From its nebulous origins to its volatile trading and valuations, Bitcoin has always had an aura of Wild West mystery attached to its existence which have led many to consider it as either the next big invention in currency technology or an elaborate Ponzi scheme. What has been undeniable is the skyrocketing price of Bitcoin in 2017, which saw it begin the year at one thousand dollars and ending the year at an astonishing fifteen thousand dollars, with most of those gains occurring in November and December alone. Steve and Ben examine Bitcoin and its meteoric rise in valuation throughout the course of 2017, as well as the mysteries surrounding the virtual currency, including an examination of its intrinsic value and the technology that underpins its workings.

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