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 behaviour.

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.


Can We Experience a Similar Bull Run in 2019 that Happened in 2017?

2 weeks ago 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $10.26 tipped

It seems that the Bitcoin bulls are back in action once again after surging toward the $12,000 region this week! This latest push higher has many believing that we are about to witness a bull-run akin to the magical late-2017 bull run previously witn...

Argentina's Peso is Collapsing Right Now - It's Really Bad. Can Bitcoin Reach New Heights?

1 week ago 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $7.30 tipped

I don’t usually try and touch the ever-opinionated subject of politics on my blogs because the discussion usually ends up nowhere. However, over the memorable history, there have been some interesting developments within the entire global economic an...

The story of why Bitcoin and Ethereum forked; and why EOS can't.

6 days ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $6.76 tipped

A time not long ago The year is 2009, and just as the year was starting Bitcoin is born on 3 January. Its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first block containing a reward of 50 bitcoins. This genesis block had a message embedded on it reading 'The...

Bitcoin Went Below $10K Because of this? IRS Is Chasing Mom and Pop Crypto Investors

3 weeks ago 1 minute read Adamic0 $6.22 tipped

So there’s one big bit of news that’s been worrying American crypto investors over the past week - the IRS is sending notices to investors asking them to pay for all of their back taxes for all the profits they’ve earned from investing in it. Notices...

CNBC: $55K Bitcoin Forecast - When?

2 weeks ago 2 minute read Ed-california $5.76 tipped

The Squawk Box CNBC co-host, Joe Kernen, has taken his Bitcoin maximalism to the next level when he recently predicted that Bitcoin would reach $55K in the following months. His announcement of this prediction was met with laughter by his co-hosts as...

This Bull Run is Fundamentally Different Than the Previous One. Here’s Why

3 weeks ago 9 minute read Mappo $5.28 tipped

This Bull Run is Fundamentally Different Than the Previous One. Here’s Why. Everyone knows about the time in 2017 and early 2018 when bitcoin hit over $20,000 USD and Ethereum was sitting nicely at $1,300+. In fact, the total market cap for coins a...

4 Important Crypto News You Might Have Missed in July

4 weeks ago 3 minute read Ed-california $5.09 tipped

The crypto news cycle operates at such a rapid pace that I thought it might help to round everything up neatly at the end of the month. So here’s a roundup of this month’s major crypto news for all of the biggest tokens.  Bitcoin (BTC) Bitcoin’s mos...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Nineteen - Down 75%

2 weeks ago 4 minute read starthere $5.09 tipped

The Experiment: Instead of hypothetically tracking cryptos, I made an actual $1000 investment, $100 in each of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap as of the 1st of January 2018. Think of it as a lazy man's Index Fund (no weighting or rebalanci...

EASY Way To Recognize Bullish Patterns - Crypto Trading For Beginners Part 1

3 weeks ago 5 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $5.01 tipped

Hey guys, there have been quite a few comments asking for some help regarding some of my methods of trading - so I have decided to start a new tutorial series to help you guys along. In this first section, I would like to cover some of the EASIEST bu...

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH Price Prediction for August 2019

3 weeks ago 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.94 tipped

Finally, the cryptocurrency markets have started to show the initial signs that this period of recent consolidation may have come to a close. With August upon us, I felt it was time to update my last predictions so here are my price predictions for t...