25% of South Africans Own Cryptocurrency With Average Value of Assets Held Be...

25% of South Africans Own Cryptocurrency With Average Value of Assets Held Be...

According to the findings of a study by KLA, a market research and data specialist firm, some 47% of South African adults are holders of cryptocurrency, with the majority of this number holding low-value investments. In addition, the study shows that 36% plan to invest in crypto in the future. South Africans Still Experimenting With Cryptocurrency Though the KLA findings report that 47% of South Africans are holders, the Businesstech report quoting KLA’s Tessa Nowosenetz explains the value of crypto assets held is still very low. This low average value suggests that many are still....


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