'Bitcoin' Was One of the Most Read Post On Wikipedia in 2017

30 Apr

Are you aware of Wonder Woman and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. You would be shocked to know that Bitcoin is much more popular than both of them on Wikipedia.

Gone are the days when you had to break down the concept of Bitcoin in simpler terms for a less educated family and friends. Wikipedia has them up to speed now.

The 2017 edition of this annual 'Best 50 Report' of Wikipedia indicates that Bitcoin has been the 9th most-read article on the electronic encyclopedia for the final year.

Bitcoin's article acquired a total of over 15 million views on Wikipedia, less than a million short of the views for the entry on the USA.

The list indicates that Bitcoin obtained 1 million more viewpoints than Wonder Woman, 2.6 million over Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and 2 million over Elon Musk.

In a poetic entry composed by Wikipedia Senior Editor JFG, Bitcoin is described as a tool which will be the highly speculative and intangible but still might have been a better investment than Tesla shares in 2017:

"For our beloved readers who can't make heads or tails of the novelty: Bitcoin is as good as gold, shinier than lead, bubblier than tulips, held deep in the plantations, and forcing people nuts.

Gold has improved adventurers and [B]itcoin has held fools into ransom. You may dip into a pool of gold nevertheless shed everything at war. Strangely, as you can still buy gold now and forget about it until your great-grandchildren cash it out, the much-hyped "future of money" has become the most insecure abstract advantage of all time, while proving totally unsuitable as a way of payment. Nevertheless, over 2017 at the least, [B]itcoin could have been a greater investment than Tesla stock."

Other cryptocurrencies nevertheless seem to be trailing far behind when it comes to popularity among the general population. There is no additional cryptocurrency related post that may make it to the list of top 50.

But the 5000 most popular post in the past week feature, only four posts from the cryptocurrency world - Bitcoin (354), Blockchain (312), Cryptocurrency (1273), along with Ethereum (3710).

The term blockchain is receiving more search queries now than Bitcoin, which also demonstrates that people are dive deeper into the world of cryptocurrencies and trying to comprehend the technology behind it.

Would you still think that Bitcoin is fighting to break into mainstream culture?

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