Polar charts showing the historical price of Bitcoin.
- time goes round and round - not along from left to right
- price goes out - not up. Each trip round is 4 years.
- price is logarithmic - so even spacing between $1, $10, $100, etc
- the background is the full text of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper
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NFTs of the some charts of significant dates are being added to OpenSea.
Here's today's chart...
The above polar chart plots the price of Bitcoin (BTC) on a logarithmic scale. Each quadrant represents 1 year meaning a whole circle = 4 years. The 4 year period was chosen because that it the approximate time between halvenings, which cause BTC's price increases to be cyclic over that same period. The slightly larger points in the chart (2012, 2016 and 2020) represent the halvening dates. We can compare the progress of the BTC price over each year in the 4 year cycle.
At the time of creation (August 2021) we were just over halfway round the top-left quadrant (which has now been rotated to the bottom right because the current year is always top left).
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