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The Stories of Bitcoin

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 very unique and is not affected by traditional forms of 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.

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 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. 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.

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.