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Bitcoin’s 9,000,000% Rise This Decade Leaves the Skeptics Aghast

  • It has gone from zero to hero to ‘digital gold’ since 2017
  • Decade spans boom and bust that saw it peak close to $20,000
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Bitcoin’s 9,000,000% Rise

If in the throes of this bull market’s earliest stages of recovery someone told you to forgo stocks, forget commodities, renounce fixed-income assets and buy an unknown digital token, the first of its kind, and watch it grow beyond your wildest dreams, you’d call them crazy, right?

Emerging out of the ashes of the financial crisis, Bitcoin was created as a bypass to the banks and government agencies mired in Wall Street’s greatest calamity in decades. At first, it was slow to break through, muddied by a slew of scandals: fraud, thefts and scams that turned away many and brought closer regulatory scrutiny. But once it burst into the mainstream, it proved to be the decade’s best-performing asset.