Viewed as a decentralised currency, unaffected by political turmoil (it surged in the wake of the Donald Trump’s victory to reach highs of $738.33 overnight), bitcoin usage is gathering pace. The technology could cut costs by up to $20 billion annually by 2022, according to Santander.
Early bitcoin supporter Marc Andreessen summed up the digital currency’s appeal in a 2014 “What would happen if you and I could just exchange money without it ever going through a bank?”
See above for the fastest growing UK bitcoin companies in terms of web traffic, social traction, employee growth and funding.
CoinDesk, the leader in bitcoin news and analytics, dominates our charts with a growth score of 865. Following CoinDesk, we have CEX.IO and Blockchain, with a growth score respectively of 611 and 609.
The statistics were sourced using Mattermark.
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