The 10 Most Popular Altcoins in Australia 2021

By Crypto News Australia August 10, 2023

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Approximately 3.3 million Australians own cryptocurrencies according to a recent report, with this number expected to double into 2022. The growth of blockchain technology has allowed for the development of new coins, each providing a unique utility or value. Let’s take a look at the most popular cryptocurrencies (also known as “altcoins”) for Australia this year. 

For a coin to make this list we have used our website crypto news data, which includes page views on crypto information pages, crypto news landing pages, website search data and news frequency data. We have excluded Bitcoin (BTC) from the list as it’s not considered an altcoin. 

Disclaimer: Before you continue reading, please note that these coins are listed as data only and should not be taken as a recommendation to buy and not investment advice. The data is provided for educational and informational purposes only. PLEASE NOTE: The most popular altcoins do not mean they are the best altcoins to buy. 

Most Popular Altcoins in Australia 2021 


1. Ripple (XRP) 

2. Cardano (ADA) 

3. Chainlink (LINK) 

4. Dogecoin (DOGE) 

5. Ethereum (ETH) 

6. Theta (THETA) 

7. Wink (WIN) 

8. Tron (TRX) 

8. Uniswap (UNI) 

9. Shiba Inu (SHIB) 

10. BitTorrent (BTT) 

Data Analysis 

Crypto Information Pages 

The 2021 website page views indicate that Ripple XRP is one of the most popular digital assets in Australia with 9% of the total relative crypto page views. XRP is the native token used on the XRP ledger used primarily as a method of payment on the ledger. This was closely followed by BTC and ETH and newcomer SHIBTHETA has the longest page view duration at 4 minutes 42 seconds. 

Crypto Info Page Views in Australia 2021 Table

Crypto Info Page Views in Australia 2021 Table 

Crypto News Landing Pages 

If we also take a look at the crypto news landing page views, we can see Ripple XRP leading the way by a fair margin with 33.03% of the total news landing page views. It’s followed (not closely) by ADA with 7.71%, LINK with 7.61%, then (surprisingly) by Wink WIN token at 7.21%. Other notables in this list are Bittorrent BTT, Dent DENT and Digibyte DGB. LINK has the longest page view duration by a mile at 3 minutes 46 seconds. 

Crypto News Landing Page Views in Australia 2021 Table 

Crypto Search Data 

Taking a look at the website searches for cryptos we can see XRP also leading this data with 5.87% of the total searches. Other notables are Wink WIN with 2.51%, ADA with 1.91%, and both Monetha MTH and RAMP with 1.76%. 

Crypto Search Volume Australia 2021 Table

Crypto Search Volume Australia 2021 Table 

News Frequency Data 

Searching for unique news articles and for the symbol and name, for symbols the variations ” ETH “, “ETH)” and “ETH.” were used to arrive at a total. It’s also worth mentioning that coins like “Ripple” and “Polygon” are regular words which may skew the frequencies. The same applies to coin symbols such as “UNI” and “LINK”. 

From the news mention data, we can see the clear altcoin winner is ETH, and then the pack follows with XRPLTC and BCH

CryptocurrencyNews Mentions (Name)News Mentions (Symbol)
Bitcoin (BTC)39,18524,210
Ethereum (ETH)18,0459,680
Ripple (XRP)3,5083,813
Litecoin (LTC)2,9701,453
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)2,4472,215
Uniswap (UNI)2,317558
Chainlink (LINK)2,1933,204
Dogecoin (DOGE)2,1552,388
Cardano (ADA)2,0032,176
Polkadot (DOT)1,6951,652
Stellar (XLM)1,078659
Binance Coin (BNB)1,0531,366
TRON (TRX)725592
Bitcoin SV (BSV)570623
Solana (SOL)446179
Chiliz (CHZ)13397

Altcoin News Frequency Volume Australia 2021 Table


From the data we can draw the conclusion that Ripple XRP is the most popular digital currency in Australia. Obviously, this is based on a small subset of data and doesn’t include factors such as social media, buy and sell trading volumes, market capitalization, and the crypto market industry. The decentralized finance space is continuing to evolve and we will likely see more altcoins competing for the top spot as time goes on.  

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