Story by: Billy Bambrough
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have found an unlikely home: on British soap opera Coronation Street, a TV programme watched by some eight million people per episode.
Though bitcoin could now be considered mainstream — the original cryptocurrency also got a recent mention on Eminem’s latest album — there is still a huge segment of the world’s population that are unaware of bitcoin.
Many bitcoin and cryptocurrency speculators think that as the market for investment widens to include older generations and the less tech savvy, it could mean a surge of investment — pushing bitcoin prices far and above their all-time highs.
Bitcoin hit a whopping $19,000 late last year, pulling many other major cryptocurrencies with it, but last years bull run — beginning with bitcoin worth under $1,000 at the beginning of the year — has collapsed in 2018.
The bitcoin price has sunk some 60% from its all-time high and is currently bobbing around the $6,000 mark as investors and traders await regulatory approval which could send bitcoin and cryptocurrencies higher across the board.
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