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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. There are many form of digital currency today but Bitcoin is the best known. 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. A lot of factors in an economy will drive low inflation on traditional currencies in an economy but If your investment is with Bitcoin you need not worry about low inflation because Bitcoin mining is limited to twenty one million units only, its right to say that new Bitcoins being released into the market are decreasing. This cryptocurrency has changed the lives of people especially in its initial stages of introduction, their stories will blow your mind. 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. 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. 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. 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.