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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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...

Will UBI be the next big thing in crypto?

25 Oct 2020 4 minute read 23 comments paragism

Cover Image Source Thomas More wrote a socio-political Latin satire called Utopia in the early 16th century. The book primarily depicts a story about a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Every person used to rec...

BAT breaks Rank past 7 Days: Goes it's own way?

26 Jun 2020 2 minute read 27 comments thunderboltkid

Looks like investors are finally waking up to the fact BAT & Brave Co. have a different gig. Brave's Permissioned Advertising Market Place offer enables Ad Buyers/Placers to buy Ads in #BAT and, using the Brave Ad Network these Ads get sent to the Br...

Why You’re Missing Bitcoin’s Most Revolutionary Feature

29 Aug 2020 5 minute read 11 comments MarkHelfman

With bitcoin’s price exploding, you may think it’s about to go mainstream. Finally, the blockchain will have its day and everybody will realize the amazing power of open, permissionless financial networks and censorship-resistant money systems. Fiat...

The Best Way to Talk to Normal People About Cryptocurrency

16 May 2020 5 minute read 16 comments MarkHelfman

Recently, I published Stop Arguing With People. Show Them How Cryptocurrency is Useful and Education Will Not Get People to Use Bitcoin—Here’s Why.” Contradiction? No. Most people don’t like to learn or argue, but they like useful things. Maybe that’...

Bitcoin's Latest & My Thoughts on Global Affairs

30 Apr 2020 7 minute read 31 comments Thomas Wolf

Last night (4-29-20) Bitcoin spiked to $9,400 at around 9 PM CTZ.  Yesterday was also the second-wave of direct deposit stimulus checks - something tells me that this time people did a little investing!  I have no doubt many people made some money ba...

Ethereum 2.0: official launch date and current situation!

8 Nov 2020 3 minute read 29 comments Roberto D.

With the impending launch of Ethereum 2.0, wallets are starting to accumulate cryptocurrency at levels never seen before, positively affecting the price. According to Glassnode, a crypto analysis company, Ethereum (ETH) has broken several records fol...

My Crypto Portfolio

26 Aug 2020 6 minute read 14 comments johnwege

I don't know about you guys, but I have become somewhat obsessed with maintaining my portfolio.  Checking the prices each morning when I wake up, looking countless times through out the day and of course before I go to bed.  Not only that but I'm als...

My Crypto Earnings This Month (October)

2 Nov 2020 5 minute read 24 comments johnwege

Another month has come and gone, and we are now entering the month of November. The year is going by incredibly fast, but as always, the beginning of each new month is my favorite time of the month, because that is when I get paid in my passive crypt...

CoinGecko Candy Rewards

4 Nov 2020 1 minute read 23 comments cryptoforcanadians

I want to briefly share with you in this post something interesting that I came across and hopefully you find it interesting as well.  The other day I was on CoinGecko's website and noticed an icon in the top right hand corner; it was a candy jar. I...