Mitchell Nicholson

Economist

Mitchell Nicholson is an economist in Economic Research and Analysis Division of the Currency Department. Mitchell obtained a B.A. in Economics and a B.Sc in Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario. He also graduated with a M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia. His primary research interests include the institutional structure and regulatory policies surrounding cryptocurrencies. He is also interested in researching Canadians' use of cash and the rationale for central banks to issue central bank digital currencies.

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Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9

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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.

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