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In 2013, a man from Wales threw away a hard drive with US$7.5 million worth of bitcoin on it.
Japan officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment but not as currency.
If you bought $100 worth of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d have $75 million by May, 2017.
There are between 2.9 million and 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin, according to a research produced by Cambridge University in 2017.
Bitcoin can handle 3 to 7 transactions per second, while Visa can handle more than 24,000 transactions per second.
The amount of electricity running the Bitcoin Network could power 1.3 million homes.
Bitcoin is the world’s biggest cryptocurrency but there are now close to 800 digital currencies work around US$96 billion total.
The “Bitcoin Faucet” website, created by former lead developer of Bitcoin, handed out 10,000 free bitcoins to visitors. That’s about $44 million today.
The electricity required for a single Bitcoin trade could power a house for a whole month.