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Vietnam Ranks 1st in Crypto Adoption, USA is 5th, China Back in Top 10 - Chainalysis

While rising markets usually dominate the worldwide adoption listing, on the subject of the highest 10 listing, three developments stand out: Vietnam taking the crown once more, the US climbing to fifth place, and China re-getting into the listing, (*10*)in accordance to the most recent report by blockchain evaluation firm Chainalysis.

Per ‘The 2022 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report’, the highest 5 nations on the worldwide crypto adoption index are Vietnam, the Philippines, Ukraine, India, and the United States, respectively. 

The prime 10 listing additional consists of Pakistan, Brazil, Thailand, Russia, and China, per the general index rating. 

The 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index Top 20

Vietnam Ranks 1st in Crypto Adoption USA is 5th China
Source: Chainalysis 2022 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report

Vietnam is ranked 1st in cryptocurrency adoption for the second yr in a row. The report famous that, per the sub-rankings, the nation exhibits “extremely high purchasing power and population-adjusted adoption across centralized, DeFi [decentralized finance], and P2P [peer-to-peer] cryptocurrency tools.”

Chainalysis additional famous a 2020 ballot, which discovered that 21% of Vietnamese customers reported utilizing or proudly owning crypto. Furthermore, the native media recommend that crypto-based mostly gaming is very talked-about in Vietnam – each for the gamers and for the builders.

The Philippines is additionally notable on condition that it “made a large leap” from fifteenth to 2nd place. 

“Both of those nations have comparable development drivers: play-to-earn (P2E) video games and remittances,” mentioned the report. 

Meanwhile, the United States moved up in the rankings. This yr it sits in fifth place, up from eighth in 2021 and sixth in 2020. Interestingly, whereas the nation ranks in the highest three of different sub-indexes, it ranks all the best way down at 111 for inhabitants and buying energy-adjusted P2P change utilization.

Per the report, “this isn’t surprising, as our research shows that P2P exchange usage tends to be highest in countries with low purchasing power,” including:

“Perhaps most interesting is the fact that the United States is by far the highest-ranked developed The 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index 10 market country on our index, and one of only two to make the top 20 along with the UK.”

Another nation moved up considerably: after being the thirteenth in 2021, China landed on the tenth spot this yr. Per sub-indexes, China is “especially strong” in the utilization of centralized companies, sitting in 2nd place for buying energy-adjusted transaction quantity at each the general and retail ranges.

What must be taken into consideration right here is the Chinese authorities’s crypto crackdown and a ban positioned on all crypto buying and selling in September 2021. Yet, per the report,

“[W]hile the ban initially caused a large dropoff in crypto activity, China’s market has bounced back in recent months, suggesting that the ban is perhaps ineffective or loosely enforced.”

Domination of rising markets

Chainalyisis said {that a} particular development has gotten stronger in 2021 – “emerging markets dominate the index.” The report used a framework established by the World Bank, which categorizes nations based mostly on revenue ranges and financial improvement into excessive-revenue, higher-center-revenue, decrease-center-revenue, and low-revenue.

What the report discovered is that “the middle two categories dominate the top of our index.” Out of the above-proven prime 20 ranked nations:

  • 10 are decrease-center revenue: Vietnam, the Philippines, Ukraine, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, Nepal, Kenya, and Indonesia;
  • 8 are higher-center revenue: Brazil, Thailand, Russia, China, Turkey, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador;
  • 2 are excessive-revenue: the United States and the United Kingdom.

Users in decrease-center and higher-center-revenue nations are likely to depend on crypto to:

  • ship remittances;
  • protect their financial savings in occasions of fiat foreign money volatility;
  • fulfill different monetary wants distinctive to their economies.

The report concluded that,

“These countries also tend to lean on Bitcoin and stablecoins more than other countries.”

Slowing adoption and wholesome market fundamentals

Global crypto adoption has “leveled off” in the final yr. It persistently grew since mid-2019, reached its all-time excessive in Q2 2021, after which started transferring “in waves,” falling and rebounding from quarter to quarter, says Chainalysis.

It has seen a drop in the final two quarters because the bear market was beginning.

“Still, it’s important to note that global adoption remains well above its pre-bull market 2019 levels,” Chainalysis mentioned.

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Source: Chainalysis 2022 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report

“Big” crypto holders have continued to carry via the market downturn, and, notably, their losses aren’t locked in regardless of their portfolios having misplaced worth – just because they haven’t offered.

“The on-chain data suggests those holders are optimistic the market will bounce back, which keeps market fundamentals relatively healthy,” the report concluded.

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