Exchanging fiat currency for bitcoin four years ago and holding until today would have compounded your money at 78.7 % per year. That would have been a 10.2 fold increase of your purchasing power.*
To visualize how returns have changed over time, we have plotted 4-year rolling compound returns for you, going back a couple of years. This website updates the 4-year return calculation daily, and while we're at it, the plot is also updated.
At bitcoin is the better money dot com, we think that bitcoin will continue to gain market share against government currency because of it's superior properties. We don't know the future, of course, but we think that bitcoin is the better money, and we find it likely, that past adoption trends will continue into the future as new users and more money is attracted into the network and as newly issued bitcoin dry up over time.
That is why we've made this website to educate the public about bitcoin:
Why is it money? What makes it the better money? How can money exist outside the government? Check back soon to find articles around this topic.
Bitcoin's exchange rate to the U. S. dollar is quite volatile. A great strategy to save money in bitcoin and reduce the volatility for individual positions is using automated recurring purchases, also known as dollar cost averaging. Find out here about its returns.
*Our methodology for the return calculation:
We use the Compound Annual Growth Rate (also known as CAGR) of bitcoin for the buy and hold return calculation, using today's average bitcoin to U.S. dollar exchange rate and same exchange rate from 4 years ago. For the plot, we performed the calculation using a rolling 4-year time window.