The link between Bitcoin and Google Trends attention

  title={The link between Bitcoin and Google Trends attention},
  author={Nektarios Aslanidis and Aurelio Fern{\'a}ndez Bariviera and {\'O}scar G. L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Capital Markets: Market Efficiency eJournal},
This paper shows that Bitcoin is not correlated to a general uncertainty index as measured by the Google Trends data of Castelnuovo and Tran (2017). Instead, Bitcoin is linked to a Google Trends attention measure specific for the cryptocurrency market. First, we find a bidirectional relationship between Google Trends attention and Bitcoin returns up to six days. Second, information flows from Bitcoin volatility to Google Trends attention seem to be larger than information flows in the other… 



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