Bitcoin, the world’s hottest digital foreign money, has been one of many success tales of lockdown as armchair traders and establishments pour of their cash.
The worth of bitcoin rose more than 150 per cent this year and is buying and selling at about £13,500 — inside £1,000 of its 2017 file. Examine this with the FTSE 100, which is down about 13 per cent regardless of a latest surge after the invention and rollout of the Covid vaccine.
The recognition of digital foreign money has been helped by social media and is especially robust among the many younger. Lady Gone Crypto is the Instagram account of Lea Thompson, who has 38,900 followers on Twitter, 27,000 on TikTok and eight,600 on Instagram.
Ben Armstrong’s bitboy_crypto account has 37,300 Instagram followers.