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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Privacy by default: MimbleWimble

2 days ago 3 minute read starke_kunst $4.11 tipped

One of the trends in the cryptocurrency industry that I keep an eye on is anonymous cryptocurrencies. I want to dedicate to this a separate series of articles and start it with the analysis of the MimbleWimble protocol and its two implementations. To...

Top 3 Cryptocurrency Marketplaces

1 day ago 4 minute read pheonixdown-dee $1.08 tipped

Before you jump into the article, Sidekick App are holding a Giveaway where you have the chance to win 1 of 5 Trezor Wallets. You can read up my article on it here, or you can go to the competition page  and take part in the giveaway to have a chance...

Are Cryptocurrencies Redefining Online Payments in the Gaming Industry?

2 days ago 5 minute read MintDice $0.52 tipped

“Gamers are probably the only ones who understand the value of virtual money more than anything else.” - Jared Psigoda, CEO of BitGuild Cryptocurrency promises to drastically change the world and it might as well start with the gaming industry. The p...

Upbit Re-Added to Our Market

2 days ago 1 minute read exclusivecoin $0.44 tipped

Our main exchange since 2014 is Bittrex, this is not a secret. During 5 years (!) on the scene we had loads of exchanges, even Cryptsy when it used to be a top one. Currently a lot of our exchanges died or exit scammed, yet Bittrex still stays alive...

How do You kill the banking industry? With a killer app of course: Celsius Wallet

2 days ago 2 minute read dzentrum $0.37 tipped

You are the owner of Your labour value and right now You are trapped with Your dollars, euros or whatevers in a financial system, where there is a negative yield on Your store of value. Negative interest soon will be introduced to private depositors,...

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Hits New All Time High #438

1 day ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.35 tipped

The Twitter account Bakkt Volume Bot is dedicated to reporting Bakkt trading volumes, and it tweeted on December 3rd that Monday’s open interest on Bakkt Bitcoin futures reached a new all time high of 6.5 million dollars VIDEO:

10 FREE Ways To Get Cryptocurrency In 2020!

3 days ago 2 minute read MoneyWiseAlpha $0.56 tipped

  The First Step Alright so you want to start earning some cryptocurrency but don’t want to spend any money, not even 1 unit of fiat currency, to do so!  If you have the time to devote, you can start earning some cryptocurrency right away, which you...

Why Cryptocurrency have value?

1 day ago 2 minute read Diskcoin $0.34 tipped

Many people know little about cryptocurrencies, and don’t know why them have value. Then, why cryptocurrency have value? Can them used for exchange as fiat? Why them get widely support within only two decades?   Lower costs No matter in which country...

IOTA Mid Term Technical Analysis | IOTA Has Formed Bullish Butterfly For 66% Bullish Move

2 days ago 1 minute read moon333 $0.31 tipped

The triangle and firm support: Since sep 2018 the 20th ranked leading cryptocurrency is moving within a descending triangle, during this period the price action is hitting second time on the support of triangle and also at the lower bands of Bollinge...

Crash Course Crypto - Help Your Family Understand Crypto This Holiday Season

3 days ago 3 minute read The Part Time Economist $2.35 tipped

During the holiday season, we have the chance to see family members whom we have not talked to in a while. Perhaps one of your family members mentioned that they have been "mining Bitcoin" or that they have been investing in cryptocurrencies. If you...