Cryptocurrency’s penetration into public consciousness owes a debt to Bitcoin’s astronomical rise in value. On December 17, 2017, Bitcoin stock reached an all-time high of $20,089 per BTC. While this figure attracted people equipped with dreams of striking it rich quickly, others looked beyond its value to ponder the exciting possibilities that may exist within cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The rapid gain also prompted response from critics, who voiced their skepticism over the implementation and security associated with anonymous payment systems.
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