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1% Of Russians Want To Get Paid In Bitcoin

Only 1% of Russians are ready to get paid in bitcoin. This is evidenced by the survey of the research center Superjob, conducted among 1600 respondents in 288 settlements of Russia.
Superjob analysts noted that since the beginning of the year the interest of Russians to digital currencies had decreased. In January, 75% of respondents confirmed that they did not want to get their money in bitcoin, in April — 79% of respondents, and in October – 83% of respondents said this.
5% of respondents said that they would like to get a part of their salaries in bitcoin. Another 8% of Russians found it difficult to answer.
The survey also showed an increase in public awareness of digital currencies. In January, Superjob’s survey showed that 5% of respondents did not know anything about cryptocurrencies. In October, another survey indicated the decrease of this figure to 3%.
Note, in January 18% of respondents under the age of 24 were ready to receive a part of their salaries in bitcoin, and in October this figure decreased to 8%.
Recall that in August, a survey of the research holding “ROMIR” showed that 56% of Russian residents know nothing about cryptocurrencies.