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Bitcoin Facts

Bitcoin has been making moves on the web for some time now but even though it’s possible to come across people who are not informed about the new age digital currency. This crypto currency is very unique and is not affected by traditional forms of banking. There are many crypto currencies that are in circulation but Bitcoin has made its mark as its considered to be the best known in the world. Bitcoin transactions are based on computer networks solving complex mathematical functions to verify and record the details of each and every transaction that happens.

Changing government policies among other factors in the economy makes people lose out on investments but with Bitcoin that is nothing to worry about as the currency is not subject to any authority. The number of new Bitcoin being mined has gone down as the number of units is limited to just twenty one million , low inflation is not something to worry a Bitcoin investor. This cryptocurrency has changed the lives of people especially in its initial stages of introduction, their stories will blow your mind. In its introduction, Bitcoin would have cost you pennies but now the cryptocurrency goes for over six thousand US dollars for one Bitcoin.

One Erik Finman a twelve year old in 2011 invested all of one thousand dollars given to him by his grandmother which two years later would appreciate to one hundred thousand dollars. Finman would later drop out of school and come up with a company of his own which he sold for three hundred Bitcoins elevating him even higher. Kristoffer Koch leant about Bitcoin from writing a thesis paper and decided to invest twenty seven US dollars, he forgot about his investment and came to remember about it when he saw it on the news, upon remembering his password he found that his investment has turned to eight hundred and eighty-six thousand dollars with which he acquired an apartment with.

While some people have gone off to make mouthwatering amounts of money through Bitcoin some have experienced the complete opposite. One of the loss stories is that of Jered Kenna who was an early adopter of Bitcoin, he bought the coins when they cost twenty cents per coin, however hackers got to his email and got access to his wallet and erased his computer taking with them 800 coins. Another mind blowing loss story is one where a man offered ten thousand bitcoins delivery, delivery, back then the ten thousand coins were thirty dollars’ worth so it was no big deal but today maybe the man would have never made such deal because they are worth eighty two million dollars.