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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Is Bitcoin a Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Design Rationale.

3 days ago 24 minute read CryptoBoomer $7.15 tipped

Bitcoin is the primeval blockchain prototype embodying the core concept that developed into a whole new paradigm in distributed systems design (pulling it from the relative obscurity of a fringe field in computer science to the forefront and focus of...

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum vs. Litecoin

5 days ago 37 minute read MintDice $4.41 tipped

While cryptocurrency has only recently become a popular term in finance, it has been around for a long time. Before names like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin even existed, there were attempts to create a decentralized currency. David Chaum, a respec...

Do crypto banks already exist?

5 days ago 3 minute read Mamaecrypto $3.72 tipped

This week, I just started to notice some crypto companies resembling banks. While most of the crypto community prefers to "take control of their money" and "hold their own key" it is fair to say that a large percentage of holders or better, hodlers a...

Blockchain For Food Chain and Supply

14 minutes ago 2 minute read CryptoArgha $0.01 tipped

Blockchain technology is becoming a popular tech in modern world now   In most cases we can see its apperance and using this technology for food chain supply is one of them   Blockchain is actually giving postive result in the food chain tracking and...

BTC - LTC - ETH 2019 Performance (statistical analysis) Part 1

1 hour ago 2 minute read CryptoAddict $2.23 tipped

Bitcoin - Litecoin - Ethereum 2019 Performance Analysis   IntroductionThe sentiment about cryptocurrency has changed drastically since BTC retraced from over 12.000 USD to now just over 8000 USD. In this article we will look at the correlation betwee...

Bitcoin can be terminated at any time!

2 hours ago 1 minute read Yasin $0.06 tipped

According to Joe Weisenthal, a senior editor at Bloomberg Digital, regulators and governments can "close" the leading crypto currency Bitcoin (BTC) at any time. The well-known name has warned many institutions about launching Bitcoin-based investment...

How To Trade Crypto Without Paying Exchange Fees

4 hours ago 1 minute read Corlynne $0.17 tipped

Disruptive project — Element Zero (EZ) SmartSwap will allow anyone to exchange crypto for crypto, without the hassle, risk, or expense of using an exchange. Most exchanges charge trading fees based on a “maker-taker” model, under which “takers” place...

Grayscale Shows Its Strongest Demand For Crypto Products #404

5 hours ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.07 tipped

Grayscale Investments’ Third quarter report highlighted that inflows have tripled quarter over quarter, from around 84 million dollars to around 254 million dollars, despite recent declines in digital asset market prices. This marks the strongest dem...

bitcoin is near a death cross and have a silence accumulation!

6 hours ago 2 minute read zulonga $0.59 tipped

Introduction Bitcoin presents a graph that is quite different from those seen in traditional markets - such as the stock market - its volatility and unpredictability is frighteningly higher for several reasons. At the moment it shows a long period of...

WaykiChain İstanbul meeting.

7 hours ago 2 minute read Kripto Murat $0.03 tipped

Welcome to the WaykiChain Istanbul meeting group! Please fill in the form below, required for the meeting. Name of Telegram: username starting with@. If you don't want a Token, you can write to the WICC address you don't want. The WICC address will...


9 hours ago 1 minute read bitgold555 $0.04 tipped

When I first heard about bitcoin,I thought it was impossible.How you can have a purely digital currency?........and then I looked into it and it was brilliant.(Jeff Garzik-Founder of Dunvegan Space Systems) As financial systems ovolve in our world,so...

Libra as an Alternative Money of the Future

12 hours ago 3 minute read Thomas Glare $0.18 tipped

Digital money is still in demand and now it’s high time to learn what is known about Facebook cryptocurrency and whether it is good. Will Libra substitute usual bank transfers?   The fashion for blockchain and cryptocurrencies has somewhat calmed dow...

Monthly analysis Bitcoin. Price collapsed, why?

13 hours ago 1 minute read BitMarian $0.34 tipped

There are those who say that cryptocurrencies (especially bitcoin) are financial bubbles and that the price can go from 0 to 100.000,00 €... well they don't have all the wrong. In the last month, bitcoin has been increased from the value of 10.258.00...