Ah, Bitcoin. Whether you are a believer or not, there is no doubt that it has been on the rise lately. The question to many is — why?

Bitcoin first came on the scene in 2009 — right at the fall of the housing market crisis. It stayed relatively quiet for some time until there was a specific transaction that put it on the scene — Pizza Day in 2010 where someone paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas (that would be over $557 million at the writing of this article). While there were then some ups and downs, Bitcoin didn’t hit the stratosphere until 2017, when it jumped from $1,000 to over $19,000. The year 2018 brought on a big crash, especially with a number of fraudulent ICOs (initial coin offerings).

All that said, Bitcoin is back. Every day it seems it’s hitting new records — even briefly crossing the $60,000 line. Much of this has been attributed to large investors such as Elon Musk and Tesla and Apple Pay starting to accept Bitcoin.

Take a look at the visual rise to fortune and fame of Bitcoin through the following visual deep dive below:

Infographic courtesy Expensivity.com