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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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...

Bitcoin Will Hit $350,000. Here's When and How It Will Happen.

25 Aug 2020 10 minute read 24 comments MarkHelfman

People love predicting bitcoin’s price. For example: Stock-to-Flow model predicts $288k by 2024. Equation of Exchange model predicts $398k by 2030. John McAfee predicts $1 million by the end of 2020. Four-Year Cycle predicts $200k by the end...

Crypto debit cards: an overview and comparison of existing options

3 Oct 2020 7 minute read 31 comments piliz

You might have heard of the MCO Visa card, or the Uphold card, but these are not the only options available if you want to seamlessly spend your crypto coins when you go shopping. I have gathered a list of the main cards that allow you to do so, thei...

Bull Market Price Predictions!

27 Oct 2020 5 minute read 21 comments johnwege

If you are anything like me, that means that you love speculating about where the prices of cryptocurrency could possibly go during the next bull run.  I will be honest with you that this is something I think about on a daily basis.  It helps to guid...

Cryptowriter: Talking Crypto with My Mother, The Accountant

31 Oct 2020 6 minute read 22 comments Thomas Wolf

I thought it would be amusing and informational to document a conversation with my mother, who has a long history in governmental accounting on the topic of cryptocurrencies.  It was a reasonably laughable discussion that also brought up some valid p...

Google OFFICIALLY enters the Crypto world

19 Oct 2020 4 minute read 24 comments Roberto D.

According to a recent news report, Google Cloud has submitted its application to join the EOS community and become a member of the Block.one network. On 6 October, Blockchain.News announced that Google Cloud is preparing to officially become part of...

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 Smoljanović

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...

How Much Ethereum Should You Own!?

1 Oct 2020 3 minute read 7 comments johnwege

Ethereum; the second largest cryptocurrency in-terms of market cap, and perhaps the largest in-terms of use and adoption.  I believe everyone should have some ETH in their portfolio, but what is the right amount? And does owning ETH have the potentia...

Bitcoin's Short-Term Trends Are Meaningless In The Big Picture

4 Nov 2020 4 minute read 9 comments bitcoin2009

5 signs that the real Bitcoin rally may only be just beginning - You'd find it easier to list the reasons why Bitcoin isn't in the early stages of an historic bull run. Disclaimer: personally, I can't think of any good reasons. The next catalyst to m...

The ECB prepares its "digital euro".

3 Oct 2020 4 minute read 21 comments Roberto D.

Central banks have been thinking about this for quite some time. A digital currency under their control that pushes the countless electronic currencies that have proliferated over the last decade to the margins. A day ago, the European Central Bank a...