Until recently, the value of Bitcoin seemed to be on a trajectory to the moon, attracting excitable headlines and enthused investors across the globe.
It's an enticing story – a groundbreaking, potentially world-altering form of currency that saw early stakeholders' (mainly those in the trade of online drugs) initial investments skyrocket over the course of a few years.
But in late 2018, the bubble that many predicted would burst did just that and the value plummeted from a high of around £13,000 to roughly £2,500.
Likely to the relief of investors who decided to hodl (yes, hodl), the coin's value has risen back up to nearly £5,600 in the last week.
Interesting to see Bitcoin rising at the same time as gold and while equities crash. May not be money, but it's act… https://t.co/vbFjq0Kqhv