Coinbase Crypto Report Europe 2022 H1


Based on a total of 6,115 respondents from the countries Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, the findings of the Coinbase Crypto Report shows that over the next 12 months, 56% of crypto asset owners plan to increase their crypto holdings. Further, 33% of respondents said they plan to hold their assets, whereas only 11% plan to reduce their assets. The willingness to increase crypto holdings predominates in the 18–39 year old crypto owner demographic.

Figure 1: Change in crypto asset portfolio over the next 12 months
Figure 2: Reasons for not owning crypto assets
Figure 3: Demographics of german crypto asset owners


The report consists of 16 pages and can be downloaded here with the direct link to the PDF file (5,300 kB): English version, German version. The German version includes multiple specifics for the German market, so it is not a 1:1 translation.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). From 2018 to 2021, he was ranked among the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. He has been a member of the FinTech Council and the Digital Finance Forum of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. He is also on the Board of Directors of FiveT Fintech Fund, 21e6 Capital and Blockchain Founders Group — companies active in venture capital financing for blockchain startups and crypto asset investment management. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, decentralized finance (DeFi), the digital euro, tokenization of assets, and digital identity. You can contact him via mail ( via LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter (@philippsandner).

About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The FSBC at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is designed as a think tank and research center and focuses on the implications of blockchain technology for businesses and the economy. In addition, the Center provides a knowledge-sharing platform for decision-makers, start-ups, technology and industry experts. combines broad and industry-relevant expertise with proximity to business and academia. In particular, it helps companies in the blockchain ecosystem with consulting and the integration and handling of digital assets. Coinbase offers a common trading platform for cryptocurrencies and official currencies and has sponsored this report. Coinbase’s offering is divided into services for private individuals and companies. The offer for end customers comprises the trading platform including cyber wallet. With Global Digital Asset Exchange, a professional version of the trading platform is available for companies. In addition, external applications can be integrated into Coinbase via a programming interface, for example for automated payment transactions. This is aimed at developers and sellers.



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Philipp Sandner

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