If you’re in your 30s, love to shop on Silk Road 2.0 and live outside the US, then chances are, you’re a pretty big bitcoin user. That’s what a new study delving into the profile of bitcoiners has found.
The study, titled ‘Who Uses Bitcoin? An Exploration of the Bitcoin Community‘ is by Jeremiah Bohr and Masooda Bashir at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bohr is a visiting assistant professor at the university’s sociology department and Bashir is director of social sciences research at the university’s engineering school. The paper was first presented at the Privacy, Security and Trust conference in July.
The authors use statistical modelling to crunch the numbers from a survey conducted last year by Lúí Smyth, who was a digital anthropology researcher at University College London but now runs CoinJar’s UK operations.