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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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Audit the Fed, On the Blockchain

7 Oct 2019 4 minute read thunderboltkid $2.26 tipped

Ron Paul has championed the "Audit the Fed" line as a first step to getting rid of this privately held mechanism controlling the US money supply for its "Unknown" shareholders. US Citizens deserve it. They pay the bills and suffer the erosion of the...

Using stock-to-flow for crypto valuation

21 Oct 2019 3 minute read Incent $2.23 tipped

German bank BayernLB recently published a report suggesting that bitcoin prices of $90,000 were possible after the May 2020 halving event, based on BTC’s Stock-to-flow ratio. Can the same model be applied to other cryptos like Incent? Cryptocurrencie...

Japan Is Fast Becoming The Gold Standard For Blockchain Adoption

2 Oct 2019 4 minute read Sal Miah $2.23 tipped

Japan is among the leading blockchain hubs in Asia, and arguably, the world. Its embrace of blockchain technology is one to be emulated by any country wishing to adopt blockchain holistically. Blockchain technology enables the unlocking of digital va...

Pump n Dump: Killing the Cryptocurrency Market

17 Oct 2019 2 minute read Blockchain Anchor $2.22 tipped

Blockchain startups are entering the space with the goal of overthrowing the king known as "Bitcoin" and taking over that coveted #1 position. In my personal opinion, I don't see why any new blockchain startup wouldn't want to set their sights on eve...

Can cryptocurrency mining ever be decentralized?

14 Sep 2019 4 minute read viraladmin $2.22 tipped

Today I want to talk about a topic I have thought long and hard about. It is something that in the world of cryptocurrency people want to ignore and they want to believe can exist, but the truth is in its purest form it cannot exist ever. As the titl...

Free Bitcoin BTC Mobile Faucet App

23 Sep 2019 2 minute read Bitcoin Aliens $2.21 tipped

Not only our first app - one of the oldest and longest-running free cryptocurrency apps on mobile!   Over the years we’ve given away literally HUNDREDS of Bitcoin through our Free Bitcoin app, as well as our other BTC-based apps. At the current excha...

Buying Bitcoin with Paypal: Harder Than It Sounds

29 Sep 2019 5 minute read MintDice $2.20 tipped

Unlike the period in which Bitcoin first emerged, it is a lot easier to buy cryptocurrency today. The major upside of this is that users do not have to break their necks searching for a way to buy their favorite coin. There are numerous ways to go ab...

What is Enjin coin -beginner's guide

7 Oct 2019 2 minute read $2.18 tipped

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Maximizing Investments: 7 Bitcoin Apps You Need On Your iPhone!

1 week ago 5 minute read Blockchain Anchor $2.18 tipped

Assuming you make a decent amount of money trading Bitcoin, you may opt to treat it more like an investment portfolio. It's a nice little thing we investors can do with digital currency without any real world money management experience or registerin...

Hybridization of Equities and Tokens

29 Aug 2019 3 minute read Cryptoonestop $2.18 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...