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.

What are Bitcoin ETFs and Why are They Controversial?

15 Jan 2019 2 minute read Mina Down $2.57 tipped

Less than a year ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision to approve a Bitcoin-based ETF. In a few days, it will decide on another proposed Bitcoin ETF. This article briefly explains what an ETF is, different types of...

Bitcoin Forks Explained

3 weeks ago 5 minute read MintDice $2.56 tipped

Recently, the Bitcoin Cash Fork and its accompanying mining war have been making the headlines. In fact, whenever there is a fork of any cryptocurrency, it generates a decent amount of buzz and even fear.Understanding Bitcoin forks, including how and...

BTC - LTC - ETH 2019 Performance (statistical analysis) Part 1

1 day ago 2 minute read CryptoAddict $2.56 tipped

Bitcoin - Litecoin - Ethereum 2019 Performance Analysis   IntroductionThe sentiment about cryptocurrency has changed drastically since BTC retraced from over 12.000 USD to now just over 8000 USD. In this article we will look at the correlation betwee...

Lightning Network - What does this technology change?

5 days ago 1 minute read fervi $2.55 tipped

Before I go to the social platforms on Bitcoin, I have to discuss Lightning, because they often use this platform. I won't describe how the technology works (unless you want to) and what changes the life of the average Bitcoin user. Fast payment meth...

Hybridization of Equities and Tokens

29 Aug 2019 3 minute read Cryptoonestop $2.55 tipped

“We’re witnessing the creative destruction of financial services, rearranging itself around the consumer.” -Arvind Sankaran   Code is consuming everything in our lives. First, code ate information, today code is eating finance. As a result, we will...

What is Enjin coin -beginner's guide

1 week ago 2 minute read $2.55 tipped

What is  Enjin coin Enjin coin is Ethereum based cryptocurrency token created for the virtual goods and with smart contract capabilities where the Enjin ecosystem consists of blockchain developer SDKs, Enjin wallet, and Enjin block explorer, market p...

Top 10 Active Ways to Make Money With Cryptocurrency

1 week ago 9 minute read MoneyWiseAlpha $2.54 tipped

Scam Alert! Now, this is critically important! Many scams are in the cryptocurrency industry! A great site to use to check if a cryptocurrency-related website might potentially be a scam is, which has already vetted many w...

Over $3M Daily in Crypto Crosses Russia-China Border And It's Not Bitcoin

2 Aug 2019 1 minute read Ed-california $2.54 tipped

Business is booming for the OTC (over-the-counter) traders in Russia, according to an anonymous OTC trader in Moscow as reported by CoinDesk. The anonymous trader who was branded the name “Oleg” has stated that business is great for them due to the c...

'Satoshi Nakamoto Dead ' BitMEX CEO

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Richard M Adrian $2.54 tipped

Identity of Bitcoin Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto   A decade since inception and the popularity of bitcoin is still on the rise. Yet the creator of the peer to peer payment system has remained a mystery to date. However, according to the Chief Executive...

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

7 Feb 2019 3 minute read SniperMax $2.53 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...