1. Every eight minutes someone receives ("mines") 25 Bitcoins (worth more than $10k)

2. The Bitcoin network is many times faster than the world's top 500 supercomputers put together

3. Bitcoin consumes about 60,000 kWh ($150,000) of power a day

4. No one knows who the original creator(s) of Bitcoin is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto

5. There are many Bitcoin competitors, including Dogecoin, an "alt-coin" based on jokes about a dog

6. A Harvard student was recently caught using the Harvard Research Computing department supercomputer to mine Dogecoin

7. Demand for video cards (computer hardware that can be used to mine alt-coins) has caused shortages in stores

8. Until 2013 there was an online marketplace that sold $1.2 billion in drugs (according to the FBI) using Bitcoin

9. There's a data center in Iceland that is dedicated to mining Bitcoin