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. The currency stands out due to its autonomy from traditional 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 very secure because computer networks have to solve very complex mathematical functions so as to verify a transaction and record it, every bitcoin transition that ever took place goes down in record hence fraud is unheard of here.
Another reason why investing in Bitcoin a is attractive is because there is no central bank has the authority to govern the supply of the cryptocurrency. Traditional currencies suffer heavy inflation from time to time, If you have Bitcoins you are safe because they do not suffer from low inflation, bitcoin mining is limited to twenty-one million units only. Bitcoin has impacted people’s lives differently and some stories will leave you in awe. 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.
Erik Finman is one of the youngest Bitcoin millionaires after he took one thousand dollars his grandmother offered and invested in the block chain technology, two years later the value 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.
The success stories are fun top discover but there are people who have lost on Bitcoin too. 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. 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.