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 is Surveillance Money

15 Mar 2020 8 minute read 14 comments Mandica

The word "surveillance" might make you think of many different things, such as CCTV, GPS tracking, third-party tracking cookies in your browser, supercookies, and device fingerprinting. Think of recent events such as the June 2013 leak of secret NSA...

Market Update After Bitcoin Halving - Where The Prices are Headed?

12 May 2020 7 minute read 6 comments CryptoChartWizard91

Well, it finally happened.  After block number 630,000 was mined by AntPool on May 11th, 2020, the 3rd Bitcoin Block Halving event finally occurred as the Bitcoin mining subsidy was slashed in half from 12.5 BTC per block to just 6.25 BTC per block. ...

The easiest guide to get the most out of Brave

8 May 2020 7 minute read 32 comments Roberto D.

The Brave browser grows in notoriety because it respects privacy, but also because it gives the opportunity to earn BAT tokens, the browser's native cryptocurrency. Let's find out how to best use it. Please note: Whenever I write "Brave Browser" in t...

Cloud Mining Crypto Isn't Worth it, And Here's Why!

3 May 2020 4 minute read 18 comments Wantandable

In my never-ending quest for passive income I have repeatedly come across "cloud mining" being touted as a great method for getting your hands on more crypto without any work. At first cloud mining sounds amazing and companies like Genesis Mining, Ni...

Is USB Mining Profitable?

17 Apr 2020 3 minute read 26 comments AverageVancouverite

Is USB Mining Profitable? Having mined cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Monero, for several years, it isn't uncommon for friends, family and others around me to tell me that they've heard about "USB Miners" and ask whether they're...

Learning Technical Analysis #5 | Symmetrical Triangles

17 May 2020 1 minute read 14 comments costanza

I continue my journey to properly learn all the basics of Technical Analysis making a summary of what I've learned in bite-sized pieces as a way to do better and possibly help those who are also getting into it more. In the past 2 posts, I covered so...

Here Are 10 Awesome Games You Can Promote To Earn Bitcoin!

19 Apr 2020 6 minute read 16 comments CryptoCurrencyExchanges

The Abyss platform is a blockchain gaming platform that ran an ICO in 2018 and they are now launching some awesome games!   The Abyss blockchain gaming platform has a 5 level referral program and allows promoters to earn commissions on all game sales...

Is This a Satoshi Nakamoto Post From 1999?

22 Apr 2020 1 minute read 9 comments Abhi K

Several reports are emerging about a particular post in a Cypherpunks’ mailing list from 1999 - which some seem to think could have been written by Satoshi Nakamoto.  The post saw members discuss the concept of “e-cash.” Specifically, one anonymous m...

Why Ethereum Will Succeed

21 Apr 2020 3 minute read 19 comments CryptoOwen

I first heard of Ethereum sometime in 2017, after finding out about Bitcoin. One doesn't find out about another cryptocurrency before Bitcoin typically and such was the case for me. After discovering that I could cash out via different cryptocurrenci...

Eighteen Days Until The Third Halving. What's Ahead for BTC, and What History Taught Us?

23 Apr 2020 4 minute read 8 comments acesontop

I can't even remember when my last post on Bitcoin was, and I admit right from the beginning not being a technical guy or an expert of any sort for BTC, but I am opinionated and I feel like talking a bit about Bitcoin's halving now, and how I see its...