Amid the growing discussions around Donald Trump, guns and other topics tied to politics and entertainment, Bitcoin (BTC) remains the most Googled term in the United States.
A search volume comparison based on Ahrefs data revealed that Americans are curious about Bitcoin, with Nevada taking the spot as the “most Bitcoin-crazy state” in the United States. Despite former U.S. President Donald Trump making headlines consistently, he only takes the second position on the list of the most-searched terms in America.
As shown above, other popular terms following Bitcoin and Donald Trump include breaking news, Elvis Presley and Disney World. Previously popular terms such as guns, Chuck Norris, health insurance and politics did not even make it to the top 10 in the list.
In the last 30 days, Google searches for Donald Trump exceeded Bitcoin for just two days — on April 4 and 5 — when reports of the former president’s possible arrest emerged, according to Google Trends data.
A state-wise comparison revealed Nevada as the state with the biggest number of “Bitcoin” searches, followed by Miami, California and Washington.
The primary reason for this finding is attributed to lower taxes and local government initiatives to promote innovation, according to Trading Browser. “Nevada’s long-standing gambling respiration might be a contributing factor to the success and high interest in Bitcoin,” the study added.
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A new report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury concluded that North Korea and criminals use decentralized finance services to bag illicit profits.
The @USTreasury just released a risk assessment on #DeFi illicit finance risk. A risk assessment is a study that is often the first step to regulation. Any regulation on #crypto must be compatible with the technology. https://t.co/iag84fJ67G— Perianne (@PerianneDC) April 6, 2023
However, as Cointelegraph reported, the Treasury believes that “most money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing” occurred using fiat currency or outside the digital asset ecosystem.