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 Will Likely Go To 0-$500, Says Venture Capitalist

12 Aug 2019 1 minute read yourmitchy $3.28 tipped

This is a casual post I decided to write after coming across a very interesting Tweet from a couple of months ago in which a venture capitalist believes that Bitcoin will eventually head toward $0- $500. I am still quite surprised that there are “Dr....

Guide to Crypto Trading Part 2: Day Trading — The Great Buy Wall

12 Aug 2019 6 minute read Mappo $3.26 tipped

If you have been involved in trading either stock, fiat currencies or crypto currencies then you may have come across the term ‘buy wall’ or ‘sell wall’. Throwing it in a sentence certainly helps to make you look smart, but what does it actually mea...

How did i make $1,000,000 with Crypto and how am i broke again :)

7 Feb 2019 3 minute read SniperMax $3.25 tipped

Hello all   In this post ill describe my crypto - journey from 2013 when i had my first Bitcoin till today 2019.   Highlights: - why do i love shitcoins - how did i turned $1 into 1 BTC - what did i spend million on :)   First of all hello to everybo...

Tron gains traction while the rest of the market generates losses.

5 Jun 2019 2 minute read daniejjimenez $3.25 tipped

The market of cryptocurrencies is fulfilling the predicted a couple of days ago, a strong corrective moment has pushed the ecosystem to levels of average losses between two and four percent for the top ten of the ecosystem. The MarketCap has begun to...

Bitcoin Heading Lower As Expected But Where Can We Rebound?

13 Aug 2019 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $3.25 tipped

Bitcoin has continued to roll over and head south today after dropping by a total of around 4.5% to break beneath the $11,000 level and reach $10,900 - where it is currently trading. This latest price fall has now brought the total 7-day price drop u...

Lifetime Trading Analysis of HYDRO

4 Feb 2019 3 minute read Mayor $3.24 tipped

2018 was a year many involved in the crypto asset space would like to forget. After the great bull run of 2017, crypto asset prices could not maintain its upward trajectory and had a major correction. Prices for most crypto assets fell anywhere betwe...

I Have To Admit It, I Really, (Really) Like the Stellar Lumens Vision and Projects

19 Sep 2019 2 minute read Cryptolohy $3.23 tipped

Not everything on this life is about money, just like having a pet dog that you might like because of a specific funny trait even though it barks violently at strangers and is a health hazard, sometimes you just have to go with the flow, in my case,...

Fantom (FTM) Staking Proposal - A Familiar Model Like Ontology (ONT) Staking?

2 Mar 2019 4 minute read liquidsteel $3.17 tipped

In Jan and Feb 2019, Fantom Foundation released 2 articles about their proposed staking model, Fantom Improvement Proposal (FIP) #1 and #2. The FIPs give a sneak peek at the FTM staking model and go into surprising detail. I have been staking Ontolog...

Privacy Vs Control Freaks - What's Wrong With KYC? (Know Your Customer).

24 Jul 2019 2 minute read Andy Savage $3.14 tipped

(KYC Part 1) Why KYC Is Dangerous The audio is a bit glitchy at the beginning.... Back in the Dark Ages (and still now with the banking system) it made sense to have a customer prove their identity when making or receiving a money transfer. The syst...

Where are BTC, ETH and XRP Prices Headed This Week?

16 Sep 2019 5 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $3.13 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets have started the week off on the bearish footing as the total market cap of the entire industry drops by a total of $4 billion today, to reach the current level of $263 billion.  As Bitcoin falls, bringing down the entire...