Bitcoin (BTC) News, Price Predictions and Opinions

Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) is a pioneering digital currency invented by a yet-unknown individual or group of individuals presented as Satoshi Nakamoto. Early development began in 2008, during the financial crisis of 2008, with the landmark paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” being released on October 31, 2008. The primary purpose of Bitcoin is in the space of P2P financial transactions, though some supporters envision it more as a store of value.

Often called “Digital Gold” for its monetary properties which are similar to gold, the enduring popularity and market resilience of Bitcoin has encouraged the growth of other cryptocurrencies, and as a result it has come to be known as the “mother” or “father” of all cryptocurrencies. Initially limited to all but the most ardent technology enthusiasts, Bitcoin was responsible for convincing the masses that a P2P financial system devoid of middlemen and centralized was in fact possible, a characteristic made possible through its Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm which incentivized good behavior.

Since its inception in early 2009, Bitcoin has been through a number of changes and incidents, yet continues to thrive as the most popular token in the cryptocurrency market. This includes the famous Mt. Gox incident and several such cycles of price spikes and drops. The enduring nature of Bitcoin is a quality that is highly cherished by its proponents. Many tokens have been inspired by it, including similarly envisioned token Litecoin (LTC), which is often said to be the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. Because of the popularity and established nature of Bitcoin, it is often the base pair with which other cryptocurrencies are traded.

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But Where Is Our Bitcoins?

1 hour ago 1 minute read 0 comments CityLife20

On the following graph, it's shown how the bitcoins are distributed among people. Largely the holders are either hacker, or a government based agency, which is rather Tragicomedy for the concept of Bitcoin. The other big chunk is zombie coins. For c...

Yearn.Finance (YFI) Could Fall To $15K If Bitcoin Brings Down Crypto

1 hour ago 1 minute read 1 comment IOZT

Yearn.Finance (YFI) is one of the most talked-about cryptocurrencies of 2020, both due to its scarce 30,000 token supply and its miraculous price increase to more than 1 BTC in value. However, the DeFi token could fall to $15,000 or deeper if Bitcoin...

Delta Exchange debuts AMM pool for crypto derivatives and launches new exchange token

1 hour ago 1 minute read 0 comments IOZT

Delta Exchange, a crypto derivatives exchange, today announced the debut of its DETO token alongside the launch of its centralized Automated Market Maker (AMM) pool for crypto derivatives. Liquidity mining for DETO via AMM will be opened on BTC-USD a...

In Spain it will take place this next October 16 International Blockchain Forum

2 hours ago 4 minute read 0 comments gabojg

  On October 16, the Iberian Institute of Blockchain will celebrate in Badajoz, Spain, the "International Blockchain / COMUNICAE Forum", in which issues in the areas of Cybersecurity, Technological Innovation and Blockchain will be addressed. Those...

How to Buy Gift Cards with Bitcoin and other Crypto (on CryptoRefills)

3 hours ago 3 minute read 2 comments xqanxxx

Recent developments in the blockchain and crypto space have made it much easier for crypto holders to spend their holding on real-life goods and services. Most online and retail stores don’t accept crypto as a payment method. But there is a clever wo...

Has Bitcoin lost its way?

3 hours ago 2 minute read 0 comments john3

As Bitcoin has entered the mainstream it’s lost a lot of what made it special. In the beginning, it rose as a counterweight to the political and economic status quo. It combined game theory and emerging technology in novel ways that created somethin...

BTC and ETH (2) - October 2020

3 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments E-Master

Hi @all crypro users. This is my first post for my own trading block.   The next years will show if crypto technology is able to carry the mass amount of transactions. ETH 2 is in phase 0 and during the next five years they want to improve the scalea...

Why Joe Rogan & Edward Snowden are Secretly Bullish on Cryptocurrency

4 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments SLOPAXO

While the Joe Rogan Experience is certainly one of the most, if not, the number one, most popular podcast in the world, it is no secret that Joe isn't afraid to get controversial or conspiratorial. On a recent episode with Edward Snowden, the two bri...

Crypto IRA? Yes there is such a tool

4 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments Keith Thuerk

Crypto IRA? Yes, there is such a tool to help US investors shield their Crypto hauls from the US Tax code.  Neither the Traditional IRA nor the Roth allow for Crypto to be part of your retirement portfolio.   Enter in yet another Tool in the retirem...

The blockchain explained by The Simpsons

5 hours ago 1 minute read 3 comments odisseo

If you still miss what blockchain is, you have an opportunity to make up for it with some exceptional masters: The Simpsons.That's right, the irresistible little yellow men on TV (who are not new to pop forays into culture and the economy) in the epi...