First Mover: Resistance Is Futile as Bitcoin Breaches $15K, Crypto Gets Greedy

Source: Google Trends Web search data suggests popular interest in bitcoin remains at normal levels, despite a sharp price rally to near $16,000. Google’s data suggests that retail investors are showing calm over bitcoin’s recent rally and the market is far from being in a state of bull frenzy.

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