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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. This crypto currency is very unique and is not affected by traditional forms of 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 based on computer networks solving complex mathematical functions to verify and record the details of each and every transaction that happens.

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. 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 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 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 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.

While some people have gone off to make mouthwatering amounts of money through Bitcoin some have experienced the complete opposite. 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.