According to the Google Trends data on searches last year, Bitcoin came up on top, as one of the top most searched terms. Wikipedia, in particular, was a very common place for a lot of people to find out about the cryptocurrency. This informatio came from the report which Wikipedia releases every year, called the “Annual Top 50 Report”. This report contains a list of the terms that arVie most commonly searched for in that particular year.
According to their data, the wikipedia article on bitcoin was the 9th most commonly accessed article on the site.It is placed above the instant hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” and below “The United States”. The introduction in the Wiki Bitcoin article states: Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.
The internet as a collective viewed the article over 15 million times. The popularity of the cyptocurrency and the article increased in the traffic on the 8th December, 2017.
“For our dear readers who can’t make heads or tails of this novelty: Bitcoin is as good as gold, shinier than lead, bubblier than tulips, held deep in the mines, and driving people nuts,” explains the Wiki editor. Gold has enriched adventurers and bitcoin has held fools to ransom. You may dive in a pool of gold, but lose it all at war. Strangely, while you can still buy gold today and forget about it until your great-grandchildren cash it out, the much-hyped “future of money” has turned into the most speculative intangible asset of all time, while proving totally unsuitable as a means of payment.