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.

A Fork in the Road: Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

27 Sep 2019 6 minute read MintDice $2.44 tipped

If you’re just starting to invest in digital currency, chances are you went ahead and bought some Bitcoin or are planning to start there. Naturally, your next step would be to check out the other top cryptocurrencies and which have the largest market...

The BTC 2020 Halving. Why can we anticipate an increase in BTC price and what could diminish the effect?

3 weeks ago 5 minute read Allen Walters $2.44 tipped

Basic introduction.Bitcoin (BTC) works through a consensus mechanism called Proof of Work (PoW). To understand what this has to do with “The halving” or “The halfening” I give a (very) short explanation of what is important to understand what is abou...

Returns of Ontology (ONT) Staking 2 —  Actual Example and FAQ

5 Jun 2019 1 minute read liquidsteel $2.42 tipped

Read to the end and get some free coins! It's been 7 months since Ontology staking started in Oct 2018, when I posted the first article here. Since then, there has been 33 staking rounds and many many payouts of ONG. How has the returns changed since...

The Sun Exchange: Make a Difference & Earn Bitcoin

3 May 2019 1 minute read connecteconomy $2.41 tipped

Do you want to do good with crypto? Here's an idea to put your profits of the next bull run to good use! The Sun Exchange This is one of my favorite projects in the crypto space. It allows you to invest in solar cells, which are installed and leased...

Beginners’ guide to crypto: how do I know my funds are secure?

3 Sep 2019 2 minute read Incent $2.41 tipped

Navigating your way around the complex world of cryptocurrency security can be harder than finding your way out of the back streets of Bognor blindfold. This article explains why you can be confident your crypto – including Incent – is safe. If you’v...

Why I Regret Buying Bitcoin at $400

24 Jul 2019 1 minute read Adamic0 $2.40 tipped

So years ago, in April 2014, I bought Bitcoin at $400. A steal, right? Should have bought more probably. I was excited by what it was envisioning itself to be.  Wrong. I regret it. Well, actually, I both regret it and am happy about it. Because I so...

Which Bitcoin do you choose?

9 Aug 2019 6 minute read Mr. Sloth $2.38 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...

One Coin to Rule Them All? -My Thoughts on Bitcoin Maximalism.

29 Aug 2019 4 minute read The Part Time Economist $2.37 tipped

Let me be the first to say that Bitcoin was and is a true ground breaker, a great coin, and deserves a lot of credit for popularizing both cryptocurrency and the concept of the blockchain. Although I am generally optimistic about Bitcoin, I have lea...

Why bitcoin won’t ‘go to zero’ overnight

18 Oct 2019 3 minute read Incent $2.36 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,...

What happened at the Bitcoin Conference 2019 San Francisco - Mamaecrypto

1 Jul 2019 2 minute read Mamaecrypto $2.36 tipped

There is truly no way to put into words all the experiences lived in this passed few days, but I will try my best to at least give you a sense of the revolution that is occurring in the world of today. By describing my trip to the Bitcoin Conference...