In 2021, there were a lot of conversations on Reddit, but there was one topic that ran through the online conversations this year: cryptocurrencies. People mentioned ‘crypto’ 6.6 million times on Reddit in 2021, according to ‘Reddit Recap 2021’, which summarizes the most popular posts, topics, and conversations on its platform over the past year.
For more than 10 years, Reddit has hosted more than 500 cryptocurrency communities. “As more redditors (Reddit users) join the conversation, whether it be for information, help or to share big hits, Reddit continues to be the hub for crypto enthusiasts,” the company said in its report.
The five most viewed cryptocurrency communities in 2021 were: Dogecoin, Superstonk, Cryptocurrency, Amcstock, and Bitcoin.
Reddit Group “Dogecoin: Who Still Has $ DOGE?” had 80.3K upvotes, while the Reddit group “bitcoin: Tesla buys $ 1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin” had 45.5k upvotes on the platform. Upvoting is when users show their approval of a post by clicking an “up” arrow, which pushes the post to the top of the site so that more people can see it.
Interestingly, Reddit is home to over 430 million monthly active users in over 100,000 communities.
It should be noted that cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, Ethereum, and Shiba Inu, also topped ‘Google’s Year of Search 2021’, which the Alphabet-owned search engine launched this week. “Dogecoin” and “Ethereum price” were the 10 most searched news on Google last year around the world.
Reddit’s year-end review noted that users created 366 million posts over the past year, representing a 19 percent year-over-year increase. In November, Reddit attracted more than 2.3 billion total comments and 46 billion upvotes.
Meanwhile, Shiba Inu was the most discussed cryptocurrency on Twitter during October, according to data compiled by ICO Analytics. The analytics firm revealed the 20 most discussed cryptocurrencies on Twitter and Shiba Inu emerged as a clear winner, receiving a 22 percent share of all crypto asset discussions on the platform, dwarfing Ethereum by 8.1 percent and Bitcoin by 7.2 percent.