Dogecoin and Ethereum make the top Google searches in 2021

December 9, 2021

The cryptocurrency market has seen an impressive year-on-year return, with leading tokens like Bitcoin enjoying gains of up to 173% since the beginning of the year. Two altcoins especially have garnered attention over the course of 2021, making it on the list of the most searched terms this year on Google’s search engine.

Earlier this week, Google released its annual list of top searches that users entered into the browser. According to the list, which sees a breakdown of different categories (such as games, moves, actors, and news), Dogecoin sits as the fourth-most searched term this year, just one after COVID vaccine. In the same category, Ethereum is ranked as the tenth most searched term this year. On the 2020 list, where the top searches included news of the pandemic, the elections, and Iran and Beirut, not one cryptocurrency was listed.

While Bitcoin might have broken its record high in November and sent the market into what was appearing to be a prolonged crypto summer, the leading blockchain-based currency did not feature on the top-searched list across the globe or even in the United States.

Dogecoin over the year

Over the course of the year, Dogecoin has entered the top ten largest cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization. The altcoin, hailed as one of the original meme tokens, skyrocketed in May to reach an all-time high of $0.731578. While it might have fallen down to nearly 76% of that price at the time of writing, its currency value of $0.177 is still a massive 5454.1% increase this time one year ago.

Source: Coingecko

Ethereum in 2021

Ethereum, which has sat ranked second in terms of market cap in the cryptocurrency market for nearly all of its time since launch, shows less aggressive growth over the year, but the chart indicates more sustained health over the course of the year.

Source: Coingecko

As it stands right now, ETH is up by 685.6% at a year-on-year movement and has seen a dip of just over 10% since its all-time high in November ($4,878.26) around the same time as Bitcoin’s peak price.