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How much you’d have today if you invested £100 in Bitcoin in 2009

How much you’d have today if you invested £100 in Bitcoin in 2009

The cryptocurrency is set to reach an all-time high

Cryptocurrency has become the investment craze of the past 10 years or so, with several of them having reached ridiculously high values in such a short period of time.

But with that, a lot of cryptocurrencies have violently tanked and are now worth nothing, despite people investing thousands into them.

Volatile doesn't even begin to explain it, but the leading cryptocurrency has always been Bitcoin.

And if you were smart enough to listen to this man, you would be very rich today:

Bitcoin was launched in 2009 with a value of exactly $0 per asset.

But over the years, it has sharply increased and decreased in value, almost like a badly designed rollercoaster.

On Thursday morning though, the value of Bitcoin hit upwards of $63,000 (£49,900), following a day of sharp rises.

It indicates that Bitcoin is nearing its all-time high, which was hit in November 2021, amidst people turning to the cryptocurrency during the pandemic.

Back then, the value of a Bitcoin hit $67,707 (£53,500) before plummeting in value in the latter stages of 2022.

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As it begins to increase in value, it makes you wonder just how much would you have made if you got in early, was way ahead of the curve and dumped some money into Bitcoin?

Well, unsurprisingly, it's a lot of dough.

If you invested just £100 into the asset when it was launched, the value of your profit would sit in the millions or billions.

However, how much would that be exactly?

Well, we asked ChatGPT what the investment would be worth today, if you were telepathic enough to put that amount down in 2009.

Firstly, for the sake of ease, £100 would have got you an estimated 100,000 Bitcoins in 2009, and with its value hitting £49,977.84, that would work out to a total of £4,997,784,000 today.

That's a profit of almost five billion of the King's finest.

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Again, this is only if you held on to the cryptocurrency through all the price fluctuations for 15 years.

I'm sure early sellers will be kicking themselves repeatedly right now.

So if Bitcoin were to continue its recent upward trend and surpass its previous high of $67,707, and get to say, $70,000, the total would be a lot higher.

Just over £5.5 billion for those who were wondering.

If you were one of the unlucky ones who stumbled across Davinci Jeremie's YouTube video all those years ago and inevitably ignored it - that's really rough.

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Topics: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Money, Technology