May 12, 2020 New global study investigates the general public’s views of cryptocurrency.

A new global study, conducted by the communications company, Edelman, has found that 48% of participants trust cryptocurrency, and this figure is up 11% since 2019. The study, titled the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer, was based on an online survey of 34,000 people across 26 markets. Beyond trust, a smaller group, just 35%, believe that cryptocurrency will lead to social good and 62% believe that the industry needs more regulation, with respondents from Italy, Hong Kong, and Spain representing the most pro-regulatory markets. Overall trust was lowest in Germany at 25% and the highest in China, at 81%.