It’s OK to be different — Crypto in Turkey

Bitcoin is becoming more prominent day by day, thus the growth of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in different countries from the last decade has shown that there is strong momentum. But is it easy to purchase Bitcoin? Can you pay for your dinner with it or other cryptocurrencies? The answer-it depends on the location.

We are happy to have a chat with a famous local influencer, Wolfe (@XryptoWolfe) on Twitter to share more with us about crypto culture in Turkey!

In Turkey, due to the high inflation of Turkish Lira in the last decade, cryptocurrencies have vital importance to make investment and transfer money across the world.

There are lots of crypto-related communities that help to grow crypto-culture.

I think all of the answers to this question are valid for Turkish crypto users because the usage of cryptocurrencies varies such as Investments, Forex trading, Altcoin trading, Transactions, and Payments. Turkish crypto users want to use all of the advantages of cryptocurrencies.

The number of HODLers is actually much greater than traders.

Cryptocurrencies are quite popular. Sometimes it goes mainstream also. Adaption is very high in the under 40 ages generation.

The 5th cryptocurrency exchange in the world started in Turkey. Currently, there are no specific regulations but KYC/AML regulations of other businesses are still in charge to prevent fraud.

Everyone knows that Bitcoin has great value here in Turkey, so I can say that everyone will choose 1 BTC especially if asking my friends and family.

I never used Bitcoin ATMs but there are 5–6 Bitcoin ATMs in Turkey with high commissions.

The smooth answer is 1, it is quite easy if one is willing to give KYC to local exchanges. But there are some liquidity problems, especially in trend times, the sell-side consists of arbitrage with more expensive prices than the world price. Also, there are no good services to give people OTC via Bank to Bank. So when one thinks to invest money, they can’t find proper liquidity.

As a standard spot exchange, Btcturk is very popular. But the more crypto-industry grows, the more sophisticated exchanges like Felixo Exchange take their place in the industry.

Popularity doesn’t relate the quality. The main reason many places are popular, it’s about opening date. Currently in the crypto world similar to fashion, but it’s changing while people learn the crypto-industry and understand what quality is.

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Originally published at https://www.okex.com on May 12, 2020.