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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EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Thirteen - UP 63%

8 Feb 2020 4 minute read 22 comments starthere

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Celebrities Infected, NBA Shuts Down, International Flights Banned — How COVID19 is affecting Crypto

2 weeks ago 6 minute read 13 comments Mappo

By now, everyone around the world will be aware of the Corona Virus (COVID19). Many of us will have been impacted in some way, either through panic buying of toilet paper, or changed travel plans or simply cancelled public events. Are we all going...

North Korea Scale-Up Monero Mining Activity

19 Feb 2020 2 minute read 13 comments MinerUpdate

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. The second research report from threat intelligence agency Recorded Future highlights that North Korea have scaled up...

I Read a Draft Congress Bill That Wants To Regulate Cryptocurrency in the USA. Here's What I Learned.

15 Feb 2020 5 minute read 34 comments SkinnerCrypto

Alrighty, I have a juicy little topic to talk about. It is about the alleged Crypto-Currency Act of 2020 (You can read it yourself HERE), which apparently goes over what I would consider pretty sweeping potential crypto legislation in the United Stat...

Brave Brendan Eich Browser Overturns Advertising with Basic Attention Tokens Digitally

14 Feb 2020 4 minute read 32 comments 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...

I Read A Forbes Article Bashing Crypto. This Is What I Think About It.

3 weeks ago 6 minute read 19 comments SkinnerCrypto

There are two types of Internet Assholes. The first Asshole is one that truly relishes in being a big ol' asshole. What exactly does that entail? Typically, it means having a dumb-ass opinion based on a high level understanding of the subject materia...

Differences between Coinbase and Coinbase Pro

13 Feb 2020 2 minute read 10 comments Mamaecrypto

  Are you interested to know the main differences between Coinbase and Coinbase Pro? While researching about the two I gathered some information that I think will be helpful. Below I answer few questions that you might be asking. What is the differen...

If Bitcoin Reaches $1 Million This Means It Failed, Here's Why

2 weeks ago 5 minute read 21 comments Dikenh0ff

Alright, I've been meaning to write this post for quite a while now but with the recent price madness, I just didn't have the time to do it. In any case, I've noticed that a lot of crypto Twitter is covered with price predictions and it's bumming me...

Where are Bitcoin’s Retail Investors?

28 Feb 2020 5 minute read 13 comments MarkHelfman

Bitcoin continues to languish at a mere 30 percent gain for the year. We’ve gone months without FOMO, dropping from $14,000 in July 2019 to roughly $6,500 before settling into today's $8,500 price. Some say bitcoin’s price will go as low as $6,000 ....

5 Hard Forks You Need To Know About

1 week ago 5 minute read 8 comments ChangeNOW

Before we get into what a hard fork means, let’s look at what… a fork even means. Your thoughts might immediately move to cutlery but you can rest assured this word means something very different in the cryptocurrency space. A “fork” happens when a c...