The history of the world’s first crypto began in 2008, when its creator, a Japanese named Satoshi Nakamoto, published the Bitcoin protocol openly.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of bitcoins is said to hold 1 million bitcoins. Today, the value of these bitcoins stands at $1.1 billion.
In 2015 the bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Economic Science!Bitcoin is controlled by its users, not by any single entity
The digital currency is not controlled by a bank or any single financial institute, unlike other currencies of this world.
Bitcoin is often referred to as digital gold. It’s the first widespread cryptocurrency to have gold-like economic characteristics, which is also a decentralized analogue currency because no one issues it centrally.
It’s difficult to know for sure how many Bitcoin millionaires — or billionaires — there are because wallets are anonymous and the price of Bitcoin fluctuates. There are currently 98,180 addresses with BTC worth $1 million or more in them.
Bloomberg released a report stating that the richest cryptocurrency and Bitcoin tycoon is Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao – a Chinese billionaire. Known in financial circles as CZ, the cryptophile who is worth an estimated US$96bn.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss became famous for filing a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stole the idea of Facebook’s social network from them. In 2013, they bought bitcoins for a total of $11 million. When in 2017 the price of currency sharply increased, the brothers became the world’s first bitcoin-billionaires.
A few years ago, 14-year-old teenager Erik Finman invested in the bitcoin 1000 dollars, which he gave his grandmother. Now the guy is 19, and he is among the youngest bitcoin millionaires.
Christopher Koch from Norway had bought some bitcoins when its price was $27, in the year 2009. After that he simply forgot about them. But, luckily enough, he remembered it at a time when the value of his bitcoins rose to 885 thousand dollars.
The actress and founder of the lifestyle company Gwyneth Paltrow suggest using the Abra wallet. Actor Ashton Kutcher, rapper Nas, and boxer Floyd Mayweather transferred part of his fortune to BTC.
In April 2015, a micronation between Croatia and Serbia known as Liberland was born. The official currency of Liberland is bitcoin.
Amongst the world’s most developed countries, Japan is most bitcoin-ready. There are thousands of retail stores that accepts this digital currency as a payment form. Additionally, there are several bitcoin ATMs.
Bolivia, Iceland, Bangladesh, and Ecuador have completely banned the usage of bitcoins.
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