区块链, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (比特币), has already gained mainstream popularity, according to global finance executives polled by Big Four auditing firm Deloitte.

According to Deloitte’s 2021 全球区块链调查, 81% of the financial services industry (金融服务机构) executives believe that blockchain technology is “broadly scalable” and has achieved mainstream adoption.

Released last Friday, the report queried 1,280 FSI professionals based in Brazil, 中国, 德国, 香港, 日本, 新加坡, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. The survey covered general FSI cohort respondents who had “at least a general understanding” of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as “FSI Pioneers,” or those respondents who have already deployed blockchain tools into their business or production.

一些 73% of survey respondents expressed concerns that their firm would lose an opportunity for competitive advantage if they do not adopt blockchain or digital assets. Among the FSI Pioneers subset, 多达 97% of respondents indicated that blockchain applications are crucial for their business to stay competitive.

资源: Deloitte

Despite the survey pinpointing the FSI’s bullish stance on blockchain and digital assets, 71% of survey respondents indicated that cybersecurity is the greatest barrier to wider digital asset adoption. Among the FSI Pioneers, 73% of respondents specified regulatory barriers as the principal obstacle hindering crypto adoption. Among overall respondents, 65% described the existing legacy financial infrastructure as the greatest impediment to mainstream blockchain adoption.

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“在过去的一年, 我们已经看到全球金融生态系统对数字资产推动的新商业模式的思考方式发生了重大转变, and how this is playing a meaningful role in financial infrastructure,” Deloitte Consulting principal Linda Pawczuk said. The survey showed that the foundation of banking has been “fundamentally outlived,”她补充道.

According to Deloitte’s last year’s Global Blockchain Survey, 几乎 40% of respondents from ​​major global technology companies had blockchain in production, with almost 90% believing that blockchain would become more important in the next three years.

Additional reporting by Samuel Haig.