Bitcoin won the 2015 battle of the currencies

But can it win the war?

Here’s what happened last year, according to The Money Project:

Using the benchmark of the U.S. Dollar Index, a comparison against a basket of major currencies, the dollar gained 8.3% throughout the year.

Despite this strength, the best performing currency in 2015 was not the dollar.

Bitcoin, a digital and decentralized cryptocurrency, staged a late comeback in 2015 to overtake the dollar by a whopping 35% by the end of the year.





Of course that chart only shows calendar year 2015. When it entered the currency scene (and its on its was to being a currency, unlike gold which remains a commodity) it shot up nearly 6000%! But in 2014 it lost more than half.

It would be nice if in the 21st century we could invent a currency with a bit more stability and useability. Water futures perhaps?