Saturday, October 21, 2017 (self.BitcoinMarkets)
iitaikoto: Living in Tokyo, working in finance. Almost everyone I know owns Bitcoin. It’s what we talk about at the bars after work. It is difficult to get an objective picture but after some research I came to the conclusion that around 10% of the working population 20-65 year olds might already own Bitcoin. Research meaning looking at the number of accounts at Bitflyer etc. It really feels like it’s at the doorstep of becoming mainstream.
nannal [long-term holder]: Outside of Tokyo, almost nobody holds bitcoin. I live in eastern Europe with regular visits to the UK, I know of three people who are in crypto, and two of those are because I got them involved and one of those is in eth.
The other is my girlfriends friends coworker, hardly someone I interact with regularly (or at all).
Both stories are anecdotes but my point is adoption is not as high as 10% for workers globally and there's a long way to go before we become mainstream.