Bitcoin price history 2011-2020

From $0.3 to $24.000 in less than 10 years

Bitcoin has been growing every year since 2011 if you look at the lowest price recorded per year, except in 2015. As of December 2020, bitcoin reached above $24,000, and it might not be the end for this year. You might have heard that Bitcoin is a risky investment and that the price is too volatile to be acknowledged as a serious asset. While it is true that it is volatile in the short term, long term, it has proved itself to be a trustful asset with great Profit/Loss each year. Below you can find a list of the lowest recorded price for each year and the Profit/Loss from the previous year in percentage.

YearLowProfit/Loss
2010$0.010%
2011$0.302900%
2012$4.001233%
2013$65.001525%
2014$200.00208%
2015$185.00-8%
2016$365.0097%
2017$780.00114%
2018$3,200.00310%
2019$3,413.007%
2020$4,970.7946%

All-time high in 2017 and 2020 for Bitcoin

There have been two significant price increases to talk about. The one back in December 2017, where Bitcoin hit close to $20,000 on some exchanges. This was back when Bitcoin was unknown, and only a few people actually knew about it. It came as a shock to many since the price started under $1,000 in January 2017. Since the rise in 2017, Bitcoin took a big hit, and in February 2018, it was back under $7,000 as the result of a 50% drop in just 16 days. Bitcoin was one of the hottest topics around this time and was discredited for being a scam and only used by criminals. Later on, in November 2018, we saw it drop below $4,000. Many people lost their Bitcoin’s during this period due to high leverage trades. In December 2020, Bitcoin reached over $24,000, and as we write this article, the year is not yet over, so the price might reach even higher. Below you will find an interactive chart to check how the price has been changing on Coinbase since 2015.

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