Bitcoin Interest Spikes on Google Trends, Soars on Chinese Search Engine Baidu
Google Trends shows a spike in the number of searches for Bitcoin on April 1st, when the price of BTC soared to an all-time high for the year. Popular Chinese search engine Baidu, also known as the “Google of China”, experienced a similar spike in Bitcoin interest.
US searches for Bitcoin on Google Trends rose from 19, before the BTC price spike, to 100. Today the index shows a peak of 37 with searches settling back down to 19 at time of writing. California contributed the most searches, with significant interest from Nevada and Washington, along with New York and New Jersey.
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Google Trends worldwide searches show a similar spike in Bitcoin interest. Searches rose to 100 from 18 between April 1 and April 2. In terms of worldwide interest per region, Nigeria experienced the most searches, at time of writing, with 100. The Netherlands was close behind with 90, ahead of South Africa’s 85. Austria and Switzerland followed closely with 78 and 77, respectively.
On the other side of the globe, Bitcoin topped the list of searches on China’s biggest search engine Baidu.
— cnLedger (@cnLedger) April 4, 2019
Bitcoin racked up 9,715 points on the platform, topping the list of hottest keywords and far outpacing the second search term with 2,236 points.
In February, Bitcoin moved up two spots to number 13 on China’s official cryptocurrency index list, ranking ahead of a long line of coins including Stellar, XRP, Monero, Cardano, IOTA and Litecoin. Bitcoin fell behind EOS, Tron and Ethereum which finished in first, second and third place.