[INFOGRAPHIC – UPDATED JANUARY 2018]
Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a bank or a person’s name. Satoshi Nakamoto created this cryptocurrency back in 2009. The biggest advantage of Bitcoin is that it’s not under control of central authority, government or private company, so people are free from paying transaction fees. It can be used for booking a hotel or flight, or purchasing products online, as many online stores and companies accept Bitcoin now.
Today, there are 2015 Bitcoin ATMs in 61 countries around the world and about 5.8 million users that have digital wallets. The price for one Bitcoin at the moment is $14615.70 and it’s growing continuously, proportionally with the interest for digital money.
Take a look at this infographic, created by the team behind BitcoinPlay, that illustrates in details some interesting facts about this incredibly popular virtual currency.