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 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. 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. Different people have had different experiences with Bitcoin and their stories are worth getting to know. 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. 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. 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.