Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Index (Statistics)

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by Jordan Tuwiner · September 21st, 2022

The crypto ownership rate in the U.S. is 13% - 2% lower than the global crypto ownership rate.

We've compiled the latest crypto adoption statistics.

Continue reading to find new stats, facts, and trends related to:

  • Global & U.S. crypto ownership
  • Most owned/popular crypto
  • Cryptocurrency adoption statistics
  • Cryptocurrency ownership percentages by coin
  • Bitcoin adoption in the U.S.
  • Crypto adoption rates by gender and age
  • Much more

Let’s see some stats!

Key Crypto Adoption Statistics & Trends

  1. The crypto ownership rate in the U.S. is 13%. This is lower than the global crypto ownership rate of 15%. India leads the way at 29%, with Germany owning just 6%.
  2. 33.7 million Americans own cryptocurrency in the U.S.
  3. 36% of crypto owners have ₿itcoin, making it the most owned crypto.
  4. Currently, the U.S. leads in BTC trading volume globally at around $1.5 billion.
  5. Ethereum (ETH) is owned by around 25% of crypto owners in the U.S. — more than the global average of 23%.
  6. Around 25% of Americans who own crypto also hold ownership of Dogecoin (DOGE).
  7. Adoption of Cardano (ADA) sits at around 19% of crypto owners.
  8. Men are 2.8x more likely than women to own crypto in the U.S.
  9. Men in the U.S. are more likely than women to own crypto. In fact, of those in the U.S. who own crypto, 74% are men and 26% are women.

Global crypto adoption

Country Adoption Rate
India 29%
Nigeria 27%
Vietnam 25%
Australia 22%
Ghana 20%
Singapore 20%
Hong Kong 18%
Venezuela 18%
Brazil 17%
Indonesia 16%
Philippines 16%
Colombia 15%
Kenya 15%
Malaysia 15%
United States 13%
Argentina 13%
Mexico 13%
Canada 10%
Ireland 10%
South Africa 10%

Ongoing global crypto ownership average

The ongoing global crypto ownership average is 15% according to research by Finder.com.

Crypto adoption & ownership by country

Crypto adoption by country

Country BTC ETH DOGE ADA
Canada 3% 2% 2% 2%
United States 5% 3% 3% 2%
Argentina 4% 2% 2% 2%
Australia 13% 10% 5% 4%
Brazil 5% 4% 3% 3%
Colombia 4% 2% 2% 2%
Germany 2% 1% 1% 1%
Ghana 11% 4% 4% 3%
Hong Kong 5% 5% 4% 4%
India 8% 6% 6% 6%
Indonesia 4% 3% 4% 3%
Ireland 3% 2% 2% 2%
Japan 3% 1% 1% 1%
Kenya 7% 3% 3% 3%
Malaysia 5% 4% 3% 3%
Mexico 3% 2% 2% 2%
New Zealand 3% 2% 2% 2%
Nigeria 13% 7% 5% 3%
Norway 4% 2% 2% 2%
Philippines 6% 4% 3% 3%
Singapore 7% 5% 5% 5%
South Africa 5% 2% 2% 1%
Sweden 3% 2% 1% 1%
United Kingdom 3% 1% 2% 2%
Venezuela 5% 2% 2% 2%
Vietnam 6% 5% 4% 4%

U.S. crypto ownership

The crypto ownership rate in the U.S. is 13%. This is lower than the global crypto ownership rate of 15%. India leads the way at 29%, with Germany owning just 6%.

Crypto ownership by coin

Cryptocurrency ownership percentages by coin

Crypto Ownership
Bitcoin (BTC) 5%
Ethereum (ETH) 3%
Dogecoin (DOGE) 3%
Cardano (ADA) 2%
Other 3%

Popular cryptocurrencies in the U.S.

Coin Ownership
Bitcoin (BTC) 36%
Ethereum (ETH) 25%
Dogecoin (DOGE) 25%
Cardano (ADA) 19%
Other 25%

Bitcoin adoption in the U.S.

In an August 2022 report, around 36% of crypto owners in the U.S. said they own Bitcoin. That's 1% lower than the global bitcoin adoption rates (37%).

60% of crypto owners hold BTC in Australia, and around 21% of crypto owners own Bitcoin in Mexico.

Percentage of cryptocurrency owners who own Bitcoin, by country

Country Bitcoin Owners
Australia 60%
Ghana 54%
South Africa 52%
Kenya 49%
Nigeria 47%
New Zealand 44%
Japan 43%
Norway 41%
Philippines 40%
Germany 37%
United States 36%
Sweden 36%
United Kingdom 36%
Ireland 35%
Malaysia 35%
Canada 34%
Singapore 33%
Brazil 31%
Argentina 30%
India 28%

Crypto adoption by gender and age

U.S. Cryptocurrency Adoption by Gender

Men in the U.S. are more likely than women to own crypto.

74% of crypto owners in the U.S. are men, and 26% are women.

U.S. Crypto Adoption Rate by Age

Individuals in the U.S. aged 18-34 make up 61% of cryptocurrency owners. Those aged 55+ are the age group least likely to own crypto, and they make up only 9% of crypto owners.

Age Group Crypto Ownership In U.S.
18-34 61%
35-54 30%
55+ 9%

Sources

  • https://www.banklesstimes.com/cryptocurrency/cryptocurrency-adoption-rates-in-the-us/
  • https://www.finder.com/finder-cryptocurrency-adoption-index
  • https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/2021-global-crypto-adoption-index/