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The Relationship between the Cryptocurrency Value (Bitcoin) and Interest for it in the Region

Kristian Dokic, Mirjana Radman Funaric and Katarina Potnik Galic

A chapter in Proceedings of the ENTRENOVA - ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference, Kotor, Montengero, 10-11 September 2015, 2015, pp 391-398 from IRENET - Society for Advancing Innovation and Research in Economy, Zagreb

Abstract: Recently the term Cryptocurrency is a frequently used in the mainstream media. The main reason for that is a bitcoin occurrence with reference to the technology and cryptographic inventions that stand behind the bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is legal in region because the European Union has liberal monetary regulations and it can be seen that region successfully follows the world trends in this field. The goal of this paper is to indicate a strong relationship between the value of Bitcoin and expressed interest for it in 11 South-East Europe region countries. The last four and half years will be analysed on a monthly base and data from service Google Trends will be used. Spearman's rank correlation between the expressed interest and bitcoin values for the last four and half years will be calculated. Comment on strong relationship between those variables will be given at the end.

Keywords: cryptocurrency; bitcoin; ICT (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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