<Anchor> It is a
friendly economic time.
Today (25th) will be with reporter Kim Hye-min.
Reporter Kim, yesterday Elon Musk could buy Tesla with Bitcoin.
I talked like this.
Then can you live in Korea?
<Reporter> From the
conclusion, Korea cannot yet buy Tesla with Bitcoin.
Yesterday, after Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla can be bought with Bitcoin, I accessed the Tesla purchase site in the United States, and when choosing a payment method, there was a button to buy with Bitcoin.
Musk said other countries except the United States will be able to accept Bitcoin payments from the end of this year.
So, even in Korea, it's not right now, but you can buy Tesla with Bitcoin at the end of this year.
In addition, Musk said that he would not sell the bitcoin that was received as a vehicle payment in the future, but will continue to hold it.Tesla already bought bitcoin by spending about $1.5 billion last month, so it seems that the amount of holdings will continue to increase.
According to the US accounting system, even if the price of bitcoin rises, it cannot be captured as a profit until it is sold. Conversely, if the price of bitcoin falls below the price at the time of purchase, it is recorded as a loss.
Anyway, after Musk's breakthrough announcement, the bitcoin price has risen slightly.
A lot of limitations have been pointed out in that Bitcoin cannot be used differently from existing currencies.
However, when things start to live one by one like Tesla, it seems that there are many people who are worried about whether or not to invest, but the results of a survey related to what kind of people are investing came out.
Bitcoin, or cryptocurrency, is actually unclear why the price rises or falls, and the risk is high, making investment hesitate.
A domestic virtual asset exchange published statistics on who trades a lot of these assets. First of all, by gender, men traded more than 8 times more than women.
However, the higher the age group, the greater the proportion of women investing.
In their 50s, women's trading volume followed by 44%.
By age, people in their 30s were the most, with close to 40%.
It seems that this is because the age who is most interested in economic investment activities when starting social activities.
Nearly half of those in their 30s, 40%.
Then, a lot of young people say that, but I think a lot of people in their twenties will do it.
However, the trading volume in the 20s was surprisingly low.
It was only 1.9%, on the contrary, over 60s account for about 30% of the cryptocurrency transaction volume.
It's a little unexpected statistic.
However, it is difficult to say that the number of cryptocurrency investors in their 20s is smaller than that of the elderly.
Since this data is not based on the number of investors, but on the volume of transactions, the investment in the 20s who do not yet have seed money is small.
Those in their 60s or older have a lot of money for their retirement, so it seems that the result of this upside down came out.
In fact, when the Korea Economic Research Institute recently asked what is the most promising financial means by age, 9.5% of those in their 20s answered that it was cryptocurrency, which was the highest percentage of all generations.
In conclusion, although the volume of cryptocurrency transactions for the younger generation is small, it is interpreted as being more positive than other generations for investment.
So, the younger you are in bitcoin, which is highly volatile and risky, the younger you are, the more you are trying to invest.
I think it can be organized like this, but in foreign countries, there was also a warning message saying that such young investors should be careful about bitcoin.
British financial authorities asked young people how to invest primarily with applications like Robin Hood.
Investors in their teens and 20s were mostly getting investment information on YouTube and social media.
So, even though they had great confidence in new trends or judged that their knowledge level was high, they weren't really aware of the risk of investment.
About 59% of young investors said, "If you suffer a huge financial loss from your investment, you have no means to deal with it."
78% said that'trading decisions are driven by instincts or impulses'.
It seems that the number of young people investing in cryptocurrency will continue to increase in the future. Experts advised that a more cautious approach is necessary because high-risk investment products can have a significant impact on the lives of young financial consumers.