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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I Read About DigiByte. Here's What I Found Out.

22 Feb 2020 6 minute read 15 comments SkinnerCrypto

So, in my quest for more sweet, sweet Crypto, my journeys take me to ever increasingly interesting and maybe slightly obscure digital currencies. This is actually a currency I first learned about from FireFaucet (Fair Warning: Shameless Referral Link...

Business is destroying the community

2 weeks ago 2 minute read 9 comments Tradelize

A recent incident with the Steemit network caused a small resonance in a crypto community. As the topic progressed, it turned out that the PoS system became vulnerable when a business wanted to make a quick dent while destroying up-and-coming teams....

MinerMovements #5

10 Feb 2020 4 minute read 3 comments MinerUpdate

This MinerMovements release was originally sent to subscribers of the MinerUpdate newsletter. You can subscribe here. Coronavirus Catalyzes Global Turmoil We faced some issues with our website last week which resulted in our content being inaccessibl...

Justin Sun, Charlie Lee and Warren Buffet dinner finally happened

6 Feb 2020 2 minute read 11 comments Mamaecrypto

In 2019 Justin Sun, the Chinese cryptocurrency enthusiast and CEO of TRON and BitTorrent won a dinner with Warren Buffet in a yearly auction. The much anticipated dinner did not come fast but finally happened and was announced by Justin Sun today, Fe...

39 Big Companies Who accept Bitcoin as payment

4 Feb 2020 2 minute read 14 comments Shounak

Bitcoin blockchain has brought us many advancements in the world of finance. It's now possible for people to own their money without the need for a middleman or human intervention. Bitcoin is the first digital currency that was created as an alternat...

Stellar Lumens: Currently Worthless, but a Hidden Gem?

1 week ago 2 minute read 22 comments Thomas Wolf

For a while now I've been considering the fact that Proof of Work (POW) currencies that are hardware intensive such as Bitcoin would one day be rendered obsolete by currencies that operate under similar principles but use far less system resources, a...

BAT, Mass Adoption and Related Matters - An Open Discussion

4 weeks ago 5 minute read 27 comments Bragato18

I was searching Publish0x for something new to read. Quick update on BAT caught my eye. Can never read enough about BAT, Brave Rewards and the Brave Browser. It was posted by AlexRypto under the Cryptocurrency trading tricks and tips blog. While I wo...

The 2020 Whale Early Warning System: What We learn from 2020 'Hind Sight'

2 weeks ago 5 minute read 2 comments thunderboltkid

Rigged Markets?  Privileged Early Knowledge to make moves in the stock and bond markets unavailable to the rest? One look at the BTC charts spanning the events which led up to the Crash of 2020 March 9th in the world of Fiat reveals crypto markets an...

Tracking Bitcoin Price Using Python ? (web scraping Guide)

1 week ago 1 minute read 14 comments crypt0z

well in this tutorial we are going to make script that tracks bitcoin price every hour with web scraping technique so first we are going to use this third-party libraries, make sure to download them before we start : - requests - beautifulsoup4 - l...

Coinbase Offers Margin Trading: Ask Yourself “Why?”

13 Feb 2020 2 minute read 11 comments FarewelltoMinds

Coinbase has finally arrived with a margin trading option. This is just a new way for them to make money off of gambling, but they aren't saying it like this. They instead just call if margin trading. They are beginning with a modest 3x amount of lev...