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KPMG Reports How Wealthy Individuals Are Investing In Cryptocurrency



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Amid the harshness of the bear market, some wealthy individuals and family offices in Hong Kong and Singapore are heavily investing in cryptocurrency according to the latest report by KPMG and Aspen Digital. 

The report titled “Investing in Digital Assets” shows that high-net-worth individuals in Hong Kong and Singapore currently possess some volume of digital assets or are moving towards securing some cryptocurrencies. 

It was further suggested that more than 90% of family offices have also shown interest in the digital assets space while 58% of family offices have already acquired some digital assets.

The survey reportedly sampled about 30 family offices and wealthy individuals in Hong Kong and Singapore with the average net worth of the respondents between $10 million and $500 million. 

KPMG further disclosed that there has been a surge in the crypto uptake among the ultra-wealthy people, thereby boosting confidence in the crypto space.

It was also reported that several institutions interested in Web3 space now have unfettered access to digital assets products comprising regulated products. 

Recall that Singapore’s largest bank, DBS, said in September that it would start providing crypto services on its digital exchange (DDEx) to about 100,000 wealthy clients having fulfilled some criteria. 

Meanwhile, some respondents in the survey reveal that the lack of regulatory clarity over digital assets in Hong Kong and Singapore continues to discourage some intending investors. 

It appears this is waning off as KPMG reported that all virtual asset service providers (VASPs) in Hong Kong will be mandated to apply for a license by March 2024. In the same vein, Singapore is planning to ease its cryptocurrency regulations

Crypto Expansion In Singapore, Hong Kong

More than ever before, cryptocurrency is gaining ground in Singapore and Hong Kong. Singapore’s central bank recently granted a preliminary approval to the crypto exchange,, in providing crypto services. 

Prior to them, United States based crypto exchange, Coinbase, was also granted operational license on Oct. 11 to commence Digital Payment Token (DPT) services in the city-state.

Similarly, Hong Kong is making an effort to allow retail investors to invest in cryptos.