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

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 238 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...

If crypto never happened; what would you be doing currently?

11 Dec 2023 2 minute read 86 comments Dzoelx

Source Some computing technologies powering blockchain technology and cryptocurrency already existed before 2005. Not until the advent of Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies were foreign terms if they even existed at all. From the c...

The Biggest Struggle in Bitcoin

8 Dec 2023 2 minute read 87 comments johnwege

Everyone has their own idea of what it means to invest in Bitcoin. They have heard the stories of how people bought Bitcoin and became rich nearly overnight. No matter what anyone tells you, nearly everyone that has entered the Bitcoin market during...

4 Crypto Rules That Will Make You Successful

17 Dec 2023 3 minute read 49 comments johnwege

When it comes to investing in crypto, there are 4 main philosophies that I always stick to no matter what. I attribute nearly all success to these four things, and fully believe anyone can be successful by following them as well. Anyone can become su...

State of the Market (12/10/23)

10 Dec 2023 3 minute read 57 comments Todd Mei PhD

Get the Full Free Version of The Art of the Bubble Newsletter here. The Macro Situation Economic equilibrium (noun): a state when supply and demand balance each other; a no-when; the point within an economy when the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser ba...

Best Tokenless Decentralized Exchanges

8 Dec 2023 5 minute read 62 comments ☑️0🆇D̺͈͙͕̿ͧ̑ͣ🅰🆅🅸🅳eͤ

In this article, I will tell you about some decentralized exchanges that will allow you to trade without KYC. These are advisable solutions for a number of reasons: -Lack of KYC and more privacy precisely-Greater security than centralized exchanges (...

Bitcoin is More Than Just Getting Rich

12 Dec 2023 3 minute read 30 comments johnwege

Bitcoin is unlike any other financial asset in the world. Everyone knows that it has the potential to change your life financially. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg with Bitcoin, and its benefits far exceed that. The truth is that Bitcoin...

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9 Dec 2023 7 minute read 48 comments BitcoinBaby

I have been in this crypto space for quite a few years now, but I still consider myself a noob.That´s because there is just so much crypto shizzle out there, this crypto-verse is huge and keeps expanding.You just can´t dive into everything. That is...

Crypto Farming: The Gold Rush of the Digital Age

24 Nov 2023 4 minute read 17 comments SimpleSwap

Venturing into the Crypto World often involves seeking new avenues for earning money. The first idea that usually comes to mind is cryptocurrency mining, but usually it's quickly discarded due to the high cost of equipment. The most common way to acq...

An Extremely Brief End-Year Message...and ETFs! G'bye 2023!

24 Dec 2023 11 minute read 23 comments BitcoinGordon

Hello Everyone! What a year! I don't think anyone could say honestly, with a straight face, that it was a great year for governments, for education institutions, for honest support in international affairs, or dignified handling of terror...