Bitcoin Returns Have Dwarfed Every Tech IPO Since 2010, New Data Shows

Bitcoin’s performance has outstripped mainstream investments in internet firms since 2010 by 338,433,233%, it has been claimed. 

Twitter user Crypto Godfather, CEO of blockchain-focused magazine Block Journal, shared data to corroborate his point on Aug. 27.

Bitcoin price has exploded from a few cents to thousands of dollars 

The earliest price data for Bitcoin dates back to March 2010, when the industry’s first (and now defunct) exchange BitcoinMarket.com started its operations. 

The coin’s value was just $0.003 — meaning that today’s price point of just over $10,100 represents an astronomical appreciation.

Over the same time period, even the most lucrative investment in an internet firm since its public listing — in online advertising platform The Trade Desk — sealed a profit of “just” 1,317%.

The earliest data archived on Bitcoin’s price on CoinMarketCap — from April 2013 — still reveals a 7,420% increase over a six-year time frame.

Internet firms’ performance since ICO listing

Internet firms’ performance since ICO listing. Source: @CryptoGodfather

If we look back to Bitcoin’s historic bull run in winter 2017, the coin’s appreciation since its first recorded valuation stood at a whopping 666,666,567%.

Bitcoin vs. stocks and national currencies

In July, Cointelegraph reported that Grayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Trust was yielding an almost 300% appreciation on the year — vastly outperforming mainstream investments reflected in the S&P 500 (18.7%) and Global Dow (12.9%) over the same time period.

That same month, the digital asset manager’s in-house research had indicated that Bitcoin had gained 47% this May at a time of intensifying United States-China trade tensions, making it the best-performing asset of the period — a marked contrast to the Chinese yuan’s faltering.