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Mauritius among the Top 50 ‘most Crypto-ready’ nations

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The latest 2021 Crypto-Ready Index is out and reveals the top 200 countries in the world that are ‘most crypto-ready.’

Of the top 50 countries globally, Mauritius is the only African country that makes it on the list.

The index evaluates the most crypto-ready nations based on the following metrics:

  • Google Searches
  • Crypto ATM saturation
  • Legislation on ownership and use

Below is a breakdown of the top 20 countries on the list:

  • United States – Over 17, 000 Bitcoin ATMs and laws allow for ownership of crypto and its use in banks
  • Cyprus – Allows for ownership and use of crypto wtih over 140% increase in searches in the past year
  • Singapore – Laws allow for owning and using cryptocurrencies
  • Hong Kong – The laws allow for full use of crypto
  • United Kingdom – Laws allow for usage and ownership of cryptocurrencies
  • Ireland
  • Slovenia
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Gibraltar
  • Malta
  • Croatia
  • New Zealand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Iceland
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Finland

The top ranked African countries on the list are:

  • Mauritius (No. 22)
  • Seychelles (No. 55)

The Bank of Mauritius is targeting a year-end rollout for its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot. 

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