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.

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

24 Jul 2019 2 minute read Andy Savage $2.95 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...


16 Jan 2019 1 minute read CryptoBitcoinChris $2.94 tipped

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Why bitcoin won’t ‘go to zero’ overnight

4 days ago 3 minute read Incent $2.94 tipped

Network effect is powerful. If we can build that for Incent, we’re in a strong position too. One of the main objections people have to holding or using cryptocurrency is the idea that there’s nothing underpinning its value. This is a widespread view,...

I turned my bottles and cans into Bitcoin . . . and you can too!

4 Jun 2019 5 minute read Kevin Callaway $2.94 tipped

I've been recycling for a while now. I collect bottles, cans and plastic bottles - store them in my handy dandy recycle cans - bag them and take it to the local recycling center. Generally, I deposit the cash and or use it as money for buying small t...

Guide to Crypto Trading Part 1: Day Trading — How to pick a Coin

9 Aug 2019 7 minute read Mappo $2.93 tipped

Trading can be simple when you follow your basic rules In a of previous article I wrote about understanding cryptocurrencies and what to look for when investing as well as understanding buy/sell walls on exchanges. This still leaves the question, wh...

Widespread crypto adoption is really happening. Do you want to be a part of it?

3 Aug 2019 2 minute read Incent $2.93 tipped

The idea for Incent was born back in 2014. It’s been a long road, but earlier this month we started issuing crypto rewards automatically to consumers as they go about their everyday spending. In short, it’s on! The road to Incent has been five years...

Technical Analysis is Boring (and useless in many contexts)

6 Sep 2019 7 minute read Cryptolohy $2.93 tipped

Note: This is not financial advise, for educational purposes only. Do your own research (DYOR)   When I first got into the crypto space, I've noticed that a lot of YouTubers and content creators, in general, were relying heavily on technical analysis...

Which Bitcoin do you choose?

9 Aug 2019 6 minute read Mr. Sloth $2.91 tipped

This article focuses on so called "Bitcoin"cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin core. You maybe heard about Bitcoin cash or Bitcoin SV but there are a lot more. Most of them are quite unknown or already abandoned. This post is just a brief overview, not...

What is GitHub and why it matters in your crypto investments

5 days ago 5 minute read iMil $2.91 tipped

If you are into cryptocurrencies, you probably have read the following in pretty much every enthusiast group: - Did you read about PooCoin? It's the dope! you need to invest in it they have such an amazing technology!- Yeah well, their GitHub reposit...

Bitcoin - Just saying

7 Jun 2019 3 minute read AcceptFuture $2.90 tipped

I just want to point out a few facts that should not be missed if you like Bitcoin and a positive attitude. Please take all the information with ease, it is only for thought. Think long-term, think like visionaries, the greatest people in the world h...