An interesting 'coulda shoulda woulda' on bitcoin from Brian Doherty of Reason:
In Search of the Elusive Bitcoin Billionaire
Bitcoin is booming. Libertarians were there first. So where are all the cryptocurrency tycoons?
I am not a bitcoin multimillionaire.
I could have been: I was aware of the cryptocurrency's existence in July 2010.
I should have been: Dozens of smart people with sympatico worldviews to my own eagerly explained to me how the creation of an online "blockchain"—a reliable yet anonymous ledger of transactions—had the potential to change the world.
And I would have been: Had I shelled out, say, $2,000 on this innovative, anti-inflationary currency even a lazy six weeks after I was introduced to it, today I would be sitting on 28,571 bitcoins, the equivalent at press time of over $212 million in cash.
But I didn't.
But his quest for those who did is entertaining. I should add, this is somewhat dated since Bitcoin was a mere $7,500 when published and is currently bounding about above $15,000.