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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.

In this tag, read Bitcoin (BTC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

Is Stellar Lumens (XLM) a Good Investment?

6 days ago 7 minute read CryptoBoomer $7.40 tipped

Making the right investment in cryptocurrencies is not like investing in other markets. The two clearest things, for those who have just begun investing and are observing how the market works, are that it is EXTREMELY volatile and that many of the st...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Eleven - UP 10%

1 week ago 5 minute read starthere $5.35 tipped

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What is Ethereum (ETH)? — 'Smart Way to do Business' — Beginner's Guide

1 day ago 7 minute read cryptomagis $3.25 tipped

Ethereum was one of the first cryptocurrencies to be released (4 years after Bitcoin). Unlike most other “coins”, Ethereum was established under the premise of bringing the idea of smart contracts to the world. Smart contracts are financial commitmen...

Are Bitcoin Casinos Legal in the USA?

41 minutes ago 4 minute read MintDice $0.02 tipped

When Bitcoin first emerged as a digital currency in 2009, few people knew little, or nothing, about it. Even as it has become more popular in recent years, most people still have questions, many of which are in regards to the legalities of Bitcoin, e...

Hacking Crypto

1 hour ago 7 minute read localtoledoan $0.07 tipped

 I have been a computer programmer for the past 40 years. I am skilled in many programming languages and have dabbled a little in a few. During this time I have seen a lot of different kinds of software, coding styles, and of course hacks/cracks. The...

What are the Different Types of Crypto Wallets?

3 hours ago 3 minute read pheonixdown-dee $0.44 tipped

Learn about storage solutions for cryptocurrency and explore the different types of crypto wallets: hot, cold, software, and hardware. Read on to understand how crypto wallets help secure digital assets online and offline.   What is a Crypto Wallet?...

Morning Drama

4 hours ago 2 minute read Its Bodhi Baby $0.07 tipped

So I live with a roommate and she has mental health issues.  I wont go into what they are here but they are not nice.  I am nice enough to take her to work in the mornings AND pick her back up from work in the evenings.  I am starting to think she do...

SEBA,the Cryptocurrency Bank will Expand Services To Singapore,Hong Kong and 7 more Markets.

4 hours ago 1 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.07 tipped

  SEBA is a Cryptocurrency Bank that was set up firstly in 2018 with Banking license from Swiss  Regulators authorities,will expand their services to Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Italy,Germany,France,Austria,Portugal and Netherlands. The Cr...

The Crypto Curator's Podcast List for 12 Dec 2019 - Sponsored by Delphi Digital

6 hours ago 1 minute read TheCryptoCurator $0.03 tipped

I love curating information. So I've decided to begin publishing a daily list of the most relevant podcast I am aware of. The following Podcast were published yesterday and today. If there is a podcast you'd like me to track, leave me a comment. If y...

Interviewing Paul Puey From Edge

10 hours ago 1 minute read Scottcbusiness.eth $1.67 tipped

I recently had the chance to discuss Edge with Paul Puey who is the CEO and co-founder. The Edge team's mission is to provide the world’s most innovative tools and systems for secure and private data. It’s a place where you can buy, store, and trade...

I have a new favorite memecoin. BANANO!

10 hours ago 2 minute read Treeπ $0.64 tipped

What is Banano? Banano (BAN) is a fork of the cryptocurrency NANO and was started in April 2018. If I’m not mistaken, it may have started as a Nano testnet. Someone correct me if I am wrong there. Banano is a meme cryptocurrency with a free and fair...

12 December 2019 Betting Tips

11 hours ago 1 minute read btcbet $0.06 tipped

12.12.2019 Betting Tips I choose the following for today. Here are my picks. Good luck… Do not forget to take your 5 BTC Bonus at Cloudbet Manchester United v AZ Alkmaar : Manchester United -0.25 AHBet at Cloudbet FC Stade Rennes v SS Lazio Roma :...

12/12/2019 Price Update: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litcoin, OX(ZRX), STEEM, Steem Base Dollars (SBD), Basic Attention Token, Bitshare, DAI, XRP, EOS, Binance coin, Huobi token, Maker

12 hours ago 1 minute read Danoskie $0.11 tipped

Hello, How is you day going?It's another edition of DAILY CRYPTOS PRICE UPDATE.Today: 12/12/2019For crypto's bears vs bulls, the market is now down causing great changes on almost all the coins in my list. What a day to remember 12/12. NB: The prices...