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As with everyone we all regret not doing something, be it not buying shares in Apple or not buying 100 LTC (Litecoins) two years ago. Bitcoin and newer crypto currencies were created as a non-capitalist, de-centralised and likely anti-government establishment alternative to the Pound, Euro or Dollar which is extremely widely accepted and has regulators. The funny thing is Bitcoin is slowly becoming more mainstream and you could argue has become part of a capitalist system!
Two years ago, 1 BTC (Bitcoin) was worth $319 and today (31/01/18) $10130 – an increase of over 3000%. A single share in Microsoft has only just about increased 100% in two years. Recently BTC dropped by about £1000 in a single day, which a share would just never do. Volatile it is, it usually jumps back and there is speculation it could hit $50,000 next year. A bank account from NatWest, Barclays and HSBC is where people normally store their cash, from pounds to hundreds of thousands until now.