What currency is feared by the European Central Bank as a threat to fiat monetary institutions? What currency is cash-like but digitally transmittable allowing for ultimate anonymity and global mobility? What digital currency is up over 2,200% over the last year? It’s Bitcoin.
So says the introduction by visualcapitalist.com to an infographic* (rich visual content for the modern investor) on the roller coaster ride of Bitcoin since its introduction back in April 2012.
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