What Causes the Attention of Bitcoin?

12 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2018

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Andrew Urquhart

ICMA Centre, Henley Business School

Date Written: January 5, 2018


Bitcoin has received enormous attention both by the media and investors alike. But why has Bitcoin received such attention? This paper answers this question by examining the relationship between investor attention and Bitcoin fundamentals and finds that realized volatility and volume are both significant drivers of next day attention of Bitcoin.

Keywords: Investor Attention, Bitcoin, Google Search Volume Index, Realized Volatility

JEL Classification: G12

Suggested Citation

Urquhart, Andrew, What Causes the Attention of Bitcoin? (January 5, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3097153 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3097153

Andrew Urquhart (Contact Author)

ICMA Centre, Henley Business School ( email )

University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6BA
United Kingdom

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