The number of Google Scholar articles published that currently mention Bitcoin (BTC) have grown around 19.13% in the last year. This shows that the interest in Bitcoin continues to grow all around the world.
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The information was provided in a recent tweet by the CTO of Casa Hodl, Jameson Lopp.
Interest In Bitcoin Grows
In the last ten years, Bitcoin became the leading cryptocurrency of the world allowing users to make transfers and store value in a fast and easy way.
Bitcoin is the first asset to allow individuals to send value across borders and electronically without having to be worried about the double-spending issue.
Back in 2009, there were 83 articles published about Bitcoin.
This was the year in which Bitcoin was created. Since that moment, the articles published per year started growing and reached 11,500 in 2018. And in 2019 the number of Bitcoin-related articles reached 13,700.
Although this represents a net growth of 19.13% compared to 2018, between 2017 and 2018, the number of articles published grew by 78%.
Furthermore, between 2016 and 2017, the growth rate reached 91.12%. Jameson Lopp considers that 2019’s numbers could continue to grow considering there is still a listing lag, meaning that the current 19.13% growth could be higher.
Many users were surprised by the results of the year 2009 when there was very little or no information about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Indeed, Bitcoin was just a niche topic and just a few developers and tech-savvy people knew about it.
It is worth mentioning that Bitcoin’s annual minimum prices in USD terms have also been growing over time with just one year registering a retraction since 2012. In 2019, Bitcoin’s minimum price was $3,404 and in 2018 it was $3,225.