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This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

This week in bitcoin: How Google and Twitter move the market for bitcoin

However, just because people were searching for information about bitcoin doesn’t mean the price would continue to soar. The researchers did find some negative aspects of search in relation to price: “3 of the 4 largest daily price drops were preceded by the 1st, 4th and 8th largest increases in Google search volume the day before.” This behavior can be linked to the 21st century instinct to Google something as soon as it goes wrong, “In other words, user search activity responds faster to negative events, such as a security breach in a bitcoin exchange, than price. In this regard, search spikes are early indicators of price drops.”

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