Bitcoin blows past US$11,000 mark
Bitcoin is booming. Over just one day – from 9 a.m. ET Tuesday until the same time Wednesday morning – the value of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency increased by US$1,565.83 to more than US$11,000.
Below, BNN takes a look at what that single day of bitcoin profits could buy.
18 actual coins
The Royal Canadian Mint is selling a pure silver coin honouring the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada for US$85.53 each.
One month of rent in Toronto
Getting an average-priced one-bedroom condo in Toronto costs roughly $2,000 per month, according to the latest data from Padmapper. That works out to roughly US$1,550.
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A new (used) car
It may not exactly be fresh off the lot, but this 1993 Mercury Cougar costs just US$1,295 and still “drives great.”
A bitcoin printing press
Rather than buying bitcoins directly, some opt for acquiring them the original way: by devoting a certain proportion of their computer’s graphics processing power to “mining” bitcoin. Picking up five of these advanced graphics processors for roughly US$1,500 would effectively create a bitcoin mint.