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Known as a curious nation about Bitcoin, Austria is currently the fifth active search source.
Despite being an EU member state, Austria is one of the first Bitcoin-accepting countries that few other countries are following.
The capital Vienna has long been home to Bitcoin entities, including the so-called "Bitcoin bank" that began in 2017 with the House of Nakamoto information center.
The tiny Baltic nation has named itself the place of EU digital thinking.
Although the e-residency program has gained a lot of attention over the years, the government's policy has yet to be greatly expanded on Bitcoin.
The licensing scheme for the exchange is currently in operation but there are many complaints from people who find the process too difficult.
However, residents here are well aware of the events occurring in the cryptocurrency space, creating the fourth highest halving search volume this week.
The third most searched country on Google is a quiet neighbor in eastern Italy, the first home of the Bitstamp exchange and even as a Bitcoin monument.
Slovenia still uses the national fiat Kuna, which is far better than the solid Hungarian Forint and other non-Euro currencies in the region.
Meanwhile, in January last year, it was reported that hundreds of stores here now accept BTC payments thanks to the launch of the new Elipay app.
It's strange that oppressive regulations and special interest in cryptocurrencies occur at the same time in this country. The Netherlands is the second most searched halving country on Google.
Home to many cryptocurrency startups, the Dutch government says it does not tolerate the use of Bitcoin without strict supervision.
This place has many well-known crypto-related stories such as the famous Bitcoin City Project in Arnhem, the government closed the Bestmixer coin mixing service in 2019, the prosecution is still ongoing.
Perhaps like a leading country, Switzerland is now seeking more halving than any other country in the world.
The Swiss take a clear regulatory stance, require permission to operate with Bitcoin and have created mainstream financial products focused on cryptocurrencies for several years.
The country is also home to the Crypto Valley startup mecca in Zug City. One of its members, Bitcoin Suisse, ran a prominent advertising campaign at Zurich Airport.