Bitcoin is 10 years old

Updated - October 25, 2018 06:14 pm IST

Published - October 25, 2018 05:53 pm IST

Bitcoin has carved out a name for itself as the world's most popular cryptocurrency since arriving on the scene ten years ago.

Bitcoin is a decentralised virtual currency created from computer code in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Unlike a traditional currency such as the dollar, euro or yen, bitcoin has no central bank and is not backed by any government.

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