Some facts about bitcoin (BTC-USD) are rather well-known at this point, such as the digital currency’s mysterious origin and the fact that a few dollars invested in bitcoin in its early days would be worth millions today. Having said that, there are some bitcoin facts that aren’t as well-known, such as how much of the currency its investor still owns and that people have paid more than $50 per transaction to use bitcoin at its peak popularity.
Here are the details about those and two other lesser-known bitcoin facts. By this point, many people know that bitcoin (BTC-USD) was created about 10 years ago by an unknown person using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
What you may not know is that this creator was the sole bitcoin miner for the first 10 days of bitcoin’s existence, and all of these original coins (often called “Satoshi coins”) remain unused. In fact, it’s a verifiable fact that there are about 1 million bitcoins in wallets known to be linked to bitcoin’s creator.
Based on the bitcoin price as of this writing, that translates to more than $9.3 billion worth of the digital currency. There are several conflicting opinions about bitcoin (BTC-USD) by major players in the financial world.
For example, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon both believe bitcoin is destined to fail, while people like the Winklevoss twins and Jack Dorsey think bitcoin is the future of money. However, there’s one thing pretty much everyone can agree on. Read more from fool.com…
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