Grayscale published a new report on Dec. 4, which suggests that the Bitcoin and crypto industry may not be as male-dominated as previously assumed.
Grayscale found that over one-third of U.S. investors are interested in Bitcoin, and 43% of that interested group women. The study involved 1,100 U.S.-based contributors between ages 25 to 64, all currently active in personal investing with at least $10,000 in investible assets and $50,000 household revenue.
The survey found that men and women share the same perceptions on Bitcoin, predominantly in the investment age array of 25 to 54. While many of the qualities of BTC resonate with both genders, the study found that the two groups are investing differently.
As per the report, women are more risk-averse and generally less confident about investments. Almost equal percentages of men and women, 56.4%, and 56.2% respectively see significant growth opportunities in crypto-assets—with 49.8% of women and 49.9% of men commenting that Bitcoin’s limited source will drive demand value higher.
Besides, 47 percent of women compared to just 37 percent of men agree that now is the perfect time to purchase Bitcoin because they assume that the value will only upsurge. While more women than men said that they have a little knowledge about Bitcoin, but of the women that revealed interest, 93 percent said that they would be ready to invest in it if they knew so much about it.
Furthermore, women tend to believe that they invest as a way to secure their families and not to be wealthy. Notably, Rosa Maria Ryyti, who was the Miss universe Finland 2015, mentioned this risk adversity and said that Bitcoin is a risky investment as to why it is not that popular among women.
While the report indicates that men and women share a nearly equal interest in Bitcoin, other sources are still suggesting that much lesser women invest in Bitcoin than men in general.