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.

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

Cardano Ecosystem expects O-BFT hard fork to happen in mid-February

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The Ouroborus-BFT hard fork is expected to happen in the next month as the Cardano ecosystem anticipates O-BFT hard fork in mid-February. Cardano blockchain has entered into the Shelley phase. In this phase, Cardano, by implementing the Ouroborus BFT...

New Survey Finds 1/3 Of U.S. SMEs Already Accept Cryptocurrencies

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A new survey published by Munich Re subsidiary HSB found that more than 1/3 of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are accepting cryptocurrencies as a means of payment for their respective physical and digital goods and/or services in the US, w...

Naming Names -- A Study of CryptoScams

51 minutes ago 4 minute read bettercallpaul $0.03 tipped

Naming Names -- A Study of CryptoScams Week Two by W. P. Alexander for  Better Call Paul Blog Hello faithful readers, and welcome to the Better Call Paul series on cryptocurrency scams.  Last week, we covered the "Empowr" network, a hybrid Ponzi ty...


51 minutes ago 5 minute read G4G Crypto Training $0.00 tipped

  What is the True Value of Bitcoin / Cryptocurrency?  The true value of cryptocurrency is found in its underlying technology, its user-ability, and overall supply/demand. As I am writing this article, cryptocurrencies are making a crash landing back...

Review of the DualMiner USB Miner

1 hour ago 2 minute read AverageVancouverite $0.06 tipped

Dualminer USB Miner Specs: Algorithm: SHA256 (Coins Mined: Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Peercoin, etc.) and SCRYPT (Litecoin, Dogecoin, etc.) Hashrate: Dual mote: 500 MH/s SHA256 and 40 KH/s SCRYPT or 70 KH/s SCRYPT Chip: 55nm Gridseed GC3355 Power use: Du...

eToro exchange and platforms: A Complete Review + My Opinion

1 hour ago 3 minute read Nassirov $0.02 tipped

Image Source One of the oldest CFD brokers, eToro is also the leader in copy trading. This trading technique allows you to choose a successful trader and automatically copy all of their trading positions and strategies to your own account. No need t...

Coinmarketcal: A powerful tool for crypto

1 hour ago 1 minute read MadMaxx $0.04 tipped

Ever wanted to know about those happenings in crypto without having to search "crypto news today" every time? Do you want to have the latest happenings in crypto before they happen? Coinmarketcal is the news version of coin market cap. For anyone who...

Anyone want 1000 USDT?

1 hour ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.11 tipped

I have been using KuCoin exchange for a long time as it offers the possibility to trade many cryptocurrencies, some of which are unknown but which in my opinion have a good chance of "flying high", mind you I'm not saying that I will get rich or that...

How do Blockchain Hackathons Work?

1 hour ago 3 minute read pheonixdown-dee $0.05 tipped

Blockchain hackathons are a chance for developers in the industry to network, find a team, or to merely have fun. Teams and individuals can earn prizes, such as cash rewards by event sponsors.   What is a Blockchain Hackathon? According to Major Leag...

Top Crypto Sources to check in 2020

2 hours ago 3 minute read DimitarM $0.07 tipped

The idea for this short article I took from one of the websites I will mention latter. But what I want to say is that for most people here, Publish0x probably is source number 1 for crypto news. And that by itself is great, however this is not really...