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Visualizing the Journey to $10,000 Bitcoin

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Visualizing the Journey to $10,000 Bitcoin

Visualizing the Journey to $10,000 Bitcoin

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It has been a breakthrough year for the world’s original cryptocurrency – and on November 28th, 2017, the bitcoin price blew past the psychological barrier of $10,000 with unprecedented pace. After all, it was only two days prior that the cryptocurrency was trading at $9,000.

Today’s infographic from Blockchain Intelligence Group helps to visualize the ups and downs of this incredible journey to $10,000.

The Journey to $10,000 Bitcoin

Here are some of the key events that transpired over the last 11 months:

TimeframeDescription
January 2, 2017Bitcoin closes above the $1k mark for first time in 1,124 days
Mid-January 2017China cracks down on crypto, partly to help control capital outflows
March 2017The number of GitHub projects related to Bitcoin passes 10,000
May 4, 2017Bitcoin surpasses $25B in market capitalization
August 1, 2017Bitcoin forks into two digital currencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
August 5, 2017Bitcoin surpasses $50B in market capitalization
September 4, 2017People’s Bank of China announces that it’s implementing a freeze on ICO funding.
September 8, 2017It’s leaked that China is shutting down all Bitcoin exchanges in the country
September 12, 2017JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon calls Bitcoin a “fraud”
September 28, 2017South Korea bans raising money through ICOs
October 20, 2017Bitcoin passes $100B in market capitalization
October 24, 2017Bitcoin again forks into two digital currencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
October 30, 2017Vietnam bans Bitcoin and other crypto payments
November 26, 2017Bitcoin passes $150B in market capitalization
November 28, 2017Bitcoin trades at $10k for the first time.

And here is how long it took bitcoins to hit each $1,000 barrier:

TimeExact PeriodDescription
138 daysJan 2, 2017 -> May 20, 2017$1,000 to $2,000
23 daysMay 20, 2017 -> June 11, 2017$2,000 to $3,000
63 daysJune 11, 2017 -> Aug 13, 2017$3,000 to $4,000
61 daysAug 13, 2017 -> Oct 12, 2017$4,000 to $5,000
10 daysOct 12, 2017 -> Oct 21, 2017$5,000 to $6,000
13 daysOct 21, 2017 -> Nov 2, 2017$6,000 to $7,000
17 daysNov 2, 2017 -> Nov 19, 2017$7,000 to $8,000
7 daysNov 19, 2017 -> Nov 26, 2017$8,000 to $9,000
2 daysNov 26, 2017 -> Nov 28, 2017$9,000 to $10,000

Note: These time periods are calculated based on closing prices for the Bitcoin Price Index on Coindesk.

The Year of the ICO

While the journey to $10,000 bitcoin is an incredible one, it is part of a wider story as well.

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for other cryptocurrencies have also boomed, and more than 92% of all funds raised through ICOs happened in this year alone. With this mechanism hitting the mainstream, about $3.8 billion have been raised through ICOs in total.

Further, they’ve been profitable as well for speculators. A report from Mangrove Capital last month noted that the average return across 204 ICOs it was tracking was 1,320%.

Despite being temporarily banned in China and South Korea, ICOs have not been slowing down. So far in this month (up to Nov 26, 2017), ICOs have already hit new highs with $743.2 million raised, surpassing the earlier record-holding month of September 2017 ($662.9 million).

Note: this article was originally published on Nov. 27th as Bitcoin was trading at ~$9,600. The article and graphic have since been updated to reflect hitting the $10k total.

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Visualizing the 15 Most Valuable Bitcoin Addresses

The most valuable Bitcoin address is worth $17.5B.

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Visualizing the 15 Most Valuable Bitcoin Addresses

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A Bitcoin address is a unique identifier consisting of 26 to 62 alphanumeric characters used to receive bitcoins.

These addresses serve as the destination for transactions on the Bitcoin network, ensuring that funds are sent to the correct recipient.

This graphic ranks the 15 most valuable Bitcoin addresses globally as of May 2024, based on BitInfoCharts’ Bitcoin Rich List.

How Bitcoin Works

Bitcoin is considered the world’s most valuable digital currency.

Unlike fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar, which central banks back, a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin is supported by an underlying blockchain. This blockchain records every Bitcoin transaction in a public, decentralized, and distributed ledger.

Every time bitcoins are spent, a digital transaction record must be validated and added to the blockchain. Miners undertake this task, legitimizing and auditing Bitcoin transactions while earning bitcoins as a reward.

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According to BitInfoCharts, the world’s top Bitcoin address dates back to October 2018, with a balance of 0.1 BTC (worth $660 at the time).

Since then, it has experienced several massive swings in value, reaching 180,000 BTC ($1.7B) in November 2019 and then falling to 1,370 BTC ($9.4M) in April 2020.

RankBalance (BTC)Value (USD)Address
1248,597$17.5B34xp4vRoCGJym3xR7yCVPFHoCNxv4Twseo
2180,010$12.7Bbc1qgdjqv0av3q56jvd82tkdjpy7gdp9ut8tlqmgrpmv24sq90ecnvqqjwvw97
3136,295$9.6Bbc1ql49ydapnjafl5t2cp9zqpjwe6pdgmxy98859v2
494,643$6.7Bbc1qazcm763858nkj2dj986etajv6wquslv8uxwczt
582,833$5.8B3M219KR5vEneNb47ewrPfWyb5jQ2DjxRP6
679,957$5.6B1FeexV6bAHb8ybZjqQMjJrcCrHGW9sb6uF
778,317$5.5Bbc1q8yj0herd4r4yxszw3nkfvt53433thk0f5qst4g
875,354$5.3Bbc1qjasf9z3h7w3jspkhtgatgpyvvzgpa2wwd2lr0eh5tx44reyn2k7sfc27a4
975,177$5.3B3E97AjYaCq9QYnfFMtBCYiCEsN956Rvpj2
1069,370$4.9Bbc1qa5wkgaew2dkv56kfvj49j0av5nml45x9ek9hz6
1168,200$4.8B3LYJfcfHPXYJreMsASk2jkn69LWEYKzexb
1266,975$4.7B1Ay8vMC7R1UbyCCZRVULMV7iQpHSAbguJP
1359,300$4.2Bbc1qd4ysezhmypwty5dnw7c8nqy5h5nxg0xqsvaefd0qn5kq32vwnwqqgv4rzr
1453,880$3.8B1LdRcdxfbSnmCYYNdeYpUnztiYzVfBEQeC
1551,830$3.6B1AC4fMwgY8j9onSbXEWeH6Zan8QGMSdmtA

Beginning in late 2020, this address began accumulating bitcoins at a rapid pace, reaching 300,000 BTC ($10.3B) in July 2021.

Since January 2023, its BTC balance has remained constant at around 248,597 BTC.

If you enjoyed this post, check out Ranking the Largest Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. In this graphic, we rank the top eight Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. by their total assets under management.

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