Bitcoin is a digital currency, decentralized and anonymous, which appeared in 2008, after a person or group of persons under the pseudonym "Satoshi Nakamoto" published a report in which he described how it could work this coin. After just one year, it began to be traded.
How to get:
There are two ways through which you can get Bitcoin: you can buy with conventional money or you can "dig" or "mine" after them, meaning they use dedicated equipment for mining to " hunt" a number consisting of 64 digits. The process involves complicated mathematical calculations.
How much it's worth and what you can buy The value of a Bitcoin is fluctuating, and is related to supply and demand in the market. Throughout its existence, the currency has evolved immensely, considering that the launch could buy for a dollar 1309.03 of Bitcoins, and had a peak at the end of 2013 to about 1200 usd / Bitcoin. Bitcoin is not covered by anything in our current understandings, such as for real money, gold stocks, other currencies, bonds etc.