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.


What is RIF Token? (RIF) [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding RIF]

1 day ago 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $5.58 tipped

In the years that followed the launch of Bitcoin, there were several projects that aimed to do a little better than it. Or at least, these projects saw the potential of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and decided to one up it with extra featur...

Can You Spend Crypto Anywhere?

1 day ago 2 minute read Scottcbusiness.eth $3.19 tipped

I’ve been looking for a crypto card solution to be able to spend at any point of sale or at ATMs in Canada and until recently have been unable to find one. Introducing Localcoin and Bitvo. I met both companies at Futurist in Toronto and was more than...

Braiins Release Stratum v2 Specifications

1 day ago 4 minute read MinerUpdate $2.42 tipped

Braiins release the specifications for Stratum v2. The Stratum v2 specs address key security holes highlighted in Stratum v1 while also providing data efficiency benefits to miners and mining pools. Quick take; Braiins publish the specifications for...

Maximizing Investments: 7 Bitcoin Apps You Need On Your iPhone!

15 hours ago 5 minute read Blockchain Anchor $1.65 tipped

Assuming you make a decent amount of money trading Bitcoin, you may opt to treat it more like an investment portfolio. It's a nice little thing we investors can do with digital currency without any real world money management experience or registerin...

What Can You Buy with Bitcoin Today?

3 days ago 4 minute read cam_elica_24 $1.99 tipped

Bitcoin has come a long way from its first real-world purchase back in May 2010 when Laszlo Hanyecz paid a fellow early adopter 10,000 bitcoin to order him two Papa John's pizzas. At the time of the offer, that amount was more or less a fair-value ex...

Bitcoin ATM's are now reaching 6,000 worldwide. Check this out why?

1 day ago 1 minute read Crypto Beeporter! $0.52 tipped

Bitcoin ATMs got a record of a new milestone for exceeding 6,000 installed around the world. As stated on CoinATMRadar, there are currently 6004 ATM machines installed and over 65% are mostly in the United States. In addition, data shows an average o...

GateHub Attacked: 1.4 Million Accounts Data Dumped On Public Hacking Forum

1 day ago 1 minute read Blockchain Anchor $0.50 tipped

When the hashed passwords, email address and encrypted ledger wallet secret keys of 18,473 user accounts were exposed back in June by hackers, GateHub lost nearly $10 million dollars but this latest attack by hackers will prove to be the most disastr...

GateHub Attacked: What You Need To Know?

1 day ago 1 minute read Blockchain Anchor $0.42 tipped

When the hashed passwords, email address and encrypted ledger wallet secret keys of 18,473 user accounts were exposed back in June by hackers, GateHub lost nearly $10 million dollars but this latest attack by hackers will prove to be the most disastr...

Molly Maguires of the Blockchain: Mining in the Digital Age

1 day ago 1 minute read Cryptobellum $0.38 tipped

Editor's note: This article was first published on Cryptobellum last year. It's published below in its entirety. Since it was originally published, Electroneum implemented infrastructure changes, including selecting NGOs to run the network and introd...

Bitcointalk Art Contest - Second Entry - BTC Nodes

20 hours ago 1 minute read Mamaecrypto $0.36 tipped

And the Bitcointalk.org Art contest is coming to its end tomorrow November 22nd 2019. I had to rush to finish this piece. Hope you enjoy! The Art contest certainly inspired me to get creative again.  Title: Bitcointalk 10 years BTC nodespen on paperV...