Despite Bitcoin making the news a couple of times some people are still yet to know the full story behind the crypto currency. This crypto currency is autonomous from the traditional banking that people have come to know. There are many crypto currencies that are in circulation but Bitcoin has made its mark as its considered to be the best known in the world. 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.
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. The number of new Bitcoin being mined has gone down as the number of units is limited to just twenty one million , low inflation is not something to worry a Bitcoin investor. This cryptocurrency has changed the lives of people especially in its initial stages of introduction, their stories will blow your mind. 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.
One amazing success story is that of a twelve years old millionaire thanks to block chain technology, Erick Finman received one hundred thousand dollars and invested it all in Bitcoin, two years later it was worth 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. 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.