The American teenagers included this year in their wish lists for the parties to cryptocurrency and Fortnite tokens. This was revealed by a study on consumers for the holiday season of 2018.
The study, titled “Hollyday 2018,” was published by investment firm Piper Jaffray last week. The results show that cryptocurrencies and videogame assets replace traditional giftcards or cash, in the preference of American teenagers. It is an interesting change of mentality, which may be revealing for the future of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
As with video games that use cryptocurrencies, V-buck tokens are used within Fortnite to acquire updates in the game's virtual store Players can buy 1,000 V-bucks for $ 9.99.
It should be remembered that, after the recent launch of the new season of the popular videogame, a group of fans was the victim of malware to steal information from their bitcoin portfolios. The malicious software was hidden in alleged “free” downloads of gaming advantages, free V-bucks and sale of updates through payment in bitcoins (BTC).
Other researches carried out in different cities of the world, account for the growing preference of the youngest for cryptocurrencies.
A survey conducted in Germany revealed that young people between 18 and 29 are more willing to buy cryptocurrencies. In this segment, one in three Germans is interested in investing in cryptocurrencies. Previously, in the month of February, another study conducted in Germany also included adolescents between 14 and 17. This population showed a knowledge of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies of 64%.
The same trend can be seen in the research carried out by the venture capital firm Blockchain Capital this November in the United States. The results showed that 30% of young people between 18 and 24 years old prefer to have $ 1,000 in bitcoin. Than the same amount of state debt or stock market bonds. A higher percentage of so-called millennials, about 42%, said they knew about Bitcoin.
Also in Japan, surveys applied to workers between 25 and 30 years of age reflected the tendency. 14% of respondents said they own investments in cryptocurrencies ranging between 400 and 9,000 US dollars.
In all cases, the preference of the youngest, including adolescents, for cryptocurrencies contrasts with the refusal of adults over 52 years old to this type of asset. In this group, the willingness to invest in cryptocurrencies is barely 2%, according to figures from the startup Circle.