Hong Kong has once again been named the most crypto-ready location for widespread cryptocurrency use in 2023, maintaining its top position for the second consecutive year. A recent study assessed various factors, including the presence of cryptocurrency ATMs, businesses that accept cryptocurrencies, ease of access, and the legality of cryptocurrencies. This assessment revealed intense competition among the leading countries in the crypto space, with Hong Kong, the United States, and Switzerland securing the top three spots.
Hong Kong secured the top rank with an impressive crypto readiness score (CRS) of 8.36. However, the United States slipped down to third place after experiencing a 6.5% decrease in its CRS score, dropping from 7.7 in 2022 to 7.25 in 2023. In contrast, Switzerland’s CRS score surged by over 9%, climbing from 7.5 to 8.18, securing its position as the second most crypto-ready country globally.
As we’ve previously explained, a country’s CRS is influenced by various factors, including the number of crypto ATMs, favorable crypto regulations, a thriving startup ecosystem, and a fair taxation system. Notably, Slovenia, Canada, and Australia also made it into the top 10 crypto-ready nations in 2023.
This ranking underscores the increasing importance of cryptocurrency adoption and the competition among countries to create an environment conducive to its growth. Hong Kong’s continued leadership in this regard highlights its commitment to embracing the future of finance through cryptocurrencies.