Shadowy crypto-currency ‘Bitcoin’ has broken through $2000, to put in a modest 20-fold gain in four years – see chart below. Fortune takes a look at three possible reasons for the most recent surge. Not on the list though was the demand, or speculation of future demand, from ‘Wannacry’ a recent ransomware attack that hit corporates globally and requested payment in the currency. The Fortune article focuses on maturation and critical mass, initial acceptance by regulation, and media coverage: (VIEW LINK)
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