Cryptocurrency truly came to life after the creation of Bitcoin in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the birth of blockchain technology, the exact same technology that made cryptocurrency safe to use as it was unalterable data structures. However, the first block was mined in 2009, producing 50 bitcoins, as the crypto-connoisseurs know it as the Genesis Block. By now, Bitcoin still held no value, but that would change in 2010 as its value was documented at just under 14 cents, and started to fluctuate as it settled at approximately 29 cents. Throughout the upcoming years, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have grown exponentially, and with it a lot of speculation about whether it’s safe, or is it a sound investment, and even whether it’s morally okay to have a currency that is untraceable and can be used on the dark web to any extent. There has been a steady rise. However, the volatility of Bitcoin lost people a lot of money and made others millionaires in the process. As of 2021, it reached an all-time high of $69,900. However, right now, nearing the end of 2022, it sits at $20,000. At this point, Bitcoin is still considered the most secure and stable cryptocurrency. However, all future investments should be well throughout.