Indonesia has emerged as the country with the highest interest in digital currencies, just ahead of Chile and Argentina, which are in second and third place. The country saw a 1,770% rise in total engagement and close to 600% spike in total Google search volume.
Recent data has shown that Indonesia had over 10,400 articles on digital currencies, a 132% rise in the past year. The Southeast Asian country, which banned digital currency payments this year, had over 7.2 million digital currency owners, making up 2.66% of the total population. Indonesia scored 5.73 out of 10 in aggregate digital currency interest score, the highest globally.
Chile ranked second with an aggregate score of 5.26 out of 10. The Latin American country had the highest growth in Google search volume at 707%, with total engagement growing at 639%. At over half a million, digital currency owners in Chile make up 2.62% of the total population.
Argentina was third with a score of 4.79, with Bulgaria being the highest-ranked European country at fourth and with a 4.69 aggregate score. Finland, Singapore, India and Romania were next, respectively.
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