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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Altcoins are driving global adoption faster than bitcoin.

23 Sep 2020 5 minute read 20 comments Dzoelx

  Bitcoin dominates the cryptocurrency market capitalization; in a market worth over $350 billion, bitcoin accounts for over 55% of the whole cryptocurrency market capitalization, sitting comfortably at the top with over two hundred (200) billion dol...

Managing Your Portfolio with CoinGecko: A How-To Guide

3 Oct 2020 5 minute read 24 comments Mynima

 Introduction Given the speed with which the crypto-industry seems to develop and evolve it should come as no surprise that there are quite a few coin/tokens out there to choose from, each with their own purpose jostling for position. However, when l...

What is a "Sat" ? - Crypto Whiteboard 101

27 Oct 2020 1 minute read 13 comments The Part Time Economist

What Is A Satoshi? "Stacking Sats" is a common phrase in the crypto community that refers to purchasing Bitcoin as a long term investment, but what is a "Sat"? A "Satoshi", or simply "Sat" is a unit of account that is equivalent to 1 / 100,000,000 Bi...

Better Be Prepared When You Go Bounty Hunting - Arm Yourself Against Scammers And Shitcoin Attacks!

22 Aug 2020 7 minute read 19 comments Cryptonator`s

Getting free crypto for reading is fun and so is airdrop hunting. I mean who doesn`t love to get free coins, right? However, be sure to prepare yourself when you go airdrop hunting. Preparing yourself for airdrop hunting means in short: Arm yourself...

PayPal started accepting crypto currency. Here is why I don’t give a shit.

24 Oct 2020 5 minute read 22 comments Hippos4ever

So if you haven’t heard the news in the recent week. Online payment giant PalPal has finally caved and changed its opinion on accepting crypto currencies. After a long drawn out stance of crypto currencies not being worth the payment giants time time...

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...

Ready to enter LiFi ?

12 Nov 2020 4 minute read 6 comments paragism

Bitcoin’s popularity is sky-rocketing day by day but unfortunately, the cost to transact is increasing. Due to the design of Bitcoin, the speed of transactions is limited, meaning only a certain amount of transactions make it into a block. When there...

The Final Dump: Get Ready For Opportunities

6 Sep 2020 2 minute read 33 comments Thomas Wolf

Updated 9/7/20 - Pro Tip: When she bottoms out, BAT, Tezos, and XLM will likely have held their worth better than most and Tezos is at a particularly good investment point - unless, of course, Bitcoin is in a nosedive; in which case all bets are off....

Iranian Central Bank Will Use Mined Bitcoin to Purchase Imports

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 27 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The Iranian central bank has asked registered Iranians miners to sell mined Bitcoin (BTC) to it, according to a report from state-run media outlet the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) on October 29. The ISNA reports that the central bank is aimi...