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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.

Spectrecoin dual-coin system improves privacy

1 day ago 5 minute read Mandica $2.72 tipped

Spectrecoin is a privacy crypto project with some unique features. Spectrecoin use ring-signatures like Monero for example as one of the privacy enhancing features. This provides plausible deniability through the use of decoys in transactions. Howeve...

Why You’re the Only One Who Cares About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

20 hours ago 10 minute read MarkHelfman $2.29 tipped

Cryptocurrency has an odd and insular community. It attracts anarchists, cypherpunks, libertarians, and cast-offs of all sorts and thrusts them into a world of entrepreneurs, financial professionals, and government officials. Its leaders openly mock...

Interviewing Paul Puey From Edge

2 days ago 1 minute read Scottcbusiness.eth $2.22 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...

Bitmain Unveils New Strategies At Chengdu Event

1 day ago 3 minute read MinerUpdate $2.08 tipped

This insight piece was originally posted in Subscribe here for the latest updates. Bitmain introduces new options to existing customers at an exclusive Chengdu event as competition intensifies in the Bitcoin ASIC business. Fastblock...

Are Bitcoin Casinos Legal in the USA?

2 days ago 4 minute read MintDice $1.88 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...

My interview with John McAfee is live. We speak of decentralized social media.

1 day ago 1 minute read kingscrown $1.71 tipped

 have been doing some changes on the website so it took more time than I've expected but its finally live.If you are here or follow me on you know i do those unique interviews with people, run a newsletter with unique tricks and write...

Spectrecoin - December 2019 newsletter

1 day ago 6 minute read SpectreCoin $0.99 tipped

Welcome to the December 2019 newsletter and the last one this year. Spectrecoin has made great progress in 2019 and we are still going strong despite a prolonged bear market and an overall unenthusiastic sentiment across the crypto world. Our develop...

5 Crypto Stories You Shouldn't Miss This Week

2 days ago 1 minute read Allen Taylor $0.71 tipped

You've likely heard by now that Santander issued and redeemed a $20 million bond on the Ethereum blockchain. The redemption took place just today. But are you aware of these other great crypto reads and crazy news stories of the week? On Binance, tra...

I have a new favorite memecoin. BANANO!

2 days ago 2 minute read Treeπ $0.68 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...

Bitcoin Mining in 2020 and How the Next Halving will Impact Its Profitability (Part 1)

3 days ago 3 minute read cam_elica_24 $2.96 tipped

Image Source: World Economic Forum On October 18, the 18 millionth Bitcoin was mined, which translates to around 85% of the total bitcoin supply, which is capped at 21 million only. Following the new milestone, the world’s number one cryptocurrency...