How Long Do Investors Plan to Hold Onto Bitcoin?

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How Long Do Investor Plan to Hold Onto Bitcoin?

Did investors buy bitcoin because it was trendy, or are they committed to cryptocurrency for the long haul?



As in any new and rapidly-growing market, this kind of investor intent and the overall feeling of market sentiment matters a lot. That’s because there are no historical averages or ratios to apply as baselines for value, and if things head south there is always the possibility of a mass exodus.

According to a survey of 1,800 crypto investors around the world at the end of March 2018, a whopping 77.9% see the crypto market gaining more than 30% in value over the next three years.

Only 16% of respondents planned to sell within the next year, and 44% of respondents said they’d hold onto Bitcoin for four or more years.

Furthermore, security continues to be a topical issue for traders, which is not surprising since it’s estimated that $1.2 billion of crypto has been stolen since 2017. Other issues like high trading fees and the lack of liquidity and lack of currency pairs also poll high.

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