Shiba Inu and Dogecoin: The Most Searched Cryptocurrencies on Google USA During November

Whoever thinks that meme cryptocurrencies are useless at this point might want to revise their expectations. A recent study suggests that in much of the United States, people are more interested in puppy-themed meme coins like Dogecoin or Shiba Inu than in the big serious projects that claim to be a financial revolution.

Although Bitcoin and Ether occupy more than 60% of the total marketcap of all cryptocurrencies, during 2021, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu have won the hearts of Americans, trending in 30 of the 50 United States.

Dogecoin Conquers Almost Half Of The United States

According to a study by research firm The Advisor Coach covered by Business Insider, there was an average of 7 million searches for content about Dogecoin last month. Such a level of interest exceeds the averages for Bitcoin and Ethereum combined. According to Business Insider, such spike cand be linked to the Dogefather’s influence:

“The rise in interest can be partially attributed to the endorsement of Elon Musk who stated earlier in the year that Tesla would accept dogecoin as a form of payment,”

And although the popular financial publication The Motley Fool catalogs Dogecoin as a “hyped token with virtually no real-world utility,” it seems that things could change in the near future with a series of capital investments and Elon Musk’s interest in improving Doge’s code to adapt it to global usability standards.

Dogecoin is the most popular currency in 23 American states, including Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Arizona. In fact, the United States is the country with the most overall searches for Dogecoin, with 97 points out of 100 in Google Trends, second only to Turkey – which has a fraction of the population.


Interest in Dogecoin. Image: Google
Interest in Dogecoin. Image: Google

Shiba Inu Wants To Be The Alpha Dog

Shiba Inu is not far behind. The Dogecoin spin-off already dominates searches in California (the U.S. tech hub), Washington, Nevada, Wyoming, Texas, North Carolina, and New York.

Just as a contrast, Bitcoin reigns in 10 states and Ethereum in 8. Cardano is Colorado’s favorite.

Most searched cryptocurrencies in the United States. Image: Business Insider
Most searched cryptocurrencies in the United States. Image: Business Insider

The market for meme cryptocurrencies emerged as a sort of social phenomenon during the coronavirus pandemic. Cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Floki Inu, and others benefited from several pumps in social media despite not having significant fundamentals.

However, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu have grown so much that they have conquered a spot in the Top 10 of cryptocurrencies with the largest market capitalization. As of right now, Dogecoin is on the 10th spot and Shiba Inu on number 12.

And considering that the main component of money (its value and acceptance) is purely subjective, perhaps it is time to reconsider views and take memecoins more seriously.


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The CryptoCom Domain Was Allegedly Bought for $12M in 2018: The Rest is History

The cryptocurrency field has come a long way in the past few years. From a niche market dedicated only to coders, developers, contrarians, and cryptography aficionados, it’s now a trillion-dollar industry that’s making a statement.

One of the most definitive testaments to this is the growth of cryptocurrency exchanges and their mainstream adoption.

In 2018, TechCrunch reported that the highly-prized domain name “” was bought for $10 million, according to experts, although most of the other reports indicate the actual deal was worth $12 million. The deal’s precise details, though, were never revealed.

How it Was

In 2018, Monaco (MCO) – the cryptocurrency visa card company, allegedly purchased the domain for a whopping $12 million.

Interestingly enough, this domain name was registered all the way back in 1993 by Matt Blaze – a professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. TechCrunch reported that he also sits on the board of directors of the Tor Project.


The MCO Visa Card would later turn out to be one of the most popular cryptocurrency products. At the same time, the company would also create a cryptocurrency exchange and a suite of other services that would catapult it to the forefront of the industry in a multi-billion dollar valuation.

How it’s Going

Fast forward to the last quarter of 2021, CryptoCom is a world-renowned brand known across both cryptocurrency experts and regular folk.

In fact, the company has been on a massive marketing and branding spree. trying to spread awareness as much as possible. It partnered up with Oscar winner Matt Damon who is now the face of the company.

More recently, the company recently announced that the iconic Staples Center – the home of the legendary NBA Team, The Los Angeles Lakers – will be renamed to CryptoCom arena in a massive deal worth $700 million.

Source: CryptoPotato Archives

All of this, and probably more, has propelled the price of the platform’s native cryptocurrency – the CRO token – to an all-time high above $0.70 and a total market capitalization of over $18 billion, becoming the 13th biggest crypto by this metric.

It’s Not Just CryptoCom

As mentioned in the start, it’s not just CryptoCom that’s making strides and pushing the industry forward through mainstream adoption.

Rival cryptocurrency exchange FTX is also putting plenty of effort into its marketing attempts and has recently bought an ad for the Super Bowl. The company also partnered with well-known mainstream names such as NBA superstar Stephen Curry, NFL legend Tom Brady, popular investor Kevin ‘Mr. Wonderful’ O’Leary, and so forth.

Similar to the deal for the Staples Center, FTX also struck a $135 million naming-rights deal for the Miami Heat Arena.


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ConstitutionDAO Considers Plans For Future After Failure at Sotheby’s

In brief

  • ConstitutionDAO tried to buy the U.S. Constitution at a Sotheby’s auction.
  • It failed, and now it has to work out what to do with the $45 million it raised.
  • Some people want the show to keep on going.

ConstitutionDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization with over 17,000 contributors and $45 million in funds, has faced a number of challenges since its inception less than two weeks ago. Last week, the DAO lost the Sotheby’s auction to purchase a copy of the US Constitution. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin outbid the DAO and bought the document for $41 million.

ConstitutionDAO had raised over $45 million for the auction, but was unable to compete against Griffin’s final bid due to hidden expenses such as Sotheby’s auction fee of 13.9% and the costs to preserve and transport the historic document. This caused confusion and frustration, as some felt the DAO had not been transparent enough with its contributors and closed fundraising too early. 

Now that the auction is over, ConstitutionDAO is fracturing. Some members are demanding refunds while others are urging the DAO to pursue a new project with all that capital. Since it began, ConstitutionDAO has maintained that if it lost the auction, all contributors would be refunded. What many donors new to the Ethereum ecosystem didn’t realize, however, was that the network’s high gas fees meant no one would see their full donation amount returned. 

While many eagerly await pro-rata refunds, others in the DAO’s Discord community do not want to pay the refund gas fees. Instead, they hope the DAO will pursue another historical artifact or cause.

In response, the DAO has announced it will give contributors a choice. They can either receive refunds, remain in the DAO and receive a new “We The People” governance token or make a decision at a later date. Those who choose to remain in the DAO will be able to vote on future governance matters.

“We’ll soon be proposing a plan that outlines governance, vision, and values, for the community to review and comment on,” the group’s organizers wrote on Twitter

Currently, it’s not clear what the DAO’s next project will be. Since the auction night fiasco — where misinformation spread like wildfire due to a lack of communication — the DAO is taking some time to plan out its next steps. Core contributor Brian Wagner and Web 3 enthusiast Liminal Warmth have been announced as the DAO’s new leaders going forward.

While the DAO’s next project has yet to be announced, the massive community has a range of ideas. Some want the DAO to pursue a copy of the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence, while others have suggested they create a new Constitution for Web 3. 


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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, AVAX, MATIC, EGLD, MANA

Bitcoin (BTC) is witnessing a tough tussle near the $58,000 mark but that has not stopped select altcoins from hitting a new all-time high. This shows that traders are watching the fundamental developments on individual coins.

One of the recent top performing major altcoins has been Avalanche (AVAX), which has soared more than 120% in November. The coin caught traders’ attention leading up to the announcement by accounting firm Deloitte which plans to build its disaster relief platforms on the Avalanche blockchain.

Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360

In another step that shows growing crypto adoption, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced the launch of Bitcoin city, which will be powered by geothermal energy and initially funded by $1 billion worth of Bitcoin bonds.

Could strong buying at lower levels boost Bitcoin above $60,000 and will altcoins participate in the recovery? Let’s study the charts of the top-5 cryptocurrencies that could attract traders’ attention in the short term.