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. 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.
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. 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. Different people have had different experiences with Bitcoin and their stories are worth getting to know. 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.
The success stories are fun top discover but there are people who have lost on Bitcoin too. 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.