Good as Gold
During its first couple of years, bitcoin went through a series of bubbles and busts, ranging wildly between 30 cents and $32. But during the Cypriot financial crisis of 2012-2013, it shot up over $250, eventually settling at around $50. According to the bitcoin conversion site preev.com, the price of a single bitcoin (BTC) stands at $623. For a brief period in 2013, bitcoins were trading at around $1,250, on par with an ounce of gold at the time.