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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.

In this tag, read Bitcoin (BTC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

David Bond on Avoiding Financial Censorship with Bitcoin, Digital Nomad Life

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 80 comments TheDesertLynx

Digital nomad and purveyor of digital products David Bond comes on the podcast to give his story on using Bitcoin to avoid financial censorship, which had affected his unique business when PayPal shut down his accounts and confiscated his money. We...

What types of cryptos are there?

15 Nov 2021 4 minute read 40 comments Austras

All cryptos were built to fill a function. Payment, store of value, apps running on them, earning potential, borrowing, even memes are built on crypto. But there are so many broad and different use cases, I wanted to condense them into one list so it...

Litecoin For Dummies: Litecoin Purpose, News, Litecoin Price Prediction, And What Is Litecoin For Beginners? How To Mine Litecoin LTC? How To Buy Litecoin And Is Litecoin A Good Investment?

2 Jan 2022 3 minute read 102 comments StealthEX

Litecoin (LTC) is one of the first cryptocurrencies created using the source code of Bitcoin. The project is developing as a payment system for transferring digital assets between users. Keep reading the new StealthEX article and find more about LTC...

How to Live on Crypto: Pay Bills

28 May 2021 1 minute read 62 comments TheDesertLynx

Hi, and welcome back for the final installment of this first run of how to live on crypto. Today I’m going to try to show you how to pay your bills using cryptocurrency. This is the most difficult part of living on crypto. If you can’t do it where y...

If You Still Have Bitcoin, You've Won

4 Mar 2022 4 minute read 27 comments johnwege

If you are still in Bitcoin after all that we have gone through since last summer; then you are a survivor.  The price of bitcoin went from an all-time high to drop by more than half of its price in a matter of weeks.  And then the FUD attacks began,...

What the New Federal Reserve Stablecoin Report Means for the Crypto Space

3 Feb 2022 5 minute read 4 comments Zacharias

  3 February 2022: Stablecoins have been a center focus of federal investigations recently as adoption of different coins like Tether (USDT) and US Dollar Coin (USDC) have exploded since 2020. Stablecoins not only provide a "safe haven" for investors...

The Reasons For The Growth Of The Cryptocurrency Rates

13 Mar 2022 5 minute read 27 comments StealthEX

Despite the instability that reigns in the financial markets, the Bitcoin community rallied in the face of the crisis. “This happened because of the war, the decreased correlation of crypto with traditional finance, the acceptance of Bitcoin in the w...

Why I'm Cutting Back on Bitcoin Lending

23 Feb 2022 5 minute read 27 comments johnwege

As always, the bitcoin and crypto markets are evolving, and if we want to be successful we have to change with them as well or get left behind. If you have been paying attention to the recent world news involving Canada, Ukraine, and Russia; then you...

Anime Dog Breed: Meet Koromaru Inu.

3 Jan 2022 2 minute read 57 comments Swapzone

If you are familiar with dog-themed tokens, then you are well aware that they have enjoyed massive growth, especially during the pandemic period. Thanks to the public endorsement of Elon Musk and a number of celebrities, these coins have gained quite...

KuCoin: The Best Place to Earn Crypto Passive Income? (PART 1)

31 Jan 2022 11 minute read 24 comments johnwege

The cryptocurrency market is changing, and we all need to keep evolving with it if we want to be successful. If you have been following me for any length of time, you will most likely already know that one of my greatest passions is building a passiv...