Google data revealed the negative influence of the Union Budget on the Indian crypto investors.

The last 90 days’ search data has shown a massive dip which makes one question the euphoria surrounding crypto in India.

As per Google Trends, searches for “cryptocurrency” were at their highest at 100 on 1 February, the Budget Day.

But the levels have dipped drastically ever since. And, it has been floating in the range of 17-9 on most days.

Now, the most pertinent question is- Why should one look at the Google Trends data.

due to crypto taxation, there has been a massive dip in trading volumes across all Indian crypto exchanges.

The influence of the taxation was much anticipated by exchanges in India. In this context, Nischal Shetty, CEO of India’s largest crypto exchange WazirX stated,

“I believe we will have some idea by the second or third week of April on whether crypto taxes will impact the industry or people will still trade and not worry too much about the changes.”

According to data from Coinmarketcap, between 7-14 April, the Indian crypto exchanges lost an average of 60% on trading volumes as compared to the pre-tax days.

This represents a huge downfall in the crypto industry in India which holds the most number of crypto holders globally.