More people are asking Google about bitcoin than are seeking information on the president of the United States, according to Google Trends data.
It’s one anecdote that shows how interest in bitcoin and buying have driven its parabolic 1,000% rally this year.
Another is the growing number of top Wall Streeters — from bank CEOs to equity strategists— who have been asked or have offered takes on bitcoin. On Thursday, Carl Icahn told CNBC bitcoin was similar to the Mississippi Bubble of the early 1700s.
Bitcoin searches on Google surpassed Trump searches late in November.
Throughout last month, speculation mounted that US regulators would give the green light to futures trading. The confirmation came Friday when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it would permit futures on three exchanges…