Hong Kong People’s Interest in Crypto Drops After JPEX Exchange Attack

According to a survey conducted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, it is observed that public interest in cryptocurrency has decreased following the multimillion-dollar scandal at the JPEX exchange.

The effects of the approximately 200 million dollar fraud that occurred on the JPEX cryptocurrency exchange are still ongoing. According to recent statements, it was announced that a special team, including officials from the police force and the Financial Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, has been established to investigate the JPEX exchange case.

According to a survey conducted by the Faculty of Business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to measure the attitudes and opinions of the Hong Kong public towards cryptocurrencies, 41% of the participants stated that they do not prefer to own virtual assets or cryptocurrencies.

Only a Small Fraction of the Population Considers Owning Cryptocurrency

Furthermore, according to the survey results, only 20% of the participants are considering owning virtual assets or cryptocurrencies in the future. This indicates a 5% decrease compared to the previous survey.

The decrease in interest among the Hong Kong public in cryptocurrencies following the JPEX exchange attack raises serious questions about the future popularity and acceptance of such assets.

Source: Cointelegraph

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