Kim Huynh

Senior Research Advisor

Kim is a Senior Research Advisor. His research interests include industrial economics and applied econometrics.

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Senior Research Advisor
Currency
Economic Research and Analysis

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9

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2018 Bitcoin Omnibus Survey: Awareness and Usage

The Bank of Canada continues to use the Bitcoin Omnibus Survey (BTCOS) to monitor trends in Canadians’ awareness, ownership and use of Bitcoin. The most recent iteration was conducted in late 2018, following an 85 percent decline in the price of Bitcoin throughout the year.
October 24, 2019

How Canadians Pay for Things

From cash to contactless cards—what’s in our wallets?

Explaining the Interplay Between Merchant Acceptance and Consumer Adoption in Two-Sided Markets for Payment Methods

Staff Working Paper 2019-32 Kim Huynh, Gradon Nicholls, Oleksandr Shcherbakov
Recent consumer and merchant surveys show a decrease in the use of cash at the point of sale. Increasingly, consumers and merchants have access to a growing array of payment innovations as substitutes for cash.

2017 Methods-of-Payment Survey Report

Staff Discussion Paper 2018-17 Christopher Henry, Kim Huynh, Angelika Welte
Cash use is declining while contactless and mobile payments are on the rise.

Bitcoin Awareness and Usage in Canada: An Update

Staff Analytical Note 2018-23 Christopher Henry, Kim Huynh, Gradon Nicholls
The results of our 2017 Bitcoin Omnibus Survey (December 12 to 15, 2017) when compared with those from 2016 show that Bitcoin “awareness” increased from 64 to 85 per cent, while ownership increased from 2.9 to 5.0 per cent. Most Bitcoin purchasers are using the cryptocurrency as an investment and not as a means of payment for goods or services.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Queen's University (2004)
  • M.A., University of British Columbia (1999)
  • HBA COOP, University of Calgary (1998)

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