If you can read this article is that you have saved the cyberattack. Or maybe you've paid the ransom demanded by cybercriminals in bitcoins. But for those who do not know what the bitcoin is, watch out for this article.
Bitcoin is a digital currency. You will not be able to find it physically in coins or bills. All movements are made online and are difficult to track (their critics are against why they say it favors illegal transactions) and is a currency that is not controlled by any central bank.
Who controls it?
Only a few users verify and control that transactions are anonymous and secure. And they charge for it. In bitcoins, of course. There are also programmers who handle the software.
What is the euro-bitcoins price?
To this day, to buy 1 bitcoin you need about 1,500 euros. The price works like other currencies and varies depending on the supply and demand of the market. Another indicator is the value. In this case, it indicates the popularity level of the virtual currency among its users.
The mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto
Now we know what the bitcoin is, but we lack to know who created it. A year ago, in May 2016, Craig Steven Wright's name came to light, who at first said he was Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator's pseudonym. I was going to prove it by taking the keys with which the first dealings with bitcoins were made, back in 2009, and only Nakamoto knows. But he did not deliver.