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Dogecoin and Ethereum among the top 10 Google searches in 2021

Dogecoin and Ethereum among the top 10 Google searches in 2021
Jordan
Major
7 months ago
3 mins read

In reaction to rising inflation and economic uncertainty, the growth of the cryptocurrency market has resulted in two cryptocurrencies making it into the top ten trending news-related topics on Google Search in 2021.

Indeed, both Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ethereum (ETH) feature in the top 10 trending news-related topics in 2021, with DOGE ranked fourth and the search term ‘Ethereum price’ in the tenth position as traders and investors look for alternatives to traditional markets.

Every year in December, Google releases a list of the most frequently searched queries on its platform, as well as a breakdown of the most popular searches by nation.

Caption: Top 10 trending news-related topics on Google Search in 2021 globally. Source: trends.google

It’s worth mentioning that Afghanistan, AMC stock (NYSE: AMC), COVID vaccine, GME stock (NYSE: GME), Stimulus check, Georgie Senate Race, Hurrican Ida, and COVID make up the remainder of the other searches.

Meme coin

Dogecoin’s surge in 2021 was inspired by celebrities, including Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who pushed the asset on Twitter.

Redditors who were behind the GameStop pump shifted their attention to Dogecoin, resulting in a huge spike in trading volume among cryptocurrency traders. In the beginning, the meme-based cryptocurrency was never truly taken seriously until it soared by an incredible 800 percent in less than a day, causing widespread consternation.

On January 1, Dogecoin was trading at $0.004886, while on May 8, the currency reached an all-time high of $0.7004. Currently, Dogecoin is now trading at $0.1765, down 1.78% in the last 24 hours and 18.36% over the previous week, according to CoinMarketCap.

DOGE YTD price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap.com

The market capitalization now stands at $23.3 billion, which is still significantly more than the $624 million recorded at the start of the year but represents a considerable decrease from the $90.7 billion recorded at the time of its all-time high.

One of the challenges with Dogecoin continues to be that the currency does not have a great deal of usefulness. Following his appointment to the advisory board of the Dogecoin Foundation, Vitalik Buterin, the developer of Ethereum, recommended that DOGE transition from a proof-of-work (PoW) methodology to a proof-of-stake (PoS) model.

Ethereum growth

Elsewhere the second largest digital asset by market cap Ethereum, has continued to climb in comparison to Dogecoin.

Ethereum 2.0, which is currently under development, is expected to switch the blockchain’s consensus method from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. According to the Ethereum foundation, if the move is successful, the upgrade may reduce Ethereum’s energy consumption by up to 99.95%.

Interestingly, Ethereum has also exponentially increased in price from $737 on the first day of the year to its current price at $4,353.

Despite the recent volatility in the market, Ethereum has managed to maintain its stability. At the time of writing, the decentralized asset is down 0.93 percent on the day and 5.55 percent over the last seven days, with a market capitalization of $516 billion, compared to an initial market capitalization of $84 billion at the start of 2021.

ETH YTD price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap.com

Despite the uncertainty that has surrounded cryptocurrency markets in recent months, it seems that digital currencies such as Dogecoin and others continue to attract investors looking to make a fast profit.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk.

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Jordan Major
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Jordan is an investor and market analyst. He's passionate about stocks, ETFs, blockchain, and digital assets. At Finbold.com, he delves into the technicalities to obtain future trends for new market traders and gives insights into user-friendly platforms for beginners.

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