The research company Chainalysis has published a ranking of 25 countries, which is based on the income received from Bitcoin investors in these countries in the last calendar year.
American investors are in the lead in this rating, who received about $ 4.1 billion in 2020 from trading the most popular cryptocurrency. China ranks second with a score of $ 1.1 billion.
Japan closes the top three with a result of $ 930 million. Next comes the UK, where investors earned about $ 830 million on bitcoin. The fifth place went to Russian investors, who received $ 630 million.
Germany, France, Spain, South Korea and Ukraine are also in the top ten. Ukrainian investors earned $ 390 million on bitcoin last year.
Cryptocurrency exchanges recorded a net outflow of 22,550 bitcoins earlier this week, according to research platform Glassnode. This is the largest Bitcoin outflow of the day since November 2, 2020.
Chinese police have arrested more than 1,100 people suspected of using cryptocurrency to launder money from telephone and internet scams.