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2017 Overview

2017... wow! What a year it has been at CoinCorner!

It's fair to say that "growth" has been the theme this year. We've welcomed 3 new full-time employees to CoinCorner: Rachael (compliance), Ross (customer support) and Zakk (tech) and we were also joined by Joel, our legal intern, earlier this year during his university summer break.

With the industry showing no signs of slowing down, neither are we! We plan to continue expanding the team further during 2018 - exciting times ahead!

We welcomed Ross, Zakk and Rachael (on the left) to CoinCorner

Talking of exciting times, we also said goodbye to our old office - a place that we had called home for 2 years (sometimes quite literally, as on occasion, we have been known to spend more time in the office than at home) - and moved in to a bigger (and better!) office to accommodate our growing team.

Our cool new digs, complete with a bitcoin "cold storage" fridge!

It's been a crazy year for bitcoin too... of course, the main focus has been on the price, which started the year hovering just under $1000 ($997.69) but in typical bitcoin fashion, it  surpassed all expectations and reached a record-breaking high of $19,343.04 on 16th December - an increase of 1838.25% in less than 12 months.. woah.

Bitcoin also debuted on two of the world's biggest futures exchanges, CME Group Inc. and Cboe Global Markets Inc. earlier this month (December).

But with the highs come the lows and we can't ignore the recent bout of (very confusing) hard forks. There was Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond, UnitedBitcoin, BitcoinX and our favourite, (simply because of the name) Super Bitcoin... but the list goes on! You can read about our position on bitcoin hard forks here.

Na, na, na... Super Bitcoin!

So, the question begs to be asked: what does 2018 have in store for us? Could it be any more crazy than 2017? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.