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Top 8 Countries Most Interested In The Ethereum Merge

3.0 | by Julia Ng

With the Ethereum Merge around the corner, we wanted to understand which countries rank highest in search levels globally, for search terms associated with 'Ethereum Merge'.

Our research study aims to identify the Top 8 Countries Most Interested in the Ethereum Merge and examines global Google Trends data of English search terms frequently used by people interested in the upcoming Ethereum Merge. These terms were then combined to give each country a ‘total search score’ to discover which countries have been the most interested in the Ethereum Merge after the Gray Glacier Hard Fork on June 30, 2022.

Here are some of our findings:

  • Singapore tops the list as the country most interested in the Ethereum Merge, scoring significantly more than others in the list, with a total search score of 377.

  • Switzerland and Canada tie at second place, with the same total search score of 286.

  • Worldwide searches for ‘Ethereum Merge’ and ‘ETH Merge’ make up 16% of the total search score, with Singapore and Switzerland dominating these searches.

  • Among these top 8 countries, ‘Proof of Work’-related searches are 169% more than ‘Proof of Stake’-related searches, and ‘Ethereum’ and ‘ETH’ searches are 40% higher than ‘Ethereum Classic’ and ‘ETH Classic’ searches.

  • The Ethereum Merge is a milestone event in the cryptocurrency industry, and is scheduled to complete between September 13 and 15, 2022. It refers to the long-awaited upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain to increase its scalability and security.
     


 

Singapore ranks #1 as the country most interested in the Ethereum Merge

With a total search score of 377, Singapore leads by a landslide, with its population having the highest search levels for phrases ‘Ethereum Merge’, ‘ETH Classic’ and ‘Ethereum’ worldwide, and sees the second-highest search levels for ‘ETH merge’, after Switzerland.

Switzerland and Canada draw a tie at second place

Switzerland and Canada both place second with a total search score of 286 each. While the Switzerland population has the most searches for ‘ETH’ and ‘ETH Merge’, Canada ranks highest globally for the term ‘ETH PoW’, an abbreviation of the Ethereum Proof of Work consensus mechanism.

Germany, the United States and Turkey see highest search levels for the term ‘Ethereum PoW’ (Ethereum Proof of Work), and Netherlands and Australia rank third and fourth in search levels for ‘ETH Merge’. These countries, alongside Singapore and Switzerland, contribute to worldwide search levels for ‘Ethereum Merge’ and ‘ETH Merge’, and make up 16% of the study’s total search score.

Among these top 8 countries, ‘Proof of Work’-related searches are 169% more than ‘Proof of Stake’-related searches, and ‘Ethereum’ and ‘ETH’ searches are 40% higher than ‘Ethereum Classic’ and ‘ETH Classic’ searches.

Top 8 Countries Most Interested in the Ethereum Merge

Bobby Ong, our COO and co-founder commented on the findings: “Anticipation for the Merge is at an all-time high, as its effects will ripple throughout the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem. The top 8 rankings in this list seem to encompass countries with strong Ethereum communities, which might explain their high search scores in this study.

On a more technical level – there is a slew of miners who want to continue mining the Proof of Work version of Ethereum, which will likely result in the formation of multiple, contentious hard forks post-Merge. It is therefore unsurprising that search terms like ‘Ethereum PoW’ and ‘ETH PoW’ trend higher in these last two months.”

Top 8 Countries Most Interested in the Ethereum Merge, since July 2022:

  1. Singapore
  2. Switzerland and Canada
  3. Germany
  4. United States
  5. Netherlands
  6. Australia
  7. Turkey

What is the Ethereum Merge?

The Ethereum blockchain’s Merge is a milestone event in the cryptocurrency industry. The Merge refers to the long-awaited upgrade of the Ethereum blockchain, where it will merge with the Beacon chain. This will represent a shift from a Proof of Work to a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism, and aims to increase its scalability and security. Preparations for the Merge are currently taking place, and the Merge is expected to complete between September 13 and 15, 2022.

Related: Ethereum Upgrades: Understanding The Merge And Ethereum 2.0

Research Methodology

The research examines global Google Trends data of English search terms frequently used by people interested in the upcoming Ethereum Merge, namely ‘Ethereum Merge’, ‘ETH Merge’, ‘Ethereum’, ‘ETH’, ‘ETH Classic’, ‘Ethereum Classic’, ‘Ethereum PoW’, ‘ETH PoW’, ‘Ethereum PoS’ and ‘ETH PoS’. ‘PoW’ and ‘PoS’ are abbreviations for Proof of Work and Proof of Stake respectively. Other similar terms were considered but later omitted from the data set due to insignificant or insufficient data.

These terms were then combined to give each country a ‘total search score’ to find out which countries have been the most interested in the Ethereum Merge, from July 1 to September 4, 2022.


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Curious to find out more about our previous research studies? Check out this one we did on the Top 10 States in America Most Interested in Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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