Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation busted the Silk Road, attention on Bitcoin has risen sharply for the first time since the April-May price rise. From Saturday Night Live to Yahoo, Bitcoin has been mentioned throughout the mainstream media.
In Saturday Night Live, which featured Miley Cyrus in a checkered dress with gold buttons, the Weekly Update touched upon the Silk Road FBI bust:
“Federal authorities this week shutdown a website which sold 1.2 Billion dollars of drugs using web currency Bitcoins and was run by a man who calls himself ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’… and who everyone else calls ‘Dork Scarface’”
On October 2, the search query “Silk Road” placed second on Google Trends.
Google Trends demonstrate the increased interest in Bitcoin via the indicator of search queries: