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Update: Who are these Bitcoin-ers?; Bitcoin covered by Max Keiser on AJ today

Time of Bitcoin interview is pending:
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:

male (96%),
32.7 years old,
libertarian / anarcho-capitalist (37%),
non-religious (61%),
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).

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SteveMT's picture

Max Keiser is a big fan of Bitcoin. He is a guest on AJ today.

Alex Jones is wary of Bitcoin, its origins, and real purpose. Keiser is a big advocate of this alternative currency. Time of interview is pending.



SteveMT's picture

This profile for Bitcoin-ers fits us pretty closely.

Appreciate the interest. I'm not sold on Bitcoin, like I am metal, but I like the ease of transferability aspect of this currency.

Yes bitcoin is a tool that is

Yes bitcoin is a tool that is only useful in a digital economy. If the internet goes away so do all the bitcoins, but while we have the internet, bitcoins sure do provide a very specific and valuable functionality.