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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1 week ago 3 minute read DamienTargaryen $2.95 tipped

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Smart contracts on Bitcoin

15 Sep 2019 2 minute read fervi $2.94 tipped

Reading different websites or Publish0x about cryptocurrency I still see the same thing. The same chasing of XYZ cryptovalutes - be it Nano, Ethereum, Steem or EOS, which try to show Bitcoin as something outdated that doesn't change, while other cryp...

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

4 Jun 2019 5 minute read Kevin Callaway $2.93 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...

If I Were Satoshi Nakamoto

9 Sep 2019 3 minute read Cryptolohy $2.91 tipped

This article is better experienced with the following song IMO (play before reading)   Note: This article is part 1 of "0.3 Satoshi's" a mini-series of articles related to the creator of Bitcoin and the Blockchain.   I am not Satoshi Nakamoto (obvio...

Bitcoin - Just saying

7 Jun 2019 3 minute read AcceptFuture $2.89 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...

He Predicts Death of Altcoins and Hard Forks

7 Aug 2019 1 minute read Ed-california $2.88 tipped

Max Keiser is a pretty famous trader who has been showing a lot of support for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He’s made price predictions (saying that Bitcoin could go up to $300,000) and is generally upbeat about the market in interviews and discussi...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Fourteen - Down 86%

1 Mar 2019 4 minute read starthere $2.88 tipped

  The Experiment: Instead of hypothetically tracking cryptos, I made an actual $1000 investment, $100 in each of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap as of the 1st of January 2018. Think of it as a lazy man's Index Fund (no weighting or rebalan...

Can Bitcoin Be a Hedge In The Next Market Crash?

24 Jul 2019 2 minute read Adamic0 $2.88 tipped

Quite a few people don’t hold too much hope for Bitcoin as an investment profit opportunity and instead see it more as a hedge against an impending market crash. They see it as a diversification of their portfolio should the world’s economies take a...

ALTCOINS RUNNING!🔸BULLS STORMING THE OTC MARKET🔸5 NEW COMPANIES USE XRP🔸QUANTUM COMPUTERS

10 Jan 2019 1 minute read CryptoBitcoinChris $2.87 tipped

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Avoiding KYC as a Merchant - It's Not Impossible

10 Aug 2019 5 minute read viraladmin $2.85 tipped

If you are from the US and run a business that accepts bitcoin, it's getting harder and harder to avoid the IRS. These days it seems every merchant account that exists is doing some sort of KYC practice. It doesn't seem to matter which payment proce...