Bitcoin has been ranked among the top ten most valuable assets in the world, 15 years after its creation.

The first bitcoin block, known as the genesis block, was mined on 3 January, 2009.

Over the years, the cryptocurrency has faced and overcome criticism from numerous fronts, including the mainstream media, politicians, and governments globally.

Bitcoin ATMs, which allow people to exchange traditional currencies for bitcoin, were first introduced roughly five years after the genesis block was mined.

The first ATM went live in October 2013.