- When compared to the world’s top 10 companies in terms of capital quantum, Bitcoin’s increase in value is the highest with a return of USD 9.2 million on a USD 100 investment.
- Amazon, Apple and Visa are the only three companies with a return percentage of more than 1,000% (3,156%, 2,345% and 1,597% respectively)
- China’s Alibaba had the worst-performing stock, with a return of only USD 208 on the initial investment.
As per an analysis from howmuch.net, Bitcoin’s value in the past 10 years has increased the most when compared to the top 10 largest firms in terms of market capitalization. As seen in the graph, an investment of a mere USD 100 just 10 years ago would now be worth approximately USD 9.2 million. In comparison, the same investment in Amazon’s stock would stand at USD 3,300 today. In spite of the recent bearish trend, Bitcoin saw a whopping 9,150,088% increase in price.
It is also important to note here that the price of Bitcoin is more volatile than the stocks of other companies. In perspective, Bitcoin’s price ranged from USD 20,000 in late 2017 to USD 3,500 in late November. In contrast, the stock prices of some of the other firms has also fluctuated significantly, however the fluctuation in amount is far less substantial than that of Bitcoin. This relative stability in price is associated to the predictive nature of these firms’ business models and structures, something which is not possible when it comes to Bitcoin.
Bitcoin has also faced a lot of backlash and criticism in the past few years, swaying off potential investors. This flak and volatile nature coupled with Bitcoin’s surge in price have indeed made the art of investing in Bitcoin seem a highly precarious endeavor.
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