The Stories of Bitcoin

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. The currency stands out due to its autonomy from traditional banking. Apart from Bitcoin there are other types of digital currencies that you can invest in but the former is the considered to be the best known world over. The beauty of working with bit coin is that the security is one of its own kind, the computer networks involved have to perform complex mathematical functions to verify and a record the transaction in an online ledger.

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. Bitcoin has impacted people’s lives differently and some stories will leave you in awe. In the early times, Bitcoin just cost pennies but the value of one Bitcoin has appreciated to over six thousand dollars.

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.

With success stories also comes some loss stories as well. 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.

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