Google trends and Bitcoin prices
Google Trends is a powerful data mining tool with applications ranging from detecting flu outbreaks to predicting fashion. Today I played around with Google Trends, and discovered an interesting correlation between the number of search engine queries on Bitcoin and its price in major exchanges. Not surprisingly, the rise in value in April and November was closely matched with a rise in interest in Bitcoin. But during the second rally, the change in search volume actually predates any change in price by a few days. Maybe this could be exploited to make some form of prediction on Bitcoin prices.
Data was generated from Google Trends and custom bitcoin trade history.