Bitcoin has been on the media for a long time but it’s possible to come across a person who is not familiar with it. This crypto currency is autonomous from the traditional banking that people have come to know. 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.
Many investments are acted by government policies but the beauty of Bitcoin is that it’s not subject to any authority at all , no bank controls its supply. 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 the early days of its inception buying a bitcoin cost you pennies but today you have to part with over six thousand dollars for the same.
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. The young man later dropped out of school to develop his own company that he sold for three hundred Bitcoins. 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. Jered Kenna’s story is one that will have you feeling for the man, he was an early adopter and got hold of his coins when they cost 20 cents but unfortunately hackers would get to his email and get the access to his wallet and disappeared with 800 of the coins and deleting his computer. Laszlo Hanyecz paid a guy to deliver pizza in exchange for ten thousand bitcoins which at the time were worth thirty dollars but today the coins have appreciated to eighty two million US dollars, you have to let that sink in.