According to a FitRated survey, a significant proportion of people who are into sports are willing to cancel their current gym membership for similar activities, but in the metaverse.
According to the results survey, which was attended by more than 1,000 Americans, about 40% of respondents are ready to go for it. In addition, 80% of those surveyed said they would be more motivated to stay in shape if they were paid to do so in digital currencies.
At the same time, 63% of respondents believe that the motivation to go in for sports is one of the main advantages of the blockchain. Respondents named several popular applications: Lifecoin – 54%, Sweatcoin – 43% and Lympo – 39%. The gamification of the process, according to the interviewees, is one of the main reasons why they would prefer blockchain-based incentives over conventional cash payments.
When asked what activities they would choose to earn cryptocurrencies, 49% said they would prefer walking, another 47% cycling and 41% swimming. Bitcoin was named the most popular digital currency in which respondents would like to receive payment (72%). Ethereum is in second place with 35.5%, followed by DOGE with 34.6%.
Also, most of the respondents agreed that it would be more convenient for them to pay for a gym membership with cryptocurrencies. In early May, luxury fitness club chain Equinox announced that gyms in New York City had begun accepting digital currencies to pay for an annual membership.
Earlier, the audit and consulting company PwC presented a report in which experts called non-fungible tokens (NFTs) one of the main areas of digital assets in sports.