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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Your Guide to Crypto Wallet Best Practices in 2020

2 weeks ago 8 minute read cam_elica_24

  On January 19th, Twitter was awash with the news that popular bitcoin critic, Peter Schiff had lost access to his bitcoin wallet due to a decryption error and swiftly blamed his “losses” on the blockchain. Peter Schiff lamenting the loss of his ac...

Brave Brendan Eich Browser Overturns Advertising with Basic Attention Tokens Digitally

4 days ago 4 minute read Smoljanović

Brave Brendan Eich Browser Digitally Overturns Ads with Basic Attention Tokens The Advent Of Digital Advertising Advertising has entered the digital age with the advent of the Brave Browser thanks to the controversial Brendan Eich who paved the way...

Ignore what they say, but watch what they do: Bitcoin goes from "based on thin air" to a threat in just 7 months

4 days ago 3 minute read mduchow

The last two months have shown a major shift in tone when it comes to the digital currency space. It wasn't too long ago, just back in July, when stock traders had declared Donald Trump as the killer of Bitcoin after he moronically tweeted out claimi...

Binance is the King of The Hill. And that's Bad for Decentralization.

1 week ago 3 minute read SkinnerCrypto

This one might take a different tone than some of my other posts. It's crazy how sometimes, you don't recognize something until you're being beaten over the head with it rolled up in a newspaper. Like a bad boy. But this is my opinion and I'll stick...

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

21 hours ago 6 minute read 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...

Are You Ready for the Run

3 days ago 2 minute read Dpl

Bear The past 3 years has been an emotional roller coaster that brought us from a high never seen before to a low no one wanted to believe. Some pessimists was convinced it was the end of Bitcoin and others predicted we would fall back to $1,000. We...

Things Google did to F*ck Bitcoin

2 weeks ago 6 minute read circuitops

"Google is just GOOGLE". A multinational technology company (a wholly-owned sub diary of Alphabet) who provides internet-related technology services and products that include google search, Gmail, google docs, YouTube, google cloud and many more proj...

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining virus: how to detect it and protect yourself?

1 week ago 5 minute read Changelly

According to Kaspersky Lab, the number of computers and mobile gadgets contaminated with crypto viruses increased by 44.5% in 2018. Hackers no longer extort money with the help of cryptographic viruses – they simply incept a crypto virus on your PC w...

2020: The Year Wall Street Takes Over Cryptocurrency

1 week ago 6 minute read MarkHelfman

Fresh off the German government’s decision to let banks store and sell cryptocurrency, Deutsche Bank predicted cryptocurrency will go mainsteam by 2022 and eventually replace cash. A cynic might call out DB for hyping crypto only now, when they final...

How Does the 2020 Bitcoin Price Increase Impact Miners?

6 days ago 3 minute read MinerUpdate

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. Bitcoin miners may be entering unique territory as profit margins increase while cost of production remains relatively...