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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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...

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 Dikenh0ff

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...

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’...

Bitcoin's Latest & My Thoughts on Global Affairs

30 Apr 2020 7 minute read 31 comments Thomas Wolf

Last night (4-29-20) Bitcoin spiked to $9,400 at around 9 PM CTZ.  Yesterday was also the second-wave of direct deposit stimulus checks - something tells me that this time people did a little investing!  I have no doubt many people made some money ba...

Battle of Privacy Coins! Comparison of Top 3 Privacy Coins XMR ZEC DASH

1 Mar 2020 4 minute read 32 comments Mnox

There still seem to be a common misconception that Bitcoin transactions are anonymous. Bitcoin transactions are not anonymous. They are pseudonymous. All transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain is stored forever and they are available to be viewed by a...

The true value of Bitcoin cannot be expressed in relation to FIAT

25 Apr 2020 4 minute read 25 comments MichDon

The simple truth is that Bitcoin will be an important pillar in the global financial system. In my opinion this is a matter of time and not whether this is going to happen. You may find this a bold statement. But if you step back and observe some mac...

2020, the Year of the Proof of Stake

21 May 2020 3 minute read 11 comments Paolo Kolla

The second largest blockchain platform in the world by market capitalization, Ethereum, has been looking to shift to Proof of Stake since 2014. Co-founder Vitalik Buterin sees PoS as key to ethereum reaching maturity. “Ethereum 1.0 is a couple of peo...

Building A Dream DeFi Portfolio

1 Mar 2020 4 minute read 21 comments crypto_moose

Still in its early days Decentralized Finance (DeFi)  has already reached 1 billion dollars in valuation in early 2020 but still “represents a tiny segment of the crypto-industry.”  The majority of DeFi is being built on the Ethereum platform to comp...