Based on the numbers, it looks like Singapore is by far and away the most involved. Singapore’s 377 points are roughly 100 more than the 286 points scored by Switzerland and Canada, who tied for second. The remaining three slots in the top five were filled by Germany, the United States, and the Netherlands.
The final score was made by adding up the weights of the ten different search phrases that were used. In this context, many synonyms for “Ethereum PoW” were also used.
In Singapore, people were very interested in Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and the Ethereum Merge. The highest number of global searches for “ETH alone” came from Switzerland.
CoinGecko’s co-founder and chief operating officer Bobby Ong expounded on the findings, adding that people all across the world are really excited about the Merge, which is set to take place in less than a week. The event’s creators say it will occur between September 13 and September 15.
Ong says that switching the Ethereum network from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) would have effects on the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem.
As everyone around the globe anticipates the Merge, the Crypto community on Twitter has been buzzing with excitement.
The shift has been covered by a wide variety of media, from niche websites to national broadcasters.
Many people in the ecosystem have been getting ready for the event, including exchanges, miners, and developers. Binance US, for instance, has begun providing low-friction Ethereum staking, while FTX has declared that it will freeze ETH deposits and withdrawals on Arbitrum, Solana, and the Binance Smart Chain for the duration of the Merge.
On Tuesday, September 6, 74% of Ethereum nodes were prepared for the upgrade to Bellatrix.