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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.


The Rise Of Cryptocurrency During A Financial And Banking Crisis

16 Apr 2019 1 minute read 1 comment silvergoldcrypto

The rise of cryptocurrency should not be viewed in isolation. An important series of historical events happened that brought us to today where cryptos are relevant. Roughly speaking most cryptocurrencies fall under the category of private currency, a...

We should separate money from the state

16 Apr 2019 6 minute read 0 comments trobitcoin

Translation of my article written in Slovene. The world has faced the Fourth Technological Revolution. This revolution began at the beginning of this millennium with the widespread use and adoption of the Internet as a new information medium. For the...

Hot NEW ICO!

16 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Electroneum United

BEFORE YOU READ ON, PLEASE PLAY MUSIC VIDEO AND THEN BEGIN TO READ. PLAY MUSIC FOR DURATION OF READING. WHY AM I YELLING?   Hello there. Fancy meeting you here today. Hold on. Yes, I see it in your face. You have that: "I'm ready to make 1000x gains...

Atomic Wallet

15 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments allojr

Atomic Wallet I came across it by accident, looking for a multicurrency wallet, it looks like the one made for me. Let's start from the fact that it supports 500 coins and will surely continue to grow, inside it is allowed to exchange currencies with...

ING gets Bulletproofed

15 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments TheCryptoCurator

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor iTrustCapital) * 94% of surveyed endowment funds are allocating to Crypto investments. * Bitcoin disrupts France’s massive $2.5 Trillion life insurance market. * ING Bank trials ‘Bulletproofs’ Blockchain solutions for tur...

The REAL Bitcoin Time Traveler.

14 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Electroneum United

What is going on people?! Do I have a story for you. I'm sure by now you've heard of the Bitcoin Time traveler. This guy would have us believe that he is from the future. A future where Bitcoin is boss. Ridiculous! Who does he think we are? First gra...

Bitcoin: the lightning network torch is over!

14 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Sam Hamou

Despite the intervention of Craig Wright who tries to pursue judicially the initiator of the torch (Hodlonaut), it finally reached the last runner and transmitted to its final recipient, the association Bitcoin Venezuela. This time it's done, ignorin...

Bitcoin: Sunday analysis 14/04/19 and price forecast

14 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Matteofazz

The impetuous climb seems over, as always the weekend has low volumes and therefore we have to wait for tomorrow for a movement ... We had a retracement that personally did not convince me a lot, I think we can open a small dump personally I see a p...

Update 2: Cats cryptocurrency prediction experiment!

14 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Piet246

Update to see if my cat named Dikke Streep prediction has improved or not this week. The expiment was as followed. I put 5 physical coins of cryptocurrency in front of the cat. He chose Ethereum with his paw. Updated results so far this year: 1. Lite...

Binance pointed out the differences between the cryptocurrency and the traditional markets

14 Apr 2019 1 minute read 0 comments xlubecx

Binance Research, the analytical section of the world's largest cryptobusiness, Binance, has released a report that concludes that the current cryptocurrency bear cycle has probably already found its bottom. In this report, Binance Research analyzed...