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Netherlands ranks as the most crypto-obsessed county in the world, according to a new study analysing searches for cryptocurrencies across 100 countries. 

Cryptocurrency education platform CryptoManiaks combined monthly Google searches for ten of the most popular cryptocurrencies across the worlds 100 most populated countries. They looked at the combined number of searches for these cryptocurrencies as a percentage of each country’s population size, to calculate the proportion of residents searching each month. 

1. Netherlands – 1,445,150 searches per month (8.2 per cent of population) 

The Netherlands was found to have the highest global percentage of cryptocurrency searchers, with 1.4 million monthly searches – the equivalent of 8.2% of the country’s population making a cryptocurrency related search every month. The largest proportion of these searches were for Bitcoin, at 964,000 searches per month on average.   

Surprisingly, the country’s second most searched currency was volatile meme coin, Dogecoin, which receives 201,000 searches per month – more than double the searches for Ethereum (99,000 monthly searches) which comes third. 

2. Turkey – 4,663,600 searches per month (5.5 per cent of population) 

Turkey ranked as the second most crypto-obsessed, with 4.7 million searches per month, the equivalent of 5.5 per cent of its population searching for cryptocurrencies each month. Bitcoin was also the most searched for cryptocurrency among Turkish residents, accounting for 68 per cent of the country’s total searches. Out of all the countries in the study, Turkey is home to the biggest Dogecoin fans, with 812,000 searches a month on average for the currency – more searches than any other country. 

3. Germany – 4,236,800 searches per month (5.1 per cent of population) 

Germany ranks third with 4.2 million monthly searches, or 5.1 per cent of the population searching for the most popular cryptocurrencies. As Europe’s second most populous country, it mirrors Turkey’s search habits, with Bitcoin being the most searched cryptocurrency followed by Dogecoin and Ethereum respectively. 

4. Canada – 1,671,800 searches per month (4.3% of population)  

Canada ranks as the fourth most crypto obsessed country, with 1.7 million monthly searches, the equivalent of 4.3 per cent of the country’s population searching for the ten most popular cryptocurrencies each month. With 1 in 25 people Canadians interested in cryptocurrencies, Canada also follows the trend where Bitcoin remains most popular, with Dogecoin again beating out Ethereum to take second place. 

5. Czech Republic – 448,550 searches per month (4.3 per cent of population) 

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, rounds off the top five most crypto obsessed countries with a modest 448,550 searches each month. Czechia’s smaller population size of 10.5 million enables it high ranking, which also sees 4.3 per cent of its residents searching for popular cryptocurrencies each month. Bitcoin was Czechia’s most searched cryptocurrency by a large majority, accounting for 359,000 of the monthly searches. 

Where do the UK and US rank? 

United Kingdom   

The UK ranked 12th overall, with 1,753,000 cryptocurrency searches per month – the equivalent of 2.6 per cent of the population searching each month. 

United States 

Despite having the highest overall total across the ten cryptocurrencies, at 6,546,100 searches per month, the United States ranked as the 15th most crypto obsessed country when accounting for it population size – at just 1.9 per cent of the population searching for these cryptocurrencies. 

“It will come as no surprise that Americans are frequent searchers of cryptocurrency, a spokesperson from CryptoManiaks commented.  

“However, by considering how populous a country is, we are able to generate a much more accurate picture of a country’s general interest levels in crypto. European countries tend to dominate the rankings, accounting for seven of the ten countries that make the top ten. 

“Interestingly, 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, when considering searches over the past 12 months,” they added. 

Top 15 countries searching the most for popular cryptocurrencies 

            Rank         Country         Monthly Google searches         Total monthly searches         Population size         Total searches as % of population         Searches per 1,000 people 
    ‘binance coin’     ‘bitcoin’     ‘cardano’     ‘dogecoin’     ‘ethereum’     ‘polkadot’     ‘solana’     ‘tether’     ‘usd coin’     ‘xrp’ 
        1.     Netherlands     6,700     964,000     104,000     201,000     99,000     12,000     250     3,000     1,200     54,000     1,445,150     17,564,014     8.2%     82 
        2.     Turkey     2,500     3,150,000     3,300     812,000     419,000     20,000     4,900     31,000     1,900     219,000     4,663,600     85,341,241     5.5%     55 
        3.     Germany     19,000     3,060,000     186,000     540,000     270,000     22,000     900     47,000     1,900     90,000     4,236,800     83,369,843     5.1%     51 
        4.     Canada     4,400     904,000     66,000     425,000     184,000     9,100     1,000     7,100     1,200     70,000     1,671,800     38,454,327     4.3%     43 
        5.     Czech Republic     900     359,000     350     40,000     38,000     2,500     3,200     1,000     200     3,400     448,550     10,493,986     4.3%     43 
        6.     Belgium     2,100     344,000     25,000     59,000     42,000     4,900     3,100     1,000     350     6,500     487,950     11,655,930     4.2%     42 
        7.     Australia     4,000     590,000     73,000     227,000     15,000     13,000     100     4,300     1,100     72,000     999,500     26,177,413     3.8%     38 
        8.     Sweden     700     278,000     800     66,000     33,000     3,000     3,000     2,000     200     7,500     394,200     10,549,347     3.7%     37 
        9.     Spain     4,400     1,200,000     95,000     2,600     130,000     22,000     4,000     5,500     700     8,100     1,472,300     47,558,630     3.1%     31 
        10.     Poland     3,600     802,000     3,400     124,000     89,000     12,000     4,900     4,100     450     4,200     1,047,650     39,857,145     2.6%     26 
        11.     Portugal     1,000     169,000     19,000     36,000     28,000     3,700     3,000     1,800     200     6,400     268,100     10,270,865     2.6%     26 
        12.     United Kingdom     11,000     1,310,000     106,000     9,800     203,000     15,000     700     16,000     1,500     80,000     1,753,000     67,508,936     2.6%     26 
        13.     France     7,600     1,170,000     70,000     175,000     173,000     17,000     1,600     16,000     1,100     12,000     1,643,300     64,626,628     2.5%     25 
        14.     Italy     5,900     876,000     8,000     166,000     83,000     13,000     600     4,900     450     8,100     1,165,950     59,037,474     2.0%     20 
        15.     United States     16,000     4,570,000     247,000     729,000     611,000     40,000     6,900     88,000     1,200     237,000     6,546,100     338,289,857     1.9%     19 

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