An 11-year-old who became a multimillionaire. A man digging up a garbage dump in search of his bitcoins. This is the stuff of the stories about the fabulous wealth that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have created.

But who really got rich from Bitcoin? What did the early investors bet on? And what made cryptocurrency such an attractive investment for so long? In our »Crypto Basics« we explain the basics of the crypto world.

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