Turkey has an obsession with crypto — specifically Dogecoin: Study
The crypto market slump doesn’t mean interest in crypto is also down. A new study from the cryptocurrency education platform CryptoManiaks revealed that many countries are still scouring the internet, hungry for crypto-related information.
According to the study, the Netherlands and Turkey take the top two spots, with 8.2% and 5.5% of the population, respectively, searching for crypto-related terms. Turkey particularly accounted for 4.7 million searches, leading the searches with sheer numbers.
The study analyzed the combined number of searches for a select set of popular cryptocurrencies into a percentage of the population for each country in order to calculate the percentage of locals searching each month.
While it was in second for overall searches, Turkey came in first place for searches related to the memecoin Dogecoin (DOGE), with 812,000 monthly searches. This is nearly double that of Ethereum (ETH), the country’s third most searched crypto.
A spokesperson from CryptoManiaks commented on the DOGE curiosity, particularly over the last 12 month:
“Dogecoin’s popularity has surpassed that of Ethereum in a significant number of countries, with nearly 2 million more monthly searches worldwide for the coin.”
The cryptocurrency DOGE has remained a popular digital asset and crypto cultural phenomenon after it was adopted as the poster crypto for internet icon Elon Musk.
Some of the cryptocurrencies included in the search terms were Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), and Binance Coin (BNB), among others.
Following the Netherlands and Turkey in the ranks were Germany, Canda and the Czech Republic.
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While the United States and the United Kingdom are major players in the global cryptocurrency industry, neither ranked in the top spots due to the number of searches equivalent to their population sizes. The U.S. ranked 15th with 1.9% of the population searching for these terms, while the U.K. takes the 12th spot with 2.6%.
Recent research from Cointelegraph also revealed that despite market conditions, major institutions still remain interested in the industry and continue to pour millions into crypto-related projects.