With a new halving event coming up for Bitcoin, we see that the interest is increasing as well. With a steady growth in search volume throughout 2019, we’ve now passed the old highs from 2016. As the current interest now is more persistent and has built for longer than in 2016, the search volume is actually 3x higher than in 2016, when you collapse the data over a longer time period.
It is now less than a month to the halving event where Bitcoin’s yearly production will be cut in half, decreasing from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC per block. The current estimate is that this will happen on May 12th.