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.


Bitcoin Has Become a Safe Haven Asset?

7 Mar 2022 4 minute read 5 comments johnwege

That title alone, probably gave you some type of reaction, either nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disagreement.  And who could blame you?  That is a bold statement to make, especially because bitcoin has fallen from it's all-time high pr...

The Philosophy of Cryptocurrencies: Solving the 'Money Problem'

12 Jan 2022 4 minute read 6 comments Zacharias

  12 January 2022: As numerous other philosophers, scholars, economists, & academics have noted, the ongoing debate surrounding the shortcomings of money have lasted for hundreds of years. Defining the term has proven problematic  as has defining its...

The first 100 days - Hot summer with Crypto.com

11 Oct 2021 2 minute read 19 comments PVMihalache

At the end of August I completed my first 100 days of Crypto.com usage. Was a good journey and you will never think that 1% is something that can help you earn until your realize how much you spend in a month.  One Month with Crypto.com - Opportuniti...

My Simple Goal That Helps Me to Accumulate Bitcoin

12 Jul 2021 5 minute read 6 comments johnwege

The name of the game is to accumulate as much bitcoin as you possibly can.  Not only is it a better way to save your wealth; into something that isn't depreciating.  But it is also appreciating at an average rate of at least 200% per year.  If bitcoi...

I Read the Shiba Inu "Woof" Paper. Here's what I Discovered.

14 Sep 2021 4 minute read 14 comments SkinnerCrypto

So, here we go. I was thinking about DOGE the other day and I realized something. There are a lot of shitcoins out there. I never really like using that term because honestly, I enjoy reading into the tech of many different coins, even if they are lo...

Bitcoin's Golden Cross is Coming and it Doesn't Matter

12 Sep 2021 1 minute read 7 comments MarkHelfman

Within days, bitcoin’s trading chart will print a golden cross. It may have already happened by the time you read this article. What’s a golden cross? A golden cross happens when bitcoin’s 50-day moving average goes above its 200-day moving average o...

What Should Bitcoiner's Do Now?

25 Apr 2022 5 minute read 11 comments johnwege

I am about as bullish as a person can possibly be about bitcoin's future, but that doesn't mean there won't be speed bumps and rough patches before we can reach that moon landing target of ours.  We have to be honest and admit that bitcoin isn't in t...

Luna going to the moon, Tether down in a spoon, with a splash of Bitcoin hash (weekly crypto updates)

10 Oct 2021 7 minute read 15 comments Heruvim78

This week news are contradictory, but we can use them to make some profit, if we are careful enough. San Salvador seems to be ok at the moment, with the prospect for Bitcoin to increase even more than the actual 55K in the next few months. The Tether...

Want Bitcoin to Succeed? F&ck the Institutions

3 Dec 2021 3 minute read 11 comments MarkHelfman

I still hear people talk about the “wall of institutional money” about to rush into crypto. As if the $70-110 billion already reported isn’t enough. Yes, institutional investors continue to buy, HODL, and accumulate, just not with the same pace and u...

How To Get Bitcoin SmartRewards From CoinSmart 🤓

26 Aug 2021 2 minute read 9 comments Cryptonator`s

Do you like earning free crypto on Coinbase Earn or CoinMarketCap Learn & Earn? Well, in this case, I am sure that you will LOVE the SmartRewards from CoinSmart.   About Coinsmart Coinsmart is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Toronto, Canada. It wa...