Almost 20% of Australians now own digital currencies, according to a survey conducted by the local crypto exchange Independent Reserve. At the same time, more than 90% of respondents said that they knew about the existence of bitcoin and other virtual coins. At the moment, almost 91.5% of the country’s population is aware of the existence of cryptocurrency. The most popular coins remain bitcoin and ether. BTC is much more popular than any altcoin, among which not only ether stand out, but also EOS, XRP, as well as litecoin. Roughly 7.8% of those surveyed said they were aware of the existence of the DeFi decentralized finance market. Among the younger generation of Australians (18-24 years old), 14.4% of respondents admitted that they have already bought the tokens of this ecosystem. 18.5% of the country’s citizens own various digital assets, 42.7% of them admitted that in 2020 they received a good income from investments in bitcoin and other coins. As in the past year, the largest share of cryptocurrency holders is among people aged 25 to 34. Citizens of many countries, including Russia, have become more interested in digital assets this year. Recently, the Hi-Tech Mail.ru project polled its readers and found out that 15% of them would like to receive bitcoin for the New Year holidays.