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 autonomous from the traditional banking that people have come to know. 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. 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 the early days of its inception buying a bitcoin cost you pennies but today you have to part with over six thousand dollars for the same.
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. 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.
With success stories also comes some loss stories as well. An early adopter of the currency Jered Kenna had a bad experience after hackers went through his email and got access to his wallet and stole eight hundred Bitcoins, however that did not hold him back because through cryptocurrency the man redeemed himself. 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.