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Twitter and Wikipedia users‘ interest in bitcoin increased amid price highs

Internet users‘ interest in the first cryptocurrency has increased in parallel with the growth of quotations above $20,000. This is evidenced by the number of messages mentioning bitcoin on Twitter and traffic to the asset’s Wikipedia page.

In one day, analysts at The TIE service recorded more than 92,000 posts related to digital gold, CoinDesk reported. The figure reached the values of January 2018, but it still falls short of the peak of 2017.

Analysts attributed the increase in bitcoin-related posts to both the actions of active members of the cryptocurrency industry and the tweets of unique accounts. On Wednesday, December 16, the asset was discussed by about 50,000 Twitter users.

According to the ToolForge service, a bitcoin-themed Wikipedia page garnered 16,088 views on December 16. The absolute record for 2020 was set on December 17 with 28,483 views.

Since January 1, the bitcoin page has averaged 7004 views. Total views exceeded the 2.46 million mark.

On December 17, bitcoin came close to gold in terms of the number of mentions in the media.

Recall that during the day – from December 16 to 17 – bitcoin sequentially took the landmark levels of $20,000, $21,000 and $22,000 and updated the historical maximum, exceeding the mark of $23,700.