For years, Bitcoin has endured something of a roller-coast ride at the hands of regulators, users and investors alike. Having risen to prominence once before only to collapse due its unfortunate links to the nefarious Silk Road and various money laundering schemes, it has emerged as one of the most controversial funding methods in the modern age.
Bitcoin is a resilient and versatile currency, however, and it has once again bounced back to achieve a peak in marketplace. More specifically, its price has recently hit its highest level in more than two years, meaning that the stage may finally be set for the currency to achieve its full potential.
How has Bitcoin finally emerged from the shadows of controversy?
To begin with, Bitcoin has benefited from more stringent regulatory measures in recent times. This is partially a result of its troubled past, as financial conduct authorities and government bodies have taken steps to manage its supply and usage. This effort was also given a huge boost recently, as the cryptocurrency’s complex code has benefited from changes that will tighten its supply in the marketplace.
Additionally, geopolitical issues and wider macroeconomic issues have helped to popularise Bitcoin among investors. With traders seeking a safe-haven currency that will