- Majority of institutional traders surveyed by JPMorgan (78%) do not currently plan to trade cryptocurrencies
- Only 12% expect to trade crypto in next 5 years, showing slow pace of institutional adoption
- Results suggest banks remain cautious about crypto, though open to it as an asset class in the future
A recent survey conducted by JPMorgan asked over 4,000 traders about their plans for trading cryptocurrencies. The results show that the majority of institutional traders are still hesitant to get involved in crypto.
Most traders don’t plan to trade crypto
- 78% of traders said they do not plan to trade cryptocurrencies
- Only 12% plan to trade crypto in the next 5 years
Institutional adoption remains slow
- Over half of institutional traders don’t want exposure to crypto
- The survey confirms that institutional adoption of crypto is still in early stages
Banks remain hesitant about crypto
- As a major bank, JPMorgan‘s survey provides insight into Wall Street’s view on crypto
- The results suggest that major banks still remain cautious regarding cryptocurrencies
The survey highlights those institutional investors and traders, who drive significant trading volume in traditional markets, have yet to fully embrace cryptocurrencies. Their reluctance to trade crypto assets suggests that mainstream adoption in financial markets is still in early innings.
However, the fact that 12% of traders surveyed expect to trade crypto within 5 years shows the asset class is gaining some traction. As familiarity and understanding grows, it’s likely that more institutional capital will flow into the crypto space over time.
For cryptocurrencies to truly rival traditional assets, buy-in from banks and institutional traders will be crucial. But the industry is still working to address the biggest concerns around crypto like volatility, security, and lack of regulation that give institutional traders pause.
While the crypto market has grown rapidly in recent years, JPMorgan’s survey demonstrates there is still hesitation among mainstream financial institutions to add cryptocurrencies to their portfolios. The market likely needs to mature further in terms of regulation and stability to win over major investors and traders. But the survey provides evidence that Wall Street is at least open to crypto as an asset class for the future.