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.

David Bond on Avoiding Financial Censorship with Bitcoin, Digital Nomad Life

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 144 comments TheDesertLynx

Digital nomad and purveyor of digital products David Bond comes on the podcast to give his story on using Bitcoin to avoid financial censorship, which had affected his unique business when PayPal shut down his accounts and confiscated his money. We...

KuCoin Introduces Zero-Fees for Trading BTC and ETH

13 Oct 2022 3 minute read 30 comments KuCoin Blog

KuCoin Introduces Zero-Fees for Trading BTC and ETH As we celebrate KuCoin’s fifth anniversary, we are removing trading fees on nine popular BTC and ETH spot trading pairs. The limited-time offer of zero KuCoin fees will give our users an exciting op...

Are Bitcoin Cycles Dead?

11 Dec 2022 3 minute read 14 comments johnwege

For as long as Bitcoin cycles have been a thing, people have always gotten out of hand with their price predictions for where Bitcoin may go. Clear evidence for that was during the most recent bull cycle when a $100k price prediction for Bitcoin by a...

Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

3 Feb 2023 6 minute read 3 comments StealthEX

In every market, there are winners and those who lag behind. It can be quite overwhelming to get started when it comes to cryptocurrencies. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by Market Cap, which might help you...

Bitcoin, All I Want For Christmas

5 Dec 2022 3 minute read 15 comments johnwege

The year has flown by and it is already December, which means that Christmas is right around the corner. This is the time of the year when people are making their Christmas lists, and Santa is checking them twice. We all start thinking about what we...

How to Live on Crypto: Pay Bills

28 May 2021 1 minute read 89 comments TheDesertLynx

Hi, and welcome back for the final installment of this first run of how to live on crypto. Today I’m going to try to show you how to pay your bills using cryptocurrency. This is the most difficult part of living on crypto. If you can’t do it where y...

Will Cryptocurrency Rise Again? Predictions for the Future Growth

24 Dec 2022 5 minute read 20 comments StealthEX

In our previous article, we tried to paint an overall image of the crypto market as it is now. However, it’s still unclear what becomes of cryptocurrencies in the future. Will they soar, plummet, or tease investors along an unpredictable path for the...

This Will Ruin You in Crypto

13 Apr 2023 2 minute read 13 comments johnwege

The longer you are in the cryptocurrency market, the more trends you begin to notice. That there are 4 cycles that are roughly split evenly between bull and bear cycles. That during the bull cycles people in the market will always claim that this tim...

How Much Ethereum Do You Need?

20 Nov 2022 4 minute read 17 comments johnwege

When it comes to cryptocurrency, there is only one purpose that you need to have. To accumulate as much Bitcoin and Ethereum as you possibly can. These two coins are considered the only two real “blue-chip” assets in this market, and most of the rest...

Don’t Move, This Is a Crypto Robbery! Cryptocurrency Scams in 2022

2 Nov 2022 4 minute read 21 comments SimpleSwap

The year of 2022 has been challenging for the world of cryptocurrencies in many ways. Ups and downs, a series of astonishing bankruptcies and, of course, high-profile cases of fraud. Modern hackers are paying more and more attention to the crypto ind...