The year of bitcoin1 min read 24 Dec 2017, 11:27 PM IST
A quick look at Google Trends shows the number of searches for bitcoin has increased 20-fold since Christmas 2016
A quick look at Google Trends shows the number of searches for “bitcoin" has increased 20-fold since Christmas 2016. The normalized data shows that there were some months in 2013 and 2014 when the number of people searching for information on the digital currency picked up, but that interest did not hold for long. The game changed in 2017. Google searches for “bitcoin" showed gradual improvement, and then took off vertically after November. The interest was no doubt correlated to the sharp rise in bitcoin prices this year.