Dogecoin and Ether rank in top 10 news searches on Google in 2021

Dogecoin was the fourth-most popular news on Google in 2021 both globally and in the United States.

Major cryptocurrencies Ether (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE) made the list of the world’s most searched terms in 2021 on Google

On Tuesday, Google released its traditional annual list of the top searches for the year, breaking them down into several categories, including searches, news, people, games, movies and others.

According to Google Trends’ “Year in Search 2021,” Dogecoin was the fourth-most popular news search term on Google in 2021, both globally and separately in the United States. News related to the query “Ethereum Price” was ranked 10th.

The cryptocurrencies are listed among the top searched news items, including topics like Afghanistan, AMC stock, COVID-19 vaccine, GME stock, stimulus check and others. Not a single cryptocurrency was featured on the list in 2020.

It’s worth noting that Bitcoin (BTC), the most-valued cryptocurrency in the market, is not featured in any category of the “Year in Search 2021” either worldwide or in the United States.

Top 10 news on Google Trends in 2021. Source: Google Trends

Related: Survey says crypto popular holiday gift for Americans — NFTs not so much

Launched in 2013, Dogecoin has emerged as one of the most successful cryptocurrencies in 2021, entering the list of the top 10 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization earlier this year. DOGE’s price has skyrocketed this year, thanks in large part to endorsement fromTesla CEO Elon Musk, who started actively promoting DOGE on Twitter in 2020.

At the time of writing, DOGE is up nearly 5,100% over the past 365 days, compared to 632% for Ether, according to data from CoinGecko. In contrast, Bitcoin is up around 160% over the past year.

Survey says crypto popular holiday gift for Americans — NFTs not so much

Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether lead the list as the most popular cryptocurrencies Americans plan to gift during the holiday season.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) are set to become the gift of choice for people of the United States, a new study by crypto lending firm BlockFi revealed.

Conducted in October among more than 1,250 U.S. residents, BlockFi’s “Real Talk: Happy HODLdays” survey found that nearly one in 10 Americans would give crypto to their loved ones as a holiday gift.

Bitcoin is the most popular gift by a large margin (75%) for people who plan to give or receive crypto as a present during holiday 2021, followed by Dogecoin and Ether, respectively. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs), on the other hand, still need time to be accepted as a gift alternative as only 2% of respondents are interested in receiving them as a gift.

Moreover, crypto will likely become a hot topic at family dinner tables, as one in three respondents prefer talking about their popular digital assets instead of politics during the holiday season, the survey showed. While boomers would still prefer to talk politics, Gen Z and millennials plan to open the conversation with crypto.

The survey pointed out the lack of knowledge on how to actually give crypto. Less than a quarter of respondents actually knew how to send crypto to someone as a present. This shows that crypto is becoming a popular topic but further education would benefit an even bigger population, BlockFi co-founder and SVP of operations Flori Marquez said.

Related: A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

BlockFi also asked respondents about their new year plans. A third of millennials plan to buy crypto in 2022 while it decreases to 25% in the older generations. Some 15% of respondents said they plan to buy an NFT in 2022. One thing to note is that Gen-Zers, born after 1997, prefers to buy Dogecoin over Ether.

A similar survey, conducted in Australia by Crypto.com, found that a quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto gifts for their loved ones ​​this Christmas.