Market News: Is Bitcoin a More Popular Search Result Than North Korea?

Bitcoin came second under the “Global News” category.

Recently released data from Google indicates that bitcoin may be on top. As shown in the search giant’s “Year in Search 2017,” a report on what was trending in 2017, bitcoin came second under the “Global News” category, a distinction that indicates search volume was higher for the technology than even some of the year’s more talked-about news events including the Les Vegas shooting and this year’s Solar Eclipse.

In a similar fashion, “How to buy bitcoin” also took the third spot under the list’s “How to…” search category.

What is also interesting, searching “bitcoin” in Google Trends reveals the countries most contributing to the current volume include South Africa, Slovenia, Netherlands, Nigeria, and Austria, while the U.S. ranks 16th on the list.

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