Update: Who are these Bitcoin-ers?; Bitcoin covered by Max Keiser on AJ todaySubmitted by SteveMT on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 17:25
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The Demographics Of Bitcoin
03/10/2013 14:15 -0400
With the growing popularity and perhaps relevance of a globally decentralized currency system in a world adrift in fiat devaluation death-matches, it is perhaps interesting to understand just who these Bitcoin'ers are? The ongoing survey of Bitcoin users (here) has some intriguing results already:
The 'average Bitcoin user' is:
32.7 years old,
libertarian / anarcho-capitalist (37%),
with a full time job (43%), and
is in a relationship (56%).
The biggest motivation for new users are curiosity, profit, and politics; and 39% of users do not drink, smoke, gamble, or take drugs. Just over half of users have mined bitcoins and the greatest community fear for Bitcoin is “regulatory/legal intervention” followed by ”reputation problems”. Overall more people seem to find Bitcoin intellectually rewarding (70% have learned more about cryptography) than socially rewarding (22% have made friends).