Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and stored electronically. Established in 2009, by its creator Mr. Satoshi Nakamoto. It was the first virtual payment method of this type in the world. Thanks to several important features, it is one of the largest financial innovations of recent years.
At the moment, due to the lack of bank intermediation in funds transfer, bitcoin is considered by many investors as a cheaper alternative, especially for larger amounts.
Two other important features of cryptocurrencies payment system are definetely security and anonymity. Information on transactions carried out using bitcoin is encrypted using a technology called “blockchain”. At the moment, its mode of operation and continuous verification seems to be virtually unbreakable. Creating an account in this cryptocurrency has no formal conditions and the accounts are anonymous. The only thing the user receives to the invoice is a 54-character login and password.
A huge advantages of this payment method are also the speed and ease in making the transfers online. In the process of transferring funds, the distance to the place where we send the money does not matter and the transaction is carried out without intermediaries. Bitcoin transfers have no restrictions in the form of weekdays or holidays, we can send funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transactions are approved almost every 10 minutes.
In comparison to traditional banks that have a centralized database system, information about the status of bitcoin accounts is simultaneously found in many places on earth in the same form. That makes it definetely more secure.
These factors as much as the fact that according to the assumptions, a limited amount of 21,000,000 bitcoins will be created by 2140 have largely influenced the popularity of bitcoin, which is reflected in its market value. At present, approximately 16,500,000 bitcoins have already been circulated, and the pace at which others will hit the market will slow down.