The Dutch government has allocated a budget to further research blockchain technology. The Dutch government is encouraging the development of new applications using blockchain technology. The Dutch government is participating in public-private partnerships and has founded the Dutch Blockchain Coalition.
Although it appears to become more popular every year, reliable and current data regarding cryptocurrency trade is not generally available in the Netherlands. 2021 research did show that approx. 700,000 people in the Netherlands (4%) own Bitcoin. No mainstream financial institutions offer or otherwise support cryptocurrency trading, but we see a trend of crypto currency providers focusing their services solely on professional investors or high net worth individuals.