Gazali, H.M Bitcoin Investment Behaviour: A Pilot Study

  • Haneffa Muchlis Gazali Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Abstract

The evolution of blockchain technology that promotes decentralised peer to peer electronic cash system named as Bitcoin is becoming trending across the globe. Although the Bitcoin price is extremely volatile, the popularity of bitcoin is seemingly unambiguous. The Bitcoin trending has garnered serious attention from the public, media and academia.  Hitherto, no research has yet systematically investigated the factors influencing the intention to invest in Bitcoin. Thus, the objective of this study is to identify the factors that influence the intention to invest in Bitcoin. An online survey was distributed via the email to the target respondents, those who have basic knowledge of Bitcoin investment. After three weeks of the data collection period for the pilot study, 45 samples were gathered to be tested further. Using the SPSS programme, the data were analysed through the reliability test and factor analysis. The results of the study indicate that the items are valid and reliable. The exploratory factor analysis also discloses that the sampling is satisfactory. Being limited preliminary analysis, this study lacks the empirical evidence to confirm the relationships between the studied variables. Therefore, in future an adequate and bigger sample is needed to establish the empirical support on the associations of the studied variables

Published
2019-12-15
How to Cite
Muchlis Gazali, H. (2019). Gazali, H.M Bitcoin Investment Behaviour: A Pilot Study. International Journal on Perceptive and Cognitive Computing, 5(2), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.31436/ijpcc.v5i2.97
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