Yahoo 2021 Review: Binance Coin Most Searched Cryptocurrency in PH, beating BTC and ETH

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Also available in Tagalog: Yahoo 2021 Review: Binance Coin, pinakamadalas I-search na Cryptocurrency sa Pilipinas, tinalo ang BTC at ang ETH

By Shiela Bertillo

“2021 was a big year for cryptocurrency in the Philippines, as interest surged in the country,” stated Yahoo! Philippines, the localized version of the search engine Yahoo!, as it revealed the top searched cryptocurrencies on the website.

Binance Coin, utility token of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, topped the list besting the leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), which was only in 2nd place. While, digital currencies Tether (USDT), Ripple (XRP), and Uniswap (UNI) placed 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

“Amid loosening community quarantine restrictions, Filipino netizens’ online activity was still at an all-time high as they sought out their passions online like never before,” the site wrote in a statement.

Ethereum network’s Ether (ETH), the second most popular digital token after BTC, only placed 7th on the list.

While, “meme coins” and considered rivals Shiba Inu (SHIB) and DogeCoin (DOGE) also made it to the top 10, ranking 6th and 8th, respectively.

Polkadot and Cardano’s cryptocurrencies are also among the top searches, being in the 9th and 10th spot.

Recently, SHIB was hailed to be the most discussed cryptocurrency on Twitter during the month of October, according to the data compiled by ICO Analytics, a platform focused on new coins news and analysis. The meme coin bested BTC, ETH, and its hailed rival Dogecoin. (Read more: Shiba Inu hailed as Twitter’s Most Popular Cryptocurrency, besting Bitcoin, Ether, and Dogecoin)

Moreover, cryptocurrencies including Dogecoin, Ethereum  and Shiba Inu also topped ‘Google’s 2021 Year in Search’. Dogecoin and “Ethereum price” were the top 10 most-Googled news stories of the past year, across the globe. 

Meanwhile, according to Reddit Recap 2021, people mentioned ‘crypto’ 6.6 million times on Reddit in this year,  which makes it get the most popular posts, topics and conversations on its platform over the past year.

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