Consumer Choice Center
8. February 2018
Poll: Consumers say ‘hands off’ cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Blockchain
BERLIN, DE – In an online Twitter poll conducted by the Consumer Choice Center, 85 percent of respondents say they don’t want governments slowing down consumer innovation by outlawing cryptocurrencies and blockchain businesses.
While not a scientific survey, the poll indicates a liberal regulatory regime towards cryptocurrencies and Blockchain businesses should be applied, and new legislation aimed at slowing down innovation should not be adopted.
Frederik Roeder, the Managing Director for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said this should be a positive signal to governments.
“This highlights the concern consumers and innovators have over whether governments such as the United States, Canada or countries in the European Union will implement stifling regulations in the sphere of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and businesses concerned with the Blockchain.
“Cryptocurrencies represent a novel innovation in their infancy that could have a sweeping positive impact for millions of consumers. A sound approach by governments is to allow this industry to develop and consumers pick the best solutions rather than drafting new legislation which could potentially harm future innovations,” said Roeder.
***CCC Managing Director Frederik Roeder is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***
The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.