Australians to be Able to Buy BTC & ETH at Newsagents

Bitcoin and Ethereum became closer to Australian people
02 March 2018   455

The Australian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin. com. au has launched a new service, with which the country's residents can purchase Bitcoins and Ether for Fiat. Since March 1, this service has become available in more than 1200 newsagents, reports 9Finance.

When your product is totally digital it can be hard to gain trust from consumers because there's no tangible product being handed over. Using newsagents provides consumers with a convenient and trusted way for investors to buy cryptocurrency. Traditionally, the only people who knew about Ethereum or wanted to buy it were those who already had bought Bitcoin. But now that cryptocurrency is more well-known we found that Ethereum's cheaper price point made it a more digestible value proposition for buyers. 
 

Rupert Hackett 

CEO, Bitcoin. com. au

 Bitcoin. com. au, which has been operating for a year and a half, is described on the site as "one of the first independent bitcoin-exchanges in Australia". Since March 1, the site also began to support operations with Ethereum for the first time.

To purchase crypto-currency in newsagents participating in the program, users only need to register their own wallet. During the purchase, the seller will scan the QR code, after which the corresponding amount of coins will be transferred within 20 minutes, Hackett added. The minimum purchase amount is AUD 50 (about $ 39). The Bitcoin. com. au commission is 5%.

Survey: Millionaires do not gain Enough Crypto Advice

A survey revealed today by Capgemini shows: only 34.6 percent of high net worth individuals have got cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers
19 June 2018   51

According to Reuters, the information is received from Capgemini’s annual survey, the World Wealth Report. The latest edition demonstreted that additionally to the aforementioned 29 percent, a further 26.9 percent are “on the fence” relatively to  cryptocurrency investment - meaning that well over half of HNWIs are aware of and/or interested in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

A Paris-based business consulting corporation, Capgemeni, determines HNWIs as people with at least $1 million accessible to invest, outside of asset holdings such as real estate, automobiles, and art. At the start of 2018, there were a counted 15.2 million such people in the world. This part of society controls more than $70 trillion, and Capgemini expects that figure to rise to $106 trillion by 2025.

Also it was found by the study that 71.1 percent of younger millionaires (age 40 and below) place “high importance” on getting information about cryptocurrency from their wealth management firms, as do 13 percent of those aged 60 and over. In the whole, only 34.6 percent of them claimed that they had learnt cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers. 

This probably points to a trend of wealth managers being a bit behind the times. It also unfolds that a market force which could go some way towards explaining the fact that at least 167 new cryptocurrency hedge funds were instituted last year. During the year of 2017, these funds saw massive growth in profit.