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. 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 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. Bitcoin has impacted people’s lives differently and some stories will leave you in awe. In the early times, Bitcoin just cost pennies but the value of one Bitcoin has appreciated to over six thousand dollars.
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.
While some people have gone off to make mouthwatering amounts of money through Bitcoin some have experienced the complete opposite. 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.