Solely 2% of Russians have invested in Bitcoin (BTC) thus far, in line with a brand new survey by the Russian Public Opinion Analysis Middle (VTsIOM) revealed on April 9.The VTsIOM, the oldest polling establishment in post-Soviet Russia, revealed that Bitcoin has not gained reputation within the nation, with two thirds of Russians contemplating a purchase order of the cryptocurrency as a nasty funding.The analysis heart has not offered both a time-frame for the ballot, or the variety of complete respondents concerned within the survey.With that, 56% of Russians claimed that they have been conscious of Bitcoin, whereas 18% stated that they’ve solely heard of Bitcoin, the survey notes. Nevertheless, the VTsIOM assessed the factual information to be fairly low, with 12% of those that claimed to pay attention to Bitcoin said that Bitcoin is banned in Russia.The Russian authorities has not formally enforced federal crypto regulation to this point, though the Russian parliament handed a crypto invoice within the first studying in Might 2018. The draft invoice was despatched again to the primary studying stage in late 2018, following stories on the shortage of quite a few key ideas, together with crypto mining. In late February, Russian President Vladimir Putin set one other deadline for the state to undertake crypto laws by July 1, 2019.In response to the ballot outcomes, solely 9% of Russian residents possessed an in depth information about Bitcoin. The notice charge is considerably larger amongst Russia’s male inhabitants, individuals underneath 25-years-old, individuals with larger schooling, in addition to residents of the nation’s two greatest cities — Moscow and Saint Petersburg.In November 2018, Forbes Russia reported that 5% of Moscow residents who use non-cash strategies of cost have been prepared to start out utilizing cryptocurrencies to pay for his or her purchases.Beforehand, American financial institution Wells Fargo revealed a ballot claiming that solely 2% of United States buyers owned Bitcoin, whereas 26 stated they have been intrigued by it. In response to the ballot information, 96% of buyers stated they heard of Bitcoin, however solely 29% stated they knew one thing about digital currencies.Just lately, Cointelegraph reported that the overwhelming majority of respondents to a survey by the UK central financial institution claimed that they would favor to obtain a present of cash in a digital forex.