Blokcheyn Bank PointPay conducted a study among more than 58 000 customers and found the average age of active investors in cryptocurrency in 2021. According to the study, investors and cryptocurrency holders have gotten older, and the number of women who love risk was 14%.
PointPay notes that crypto investors were significantly younger in 2018. In their opinion, then about 60% of investors were under the age of 31.
Now the ratio has changed – 59% of investors today are between the ages of 31 and 49. According to PointPay analysts in 2018, about 60% of private, small investors were young, and their investments were not significant and stable. Most of them were related to the IT sphere and invested in top cryptocurrencies for several hundred dollars a month. And the volume of annual investments hardly exceeded $ 4,000.
“Today, the ratio has shifted in favor of older investors. And this will bring its pros and cons to the market. 59% of cryptocurrency buyers (from our sample) are between the ages of 31 and 40. They are ready to spend from $ 6,500 per year on cryptocurrency and do not run to withdraw it from the account at the first market correction. They are much more inclined towards long-term investment, ”says analyst Andrei Svyatov.
As for older buyers – from 41 to 59 years old and more, they make up about 4% of all private cryptocurrency investors. This category tends to invest more in cryptocurrency – on average, up to $ 12,000 per year or more.
Compared to 2020, the number of women on the market increased by 4% from 10% to 14%. For classic stock trading on the stock exchange, this indicator is slightly higher – about 20% of traders are women.