The president of the United States, for the very first time, just got outpaced by Bitcoinin the amount of interest he’s generating on Google. As pointed out by Google Trends, the world’s premiere cryptocurrency finally pulled ahead of Donald Trump in late November and early December, a striking benchmark.
Bitcoin is not at the zenith of its popularity as far as Google interest is concerned, however. Google Trends keeps track of interest over time by measuring a specific search word with a numerical value between zero and 100, which represents from the lowest to the highest amount of Google search interest it’s ever had. Between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, Trump is currently at simply 22 out of 100, while Bitcoin is at 32 out of 100.
Trump’s peak in terms of Google interest, according to the chart, came the week immediately following his inauguration as chairman, from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28.
It’s worth noting that this doesn’t mean people around the world aren’t still interested or engrossed in Trump and the various tales that have embroiled him over the last several weeks. Rather, it’s more of a testament to the surging those who are interested in Bitcoin, which has ensure a massive spike in its value in the last several weeks and which simply cracked the $10,000 mark. In short, it seems as if nothing drives interest quite like the opportunity to turn some quick dollars or perhaps to wonder” Damn, why didn’t I invest in Bitcoin sooner ?”
It’s worth noting, although it has nothing to do with Google users’ interest vs. Trump, that the administration might be considering regulating the rising cryptocurrency. Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press corps that the Trump administration was ” monitoring” Bitcoin, which has ensure a more than 1,000 percentage increased number of its value throughout 2017.
H/ T Business Insider