Bitcoin trading volumes on the peer-to-peer trading platform LocalBitcoins have reached have reached new all-time highs in South Korea, Peru and Kazakhstan for the week ending March 18, 2019, according to data compiled by crypto aggregator Coin Dance.
Trading volume in South Korea posted the biggest surge, up 68.33% since last week, from 120,387,232 won to 202,063,448 for BTC.
South Korea LocalBitcoins Trading Volume
Trading volume in Peru made a more modest jump, up 11.71% from 3,560,270 Peruvian sol to 3,977,089.
Peru LocalBitcoins Trading Volume
Kazakshstan narrowly topped its previous all-time high of 56,087,581 tenge just last month, reaching 56,896,982 for the week ending May 18th.
Kazakhstan LocalBitcoins Trading Volume
The number of blockchain wallets continues to grow, reaching 38.39 million versus 24.9 million one year ago.
For the week ending May 18, the search term “Bitcoin” on Google Trends has also posted its best performance of the year, hitting the 100 mark, up from 56 for the week ending June 2, 2018.
Google Trends Search Term: Bitcoin
In the run-up to the 60 Minutes segment on the world’s leading cryptocurrency on May 19, Bitcoin searches beat out Donald Trump, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian.
Increased interest in crypto overall has also contributed to an uptick in the Alexa rankings of popular exchanges Binance and Coinbase.