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Bitcoiners love dogs, gold bugs prefer cats — Important new research

Research has revealed crypto investors are more likely to be ‘dog people’ while gold investors are more likely to be ‘cat people’.
New research from US crypto exchange Xcoins suggests gold investors are pretty evenly split between men and women, but men dominate the ranks of crypto investors by a significant margin. The data also revealed that “gold investors are more likely to own a cat than cryptocurrency holders (45% to 38%), while cryptocurrency holders tend to be ‘dog people’ (43% to 38%).” Xcoins’ research used Global Web Index data between 2017 and 2020, to find the differences between gold and crypto owners.The research found that there is a significant disparity between women’s views on gold as an investment as opposed to crypto. Around 46.7% of gold investors are women and 53.5% are men, while among crypto investors, 71.9% are men and just 28.1% are women. The crypto gender gap is nothing new and it is widely believed the crypto and blockchain sectors are male-dominanted. However, research is showing that the gap has been shrinking over the past couple of years, as crypto gradually embeds itself into mainstream society. A report released by CoinMarketCap in April 2020 found that 43% of investors interested in Bitcoin were women, up from just 13% the year before. Recent data published by Cardify found that the amount of women depositing their money into crypto was also growing, with women accounting for 15% of crypto deposits in January 2021, compared to 5.6% the year before.Despite the growing interest from women, Xcoins’ research highlights that there is still a major …
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