The most famous cryptocurrency is currently priced at $23,474.
The alternative cryptocurrency, which is widely talked about and written about these days, had a turbulent week behind it, and fell by 6% yesterday, after the appearance of a new strain of the covid-19 virus in Britain.
The general situation was shaken in the financial markets, so one Bitcoin was worth “only” 22,290 dollars, which is a sharp drop compared to the value of 24,339 dollars – a record achieved earlier.
As a reminder, the most popular digital coin, which many investors still do not believe, crossed the psychological threshold of 22,000 dollars for the first time, on December 17 this year. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is worth $23,474.
3 interesting facts about Bitcoin
- There is less talk now about the creator of this cryptocurrency, named Satoshi Nakamoto, but it is interesting that this character is still mysterious, since no one went public and confirmed his identity, that is, said that he knew that person. The name has been associated with several people over the years. It is estimated that Nakamoto currently owns more than a million Bitcoins, with a total value of about two billion dollars.
- Bitcoin transactions are anonymous. That is why this cryptocurrency is often a “victim” of hackers. Digital wallets are associated with blockchain technology, and are not processed by any particular company.
- Amid millions of illegal items purchased using Bitcoin, the first legal transaction involved buying pizza. A piece of pizza worth $25 was paid for with the help of 10,000 Bitcoins.
What do the most famous businessmen say?
Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. It’s better than currency, because you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can become quite inconvenient. – Bill Gates (Microsoft).
Well, I think it works. There may be other currencies like Bitcoin, which may be better. But in the meantime, there is a big industry around it. People got rich through Bitcoin, some lost money. But people also make money from volatility. – Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic Group)
Bitcoin is the currency of resistance … If Satoshi had released Bitcoin 10 years earlier, September 11 would never have happened. – Max Kaiser(financial expert)