Living in the modern digital world, it’s only fitting that the everyday things we have been using adapt accordingly.
When the worth of a single bitcoin hit the milestone of $10,000 at the end of last month, the world started freaking out a bit about how fast the digital currency had grown since its first introduction to the world in January 2009. A lot of people felt stupid for not having invested all those years ago upon first hearing about it, though no-one felt more stupid than the guy who spent $130 million worth of bitcoin on 2 pizzas back in 2010. (My heart goes out to you dude.)
The thing about bitcoin is that no-one really knows what it is or where it’ll go, but that there are a lot of people getting super-duper rich from the decentralised cyber coins. And now, researchers have calculated that the most super-duper rich of them all is likely to be the very founder of bitcoin, who is set to become the world’s first trillionaire. That’s someone who has a 13-digit worth – $1,000,000,000,000 – behind their name.
Money, for instance, is something that has generally stayed the same over the years in its physical form. We are now welcoming a new age of currency, and it’s set to take off. The cryptocurrency phenomenon known as Bitcoin is skyrocketing, with the creator set to become the world’s first trillionaire ever.
Last month, the worth of a single bitcoin hit a milestone of $10,000, which had people scrambling to quickly invest. Today, it has already reached a remarkable $17,688.99 in US dollars. Valued at more than $297 billion on the market currently, the stock has risen an extraordinary 1,800 percent in this calendar year already. Having said that, the creator of this financial innovation is set to become the world’s first trillionaire, though their identity is still considered to be a mystery.
They’re saying that if it keeps climbing at the same unprecedented rate that it has, it will be the mysterious bitcoin founder – who has the biggest share of the coins of all – who will become the first person to have a trillion bucks.
So who is he?
Well, no-one really knows, bar a name: Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto is commonly known as a masculine Japanese name, but he could just as well be a woman or even a group of people. Really, they could be dead for all we know – no-one’s heard from the founder since his last email to former bitcoin developer Mike Hearn in 2011.
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