Bitcoin (BTC) News, Price Predictions and Opinions

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.

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Why Stellar Lumens Turning More Bullish Than Bitcoin | Is XLM A Good Investment Than BTC?

12 May 2020 3 minute read 8 comments moon333

Hi friend hope you are well today we will try to understand by the Stellar is turning more bullish than Bitcoin as the XLM has recovered more than BTC. If we take a look at the daily chart of XLM then it can be easily observed that after the drop fro...

Stellar Lumens: Currently Worthless, but a Hidden Gem?

21 Mar 2020 2 minute read 22 comments Thomas Wolf

For a while now I've been considering the fact that Proof of Work (POW) currencies that are hardware intensive such as Bitcoin would one day be rendered obsolete by currencies that operate under similar principles but use far less system resources, a...

Are We Still Pretending the Crypto World Is Decentralized?

1 Apr 2020 4 minute read 14 comments TheDesertLynx

Binance bought CoinMarketCap. It's enough of a headline on its own, yet it represents the latest piece of an increasingly worrying puzzle: just how much influence does founder Changpeng "CZ" Zhao have over the ostensibly-decentralized cryptocurrency...

Ethereum 2.0 test network ready to launch

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 7 comments World Crypto

The developers of Ethereum 2.0 agreed to postpone the launch of the test network version 0.12 on Monday, so that all engineers were in place at the time of the launch of primary block. The test run of the Ethereum 2.0 network, Altona, is scheduled f...

Unexpected result of the analysis of BTC trading volumes: are you ready for a 10-month bearish period?

13 May 2020 1 minute read 11 comments World Crypto

Today, when the halving in the BTC network is successfully completed, many market participants are preparing to continue the upward trend of BTC. However, the volume profile of the last rally provides an unexpected negative signal, according to which...

The unstoppable rise of Stablecoins

28 May 2020 5 minute read 7 comments Paolo Kolla

The cryptocurrency space has seen a huge expansion of stablecoins in the past year. Almost 60 different projects are currently live and many more are being created. This week, the value of assets for all stablecoins surpassed $10 billion for the firs...

Physical Bitcoins

7 Jul 2020 3 minute read 10 comments Zenthereum

While Bitcoin is famous for being an intangible asset, this isn't exactly true. A little after the inception of Bitcoin the first physical wallets appeared in the form of paper. A few years later first Bitcoins in metallic form appeared. Physical Bit...

Most profitable cryptocurrencies to mine in 2020

30 Mar 2020 10 minute read 7 comments Changelly

Is cryptocurrency mining profitable now? Both yes and no. It depends on what and how you mine plus your electricity bills may vary depending on where your rigs or farms are located. Bitcoin (BTC) is not the most profitable mining coin anymore: mining...

MinerMovements #5

10 Feb 2020 4 minute read 3 comments MinerUpdate

This MinerMovements release was originally sent to subscribers of the MinerUpdate newsletter. You can subscribe here. Coronavirus Catalyzes Global Turmoil We faced some issues with our website last week which resulted in our content being inaccessibl...

Justin Sun, Charlie Lee and Warren Buffet dinner finally happened

6 Feb 2020 2 minute read 11 comments Mamaecrypto

In 2019 Justin Sun, the Chinese cryptocurrency enthusiast and CEO of TRON and BitTorrent won a dinner with Warren Buffet in a yearly auction. The much anticipated dinner did not come fast but finally happened and was announced by Justin Sun today, Fe...