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Countries interested in Bitcoin in January 2017

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According to Google search frequency, the following countries had the most per capita interest in Bitcoin in January:

  1. Nigeria
  2. Venezuela
  3. South Africa
  4. Colombia
  5. Austria
  6. Malaysia
  7. Netherlands
  8. Philippines
  9. Germany
  10. India
  11. Canada
  12. United States
  13. Australia
  14. United Kingdom
  15. Brazil

Nigeria had a great month, with a ton of headlines showing strong positive Bitcoin growth in the country.

Venezuela's recent monetary troubles makes its number 2 spot a little bit less surprising. South Africa's appearance on the list may be due to a ponzi scheme or perhaps an South African ICO that is launching.

India, one of the world's largest economies, is clocking in at number 10, due in no small part to the cash bans and strong companies leading the growth.