), Italy (58%) and France (56%).
Digital currencies have become part of mainstream conversation with nearly half (47%), on average, of consumers surveyed across the six largest European economies have at some point spoken to friends or family about cryptocurrency.
Almost a third (29%) of UK consumers who are familiar with crypto either own, or have owned cryptocurrencies in the past — the highest rate in Europe.
The Netherlands has the second highest rate of crypto ownership, at 38%, followed by Spain, at 46%.