Amazing facts about cryptocurrencies - I bet you didn’t know something?
Surveys of people around the world show that about 80%
of people have heard of the crypt, but no more than 10% know what it is.
Keep 10 interesting facts from the world critical - I’m sure you will surprised!
№1. There are more than 20 000 cryptocurrencies in the world that can be owned, traded and mined. Most of them are useless, and have value only to traders-speculators.
№2. The capitalization of all cryptocurrencies in the world fluctuates around $1 trillion - this is half of Canada’s GDP and 6 times the capitalization of Coca-Cola.
№3. Nobody knows who created the first cryptocurrency - bitcoin. On the internet this person (or a group of people) was called Satoshi Nakamoto, but in reality there is no such person.
№4. In total there are exactly 21 million bitcoins, now mined about 12 million, of which about 4 million are already lost (owners regularly lose wallets keys, or flash drives with bitcoins - it is impossible to return them). All bitcoins will be mined in about 2140.
№5. The first commercial transaction using bitcoin is the purchase of pizza. On May 22, 2010, programmer Laszlo Hanec exchanged 10,000 bitcoins, which at the time were worth about $41, for pizza - no one took cryptocurrency seriously. Now, 10,000 bitcoins is about 200 million dollars. May 22 is now celebrated as Bitcoin Pizza Day.
№6. Bitcoin is decentralized, that is, it is not controlled by any organization or government. No one can turn it off. But there are also «centralized» cryptocurrencies, which have an issuer company, and such cryptocurrencies can be turn off or blocked.
№7. The most influential figure in the cryptocurrency world - Elon Musk. Cryptocurrency prices rise or fall every time Musk writes about it on Twitter or talks about it in an interview. The favorite Mask's coin is Dogecoin.
№8. Cryptocurrency has no official status in most countries. There are countries where it is officially authorized (El Salvador, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the Central African Republic). There you can pay with cryptocurrency in stores, on par with the official currency. In many countries, cryptocurrencies are not regulated, and there are countries there you can go to prison for trading cryptocurrency.
№9. Mining of cryptocurrencies harms the environment, but in the world there are more and more cryptocurrencies working without mining, and governments of different countries force miners to switch to «green technologies».
№10. Crypto experts and a number of economists say that sooner or later bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be accepted worldwide. The events of recent years show that the process of adoption has already begun.
Congratulations, you have gained minimal knowledge about cryptocurrency!