Between January 2015 and May 2016, the number of searches for “blockchain” on Google increased by 733%.
The power of all the computers in the bitcoin network exceeds the processing power of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world.
In 2015, $480 million were invested in the blockchain, the same sum that was invested in the internet in 1995.
A bitcoin is divisible to the eighth figure after the decimal point. This means that the smallest bitcoin unit recorded in the blockchain is one satoshi, or 0.00000001 bitcoins.
In 2014, the Odyssey supercomputer at Harvard University was hacked by dogecoin miners (another crypto-currency that uses the blockchain), whose booty was estimated at several thousands of dollars.