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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ETC-ETH reunion under ETH2.0 beacon chain is possible says Vitalik Buterin

4 days ago 1 minute read $0.13 tipped

Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin says that the merger of Ethereum Classics (ETC) into the Ethereum 2.0 shard is technically possible. According to him, the reunion of Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classics (ETC) under the Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain...

Turkish City is Advancing in Blockchain Technology and Launched Crypto Project for Public

4 days ago 1 minute read $0.01 tipped

Konya, the city of Turkey, is known for its cultural and historical significance. Besides its historical importance, the establishment of the Konya Science Centre has also opened the doors for innovative technology such as blockchain. The team of the...

Fairy Tale Tuesday: Jack And The Beanstalk

4 days ago 11 minute read Nifty Buckles Folklore Fun $0.09 tipped

Everyone loves a great fairy tale especially if it includes a trickster such as Jack, a Giant and magical beans. Jack And The Beanstalk is a childhood favourite of mine. I remember as a wee girl when I first heard this tale read to me, my eyes were b...

Why do you want Bitcoin?

4 days ago 3 minute read SamBTC $0.11 tipped

If you have been tracking Bitcoin movements for the last couple of months you would have noticed that every time it tries a bullish run it suddenly stops and starts correcting. When people think it is going to fall to all time lows it suddenly stops...

31 Crypto Assets that Can Be Staked To Earn "Dividends" (List)

4 days ago 1 minute read G4G Crypto Training $0.13 tipped

I think this list might be helpful for some of you...   I have been doing a lot of research for my own personal crypto investments and found a lot of scattered information about staking.  It was kind of a pain to find what coins are able to be staked...

BITDORADO by Transcendence is around the corner

4 days ago 2 minute read Teloscoin $0.02 tipped

“A cryptocurrency exchange is a business that gives an opportunity to interested sides to trade cryptocurrencies or digital currencies for other assets, such as conventional fiat money or other digital currencies. A cryptocurrency exchange can be a m...

Satoshi meets McAfee, a short crypto-based random novel

4 days ago 1 minute read almontubo $0.02 tipped

Two Violent Uncles Laughing to the Beat A Short Storyby almontubo   Satoshi Nakamoto had always loved creepy China with its homely, huge Hard forks. It was a place where he felt unstable. He was a smart, rude, wine drinker with solid fingers and mois...


4 days ago 1 minute read Otek $0.21 tipped

Hello guys, second edition of GUESS WHAT WIN BAT game finished: We was try to guess what was a Bitcoin Close price at the end of 20.01.2020 on CoinMarketCap. Clo...

Bitcoin Fund Now Allows 300k Australians to Invest #472

4 days ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.04 tipped

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has granted approval for Raiz to offer its Bitcoin investment retail fund.  Raiz can now go ahead with its planned launch of the product before the end of the Q2 of 2020. YOUTUBE:

Institutional Adoption News: Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Becomes SEC Reporting Company

4 days ago 1 minute read zogintl $0.21 tipped

Today the Digital asset space has taken another step in its legitimacy among institutional investors. OVERVIEW:  Grayscale Investments , the world’s largest digital currency asset manager and sponsor of Grayscale® Bitcoin Trust* (OTCQX: GBTC) (the “...