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.

In this tag, read Bitcoin (BTC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.


Is This a Satoshi Nakamoto Post From 1999?

22 Apr 2020 1 minute read 9 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Several reports are emerging about a particular post in a Cypherpunks’ mailing list from 1999 - which some seem to think could have been written by Satoshi Nakamoto.  The post saw members discuss the concept of “e-cash.” Specifically, one anonymous m...

Eighteen Days Until The Third Halving. What's Ahead for BTC, and What History Taught Us?

23 Apr 2020 4 minute read 8 comments acesontop

I can't even remember when my last post on Bitcoin was, and I admit right from the beginning not being a technical guy or an expert of any sort for BTC, but I am opinionated and I feel like talking a bit about Bitcoin's halving now, and how I see its...

PayPal Adds Bitcoin: What You Might Have Missed

21 Oct 2020 1 minute read 6 comments TheDesertLynx

PayPal has added support for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for buying, holding, selling, and for its significant merchant network. But is this purely a good thing? Does this mean that crypto is now mainstream money? What does PayPal's announcem...

It’s Official: Facebook’s Libra is Boring

6 Jun 2020 3 minute read 19 comments MarkHelfman

In April 2020, Facebook updated its Libra white paper. More specifically, it totally revamped its plans for the Libra cryptocurrency. Did you, like me, expect mainstream coverage of this event? Did you sit on this article for almost two months hoping...

How To Become A Software Developer in the Blockchain Industry in 2020

26 Sep 2020 3 minute read 3 comments MarkHelfman

Recently, I talked to Artur Meyster at Career Karma about jobs in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. He put together a post you might enjoy, which I’m publishing his behalf. Read below for some “food for thought” and useful links. Looking t...

Why Ethereum Will Succeed

21 Apr 2020 3 minute read 19 comments CryptoOwen

I first heard of Ethereum sometime in 2017, after finding out about Bitcoin. One doesn't find out about another cryptocurrency before Bitcoin typically and such was the case for me. After discovering that I could cash out via different cryptocurrenci...

Why Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Need to Compete With Government Money

7 Aug 2020 5 minute read 11 comments MarkHelfman

As the global financial crisis accelerates, cryptocurrency has returned to mainstream public discourse. You know bitcoin has reached some level of legitimacy when Bloomberg Radio quotes its price. Now that people are talking about central bank digita...

Cryptocurrency Money Sovereignty: By the People for the People

23 Aug 2020 7 minute read 7 comments thunderboltkid

The State having complete control over monetary policy or  Separating the State from Money (print as much as they want and, give it to who ever they want, to effect some end) TK Tip: please read my earlier posts on Network shaping in the links below...

Staking - centralization risk

8 Mar 2020 1 minute read 12 comments Tradelize

This week, the news about Steemit drew particular attention. Let's look at what's happening from the other side. This whole situation is indirectly reminiscent of how the board of directors fired Steve Jobs. At the meeting, they voted against the com...

Another Economic Market Dump Incoming - How Bitcoin Will React?

27 Mar 2020 8 minute read 10 comments CryptoChartWizard91

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, amateur investors are wondering when is the best time to invest in the stock market again. The major indexes such as the S&P 500, an index that tracks the top 500 US companies, and the Dow Jones Industrial Avera...