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.

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Writing your own Bitcoin miner in Kotlin

12 Apr 2020 9 minute read 36 comments Alexandru-Balan

Before word... I have to say from the beginning that at the end of this tutorial you won't be able to mine Bitcoin, since you need much more than a piece of software to do that. You need dedicated hardware, probably you need to join a mining pool, et...

Bitcoin Halving happening in less than 1000 blocks! We will ask experts what will happen...

6 May 2020 1 minute read 10 comments CoinGecko

We at CoinGecko.com have been tracking and eagerly waiting the Bitcoin Halving event. As you may know, a halving event is when the emission rate of a Proof of work coin gets reduced by 50%. In the case of bitcoin, this is to ease the bitcoin network...

25 Cryptocurrency terms or words YOU NEED TO KNOW, right NOW!

18 Feb 2020 6 minute read 35 comments circuitops

Are you struggling to keep up with crypto enthusiast and crypto evangelist making fuzz with slang words such as "HE's a WHALE" or "BAT is breaking-out this month with 3% increase! TO THE MOON" on Reddit, publish0x, crypto communities, and crypto mark...

Investing your Bitcoin on Ethereum

16 Apr 2020 6 minute read 24 comments fblauer

Introduction This article talks about how to invest your bitcoin while you are waiting for it to increase in value, which may take months-years. If you leave it on the Bitcoin chain it will not earn any income in the meantime. However, there are vari...

Here Are The Steps I Took To Create A Brand New Token And Mint My Own Cryptocurrency

19 Feb 2020 4 minute read 51 comments Smoljanovic

Here Are The Steps I Took To Create A Brand New Token And Mint My Own Cryptocurrency   So Many Cryptocurrencies The main reason there are so many cryptocurrencies is to leverage blockchain technology in all the areas that can benefit including but no...

Why Should I Invest In Crypto? - Explained With Memes

28 Apr 2020 2 minute read 33 comments Zenthereum

A question like this is complex, and I think it is always easier to be answered with a picture instead. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I picked the most intriguing and funny memes around the internet to answer, while covering...

How I Turned $100 To $1500 And Lost It All In Under 48 Hours Trading Bitcoin And Altcoins

21 Feb 2020 5 minute read 37 comments Nek1d

Hey folks, since I don't want to flood you with cryptocurrency news which, though important, are not always interesting, I've decided to do another section. Here, in this particular blog, I'll be publishing some of my interesting moments as a full-b...

How to Trade Fiat for Crypto, Crypto for Crypto, and Back Into Fiat

27 Jun 2020 12 minute read 24 comments BlockchainAuthor

Master these basics to easily navigate blockchain’s trading jungle! Once you hold bitcoin or ethereum in a digital wallet, trading for other cryptocurrencies is a cakewalk. But how do you get ahold of those (sometimes) elusive currencies in the first...

BAT breaks Rank past 7 Days: Goes it's own way?

26 Jun 2020 2 minute read 23 comments thunderboltkid

Looks like investors are finally waking up to the fact BAT & Brave Co. have a different gig. Brave's Permissioned Advertising Market Place offer enables Ad Buyers/Placers to buy Ads in #BAT and, using the Brave Ad Network these Ads get sent to the Br...

The Best Way to Talk to Normal People About Cryptocurrency

16 May 2020 5 minute read 16 comments MarkHelfman

Recently, I published Stop Arguing With People. Show Them How Cryptocurrency is Useful and Education Will Not Get People to Use Bitcoin—Here’s Why.” Contradiction? No. Most people don’t like to learn or argue, but they like useful things. Maybe that’...