The Stories of Bitcoin
Despite Bitcoin making the news a couple of times some people are still yet to know the full story behind the crypto currency. The currency stands out due to its autonomy from traditional banking. There are many form of digital currency today but Bitcoin is the best known. 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.
Changing government policies among other factors in the economy makes people lose out on investments but with Bitcoin that is nothing to worry about as the currency is not subject to any authority. 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. This cryptocurrency has changed the lives of people especially in its initial stages of introduction, their stories will blow your mind. 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. The young man would later drop out of school to develop his own company that would later find a buyer who offered three hundred Bitcoins for the company . Another amazing story is that of one Kristoffer Koch who invested twenty seven dollars in Bitcoin that would later be worth eight hundred and eighty six thousand dollars, the funny thing is he completely forgot about his investments until he saw Bitcoin on the news later on.
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. 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.