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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Read This Before You Send Bitcoin!

10 May 2019 2 minute read 1 comment Electroneum United

Last night I had to send some Bitcoin to an exchange. It's the same thing every time... Copy address.Check first and last for digits.Paste address.Check first and last for digits again. Click review.Click to go back and check address again.Click revi...

Particl — Altcoin Appreciation Month

9 May 2019 7 minute read 0 comments Mike Bateman

Originally Posted April 11th 2018 Particl Were going to be continuing our series today with another midcap token Particl. This token was suggested to me in the comments of one of my previous articles and I hadn’t heard of the project before. Naturall...

IOSToken — Altcoin Appreciation Month

9 May 2019 6 minute read 0 comments Mike Bateman

Originally posted April 9th 2018 IOSToken Internet of Services Token (IOST) has been setting the crypto world on fire lately with numerous announcement and a recent uptrend that wont seem to quit in this bear market. Today were going to be examine th...

Metal Altcoin Appreciation Month

9 May 2019 5 minute read 1 comment Mike Bateman

Originally posted April 5th 2018 Metal (MTL) Today continues our appreciation of alt coins both high and low cap (mostly low cap) with the 4th article of altcoin appreciation month. As stated in yesterday’s article, were looking at Metal, another one...

Binance announces a new way of trading...

9 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments qsyal

Binance CEO "Changpeng Zhao" has confirmed information that the stock exchange will soon start margin trading.   "Yes, we are working on a margin trading system that will be launched soon. First, for many of our key customers, senior traders, who wi...

Zuckbucks Coming Soon

9 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments TheCryptoCurator

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor ELLIPAL) * Facebook rolls back ban on Cryptocurrency ads as it ramps up its own Blockchain efforts; possibly announce Zuckbucks Q3. * JPMorgan has quietly rebooted the Blockchain Tech behind its JPM Coin. * Over 50 banks...

Veil; Privacy Is The Natural Right Of All Of Us (Part One)

9 May 2019 6 minute read 0 comments ipek

Hello Everyone! Since the day we met blockchain technology, we have all started to feel different excitements for the future. For me, meeting blockchain technology was like starting to live in the future. Because I know that blockchain technology is...

✴️ THE INTERNET OF MONEY BY ANDREAS M. ANTONOPOULOS! STACKIN BOOK OF THE DAY! 📚

9 May 2019 1 minute read 5 comments charlesfuchs

HEY STACKERS! For many years I followed Andreas Antonopoulos and always listened to his "Ideologies" on Bitcoin since 2011.  I remember just calling him the "Bitcoin Dude" because his last name was too hard to pronounce. 🤣 Andreas came out with a boo...

****MIB TOKEN SWAP NOW IN PROCESS****

9 May 2019 7 minute read 0 comments MIBCoin_USA_Cryptocurrency

****MIB TOKEN SWAP NOW IN PROCESS**** ![](https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://d1vof77qrk4l5q.cloudfront.net/img/6311aa3c266bf26aa89b4575ca6af53337f5825a.png) Meanwhile the MIBCoin Token Swap has completed. As of May 8, 2019 the swap will make the...

Do Not Defy King Chang Peng Zhao!

8 May 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Electroneum United

Part One   The year is 2055: I am in hiding. A few years ago Bitcoin became a world currency. Over the years Binance became huge. It was almost considered wrong to use any other exchange. It turns out that Chang Peng Zhao(CZ Binance) was Satoshi Naka...